While we're all waiting for the deluge that the meteo-pundits have all but assured us El Niño will bring, here's something to get your pulse skittering.
Rain. And a rainbow.
A meager little shower wafted across San Francisco during rush hour early Wednesday. This reporter saw several fellow pedestrians stop and gaze skyward.
The few drops that fell were enough to wet the pavement, but little more. They came from a weather system moving across the coast this morning that was just enough to moisten rain gauges here: As of 9 a.m., Mount Hamilton, in the Diablo Range east of San Jose, had gotten .12 of an inch. La Honda, in the Peninsula hills, had .05. And Half Moon Bay had been washed by .01 -- one one-hundredth -- of an inch.
Decent rains fell far, far to our north -- here's a list that covers California -- with totals topping an inch in western Humboldt and Del Norte counties.