|A LOT of rain comes down the rain chain off the back of the house even in a short downpour|
|Rain also poured into my collection tanks (the 50-gallon tank is shown on the left and the 265-gallon tank on the right)|
I estimate that my 50-gallon tank is about 70% full. My 160-gallon tank, its supply down to 45 gallons before the rain, is now back up close to 80 gallons. My 265-gallon tank looks as though it may now be full. And, dropping our rain chain into plastic trugs, I managed to fill those and most of my watering cans. This water all came off our house and garage roofs with only a total of 0.14 inches (3.6 mm) of rain.
Drizzle continued off and on throughout the day but the weather station total didn't move and no water poured down the rain chain as it had that morning. Still, the evening temperature and humidity made it feel as though I was in Hawaii rather than Los Angeles.
|View of the LA harbor in early evening|
The finches didn't mind the muggy conditions.
And neither did the cat.
|She only resents having her rest disturbed|
As for my part, I'm hoping for a bit more rain this evening to fill the rest of my 160-gallon rain tank. Summer rain is unusual in Los Angeles but very, very welcome.
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