It was a downpour in some places, a sprinkle in others as the Bay Area got some much needed rain Sunday.
“I've been around for some droughts, but not like this!” said Jason Begun of Berkeley's Westbrae Nursery. “We've been watering plants all winter, and that's unusual.”
On Sunday, Mother Nature did the watering.
“Every little bit helps, I guess, but it's not significant enough to change things,” said Begun.
The California Highway Patrol said it responded to at least three vehicle spinouts on 880 alone Sunday morning.
CHP Officer Michael Bradley is from the Pacific Northwest, and a seasoned foul weather driver.
“The problem with California is it's not typical to have rain in these types of areas, so it's a perishable skill to drive defensively in the rain,” said Bradley, hinting that California drivers are out of practice driving in slippery, wet conditions. “In adverse conditions, you need to remember to be more alert, more aware, and slow down your speed.”
At a Berkeley soccer field, league play didn't get washed out, but spectators and players bundled up against the cold.
“About the first half was all rain!” said player, Wes Knapp as he left the field. “It's been a while since it's rained. Obviously, there's no rain delay or game cancellations here.”
Any rain is good rain, but the Bay Area is far behind normal rainfall for this time of year. Forecasters say we would need to get more than 21 inches of rain by the end of the rainy season in June to make up for the shortfall, and that isn't likely.
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To Celebrate the first year of The Bay Lights, a light sculpture on the Bay Bridge, the SF Bicycle Coalition lead a large group of cyclists on a ride through the city where many had their bikes lit up.