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The Daily Hilario: Stormageddon, disappointingly

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It was supposed to be the storm of the century.  People were freaking out, man.  There was a run on fuel.  And sandbags.  And water.  Schools cancelled, events postponed, everybody losing their minds just a bit.

Last week, a sudden downpour -- and that may be greatly understating things -- turned roads into rivers, lower-lying areas into lakes, and commutes into slip-n-slides.  Storm drains, the ones that weren't blocked up already by all the fallen leaves that is, were overwhelmed by the rain that was coming down at something like 8"/hour at one point.  We survived that, but the TV warned that this new one, this week, this could be EVEN WORSE!  Panic in the streets!

Needless to say, it's been mostly just lots of rain (finally, after months and months of drought, mind you, which followed a couple dry winters).  Some wind.  A few trees fell onto power lines, and some people went without electricity for a little bit.  Far from the stromapocalypse stormageddon promised.  I'm almost disappointed.

(In fairness, it was a good bit worse in the Bay Area where at least one portion of a major freeway flooded -- see picture.)


Of course the upshot of this whole thing is that it's dumping in the Sierras and we might actually have a good ski season!  Got my brand new boots ready!  Sick wit' it, as the kids would say.


FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
19.30:  Championship, 22nd vs. 20th:  Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Millwall
19.30:  Ligue 1, 3rd vs. 19th:  Olympique Lyonnais vs. Caen
19.45:  La Liga, 17th vs. 1st:  Almeria vs. Real Madrid

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