Rain? What’s that?

I just did a little quick googling, because I was curious how often it rained here in Santa Barbara… My results surprised me more than a little– The average rainfall is one and a half inches of rainfall per month.
The full list of average rainfall per month is here:

Inches 0.50 1.76 2.91 3.78 4.18 3.07 1.28 0.30 0.09 0.03 0.06 0.25 18.25

Month Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Total

That’s just crazy to me… Especially since, looking back through the records, it’s not rare for most of the summer months to have no rainfall at all. Good thing it gets foggy here, or nothing would survive.

12 Responses to “Rain? What’s that?”

Well that’s more than double what we get here in Phoenix 😉 ! Gotta love the dry heat!

jonisfalling - September 8th, 2004 at 6:58 pm

Sheeyit… that’s all?
Last year Orlando had 40 inches of rain. The year before that it had 65.
Even here in NC the average rainfall is 42 inches per year.

You dry-landers are so funny.

Seriously, living in Colorado just about killed me it was so dry. I always felt like a lizard.

Owen - September 9th, 2004 at 7:27 am

😀 I got accepted to a graduate program in Arizona, and I have to admit– the weather was at least a marginal consideration in my decision not to go there.

Paradoxdruid - September 8th, 2004 at 7:37 pm

Wow . . . I always felt like weather was hugely important. Gilvoro keeps mentioning that we could move to Texas. I hate heat (not to mention that I like living in areas that aren’t beyond all hope of voting for Democrats and for liberal reforms . . . ). Give me Seattle with lots of rain and cooler climate. 🙂 I’m ready to be done with summer!

ShortSpeedFreak - September 8th, 2004 at 11:42 pm

Wow, I can’t even imagine getting 65 inches of rain in one year! Last year we had 6.8 inches. at that rate it would take 10 years for us to get 65 inches!!!!

jonisfalling - September 9th, 2004 at 1:21 pm

Wait.. why would Gilvoro want to move to Texas? He does realize the predominant political and societal views in Texas, right?

(disclaimer: I think Texas is beautiful and has a lot of neat stuff. But seriously, it’s pretty backwards in a lot of ways.)

Paradoxdruid - September 9th, 2004 at 2:24 pm

Seriously, I mean, other than living in Austin and being satisfied with having one democratic city councilperson, you’d sorta have no choice but to be represented by a Bushite.

Owen - September 9th, 2004 at 2:46 pm

Gotta love that high humidity you get when living a few miles from the ocean — stuff doesn’t really need rain there 🙂

(… though, strange thing to be looking at/posting about at such an hour… )

Teisha - September 8th, 2004 at 4:55 pm

If you ignore the whitepeople, Texans are tied to the bumpers of cars and dragged.

Owen - September 10th, 2004 at 7:13 am

Well having lived in Texas yes I can say that it has it drawbacks but Austin has a really good school. Besides if you ignore the white people Texans are alright.

Gilvoro - September 9th, 2004 at 7:53 pm

Well, they’re easier to catch.

Owen - September 12th, 2004 at 11:51 am

I realize that no matter where I live, there will be bigots. However, I’d rather not live in a state that hates gays, minorities, single mothers, women having equal rights, and “retarded people.” Well, I assume they hate the mentally handicapped since they seem to like to kill them so much.

ShortSpeedFreak - September 12th, 2004 at 12:05 am

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