It was reported yesterday in the Desert Sun that rainfall in the Coachella Valley was already above average at 6.29 inches this season. That was yesterday. Today it is gently raining again. Our annual average is just above five inches, so we can be sure that this added rainfall will benefit our aquifers.
We are so blessed here in the valley to have rain, while much of the country is literally digging out from several feet of snow. Yes, snow is pretty, but we do like the sun and the temperate clime that we enjoy here in Palm Springs almost daily year round. Right now it is 59 degrees. No shovels here. No drawers filled with wool scarves, gloves and mittens; no closets by the door with heavy coats and snow boots at the ready. Actually, when the rains first come each year, Dick and I have to dig out our umbrellas, as they’ve been in retirement for ten or eleven months!
We will likely see new snow on the distant peaks at higher elevations, when the skies clear. (Of course, to enjoy snow, one need only take a tram ride up to the mountains at 8500′, less than a half hour from the heart of the Village of Palm Springs.) To watch our weather, go to PALM SPRINGS WEATHER, click on Ten Day Forecast to see more.