Fernwood Rain Report

By Eric Fitzgerald

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Fernwood Rain Report
After quite a few dry Januarys, we finally have a juicy one. A series of potent winter storms rolling off the Pacific Ocean has all our waterfalls roaring from a season that has now reached 20.28 inches of rain as of January 15th. The rainy season runs from October 1st to September 30th. On average we usually get 18.57 inches of precipitation over the course of the entire rain year but here we are, only half way through January and we’ve already received more moisture than we do in an entire average year, with the wettest month on average—February—still ahead. The averages for my NOAA approved weather station here in Fernwood span 26 years. By contrast the Civic Center in Los Angeles has only seen 12.18 inches of the wet stuff to date. Our higher totals can be explained by the orographic lift provided by Saddle Peak and the other Santa Monica Mountains that encompass our now verdant canyon.
PHOTO BY ROGER PUGLIESE Rock Fall on Topanga Canyon Blvd. at 2-mile bridge at MM: 1.2.
Photo by Gary Dannenbaum Property owners on Old Canyon had damage to their car when this oak fell.
Jan. 5: Caltrans hard at work. The Boulder on TCB was exploded later that night.

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January 20, 2023

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