Last week my little rain gauge mounted on my fence reached its capacity and overflowed. Next time I checked it, water was over the rim again. I have to buy a bigger rain gauge. But not far away a neighbor, an amateur meteorologist, has recorded almost 16 inches of rainfall so far this season. Because our yearly rainfall averages about 13 inches, and we're only a third of the way through the rainy season, we can safely say it is going to be a wet winter.
During the early morning following the wettest night of the storm, I managed to weave my way through flooded, rain-soaked streets. I carefully navigated alternate routes, avoided at least two road closures from flooding, and finally got to work.