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It Never Rains...

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...So maybe that's why everyone is so interested in whether or not we broke the cumulative rain fall record. Newsflash: We didn't. No matter what different parameters we want to play with if the National Weather Service didn't track it with their equipment, it doesn't count. And while we really do need more rainy seasons like the last one to battle our drought, the increased storm activity didn't come without a cost. A hefty one. Road repair is thought to reach $157 million.

Podcaster Sandra Lowell mocks all this excited rain talk with her "Pray for Rain" podcasts from last week. Pray For Rain/Save Los Angeles Now! did more than all of us combined to try to get LA over the hump:

While most Angelenos only whispered their prayers for the mere .9000001 inch of dew that would have put them over the top, the Pray for Rain/Save Los Angeles Now! coalition prayed publicly and fervently till midnight Thursday that a miracle, possibly a last minute scientific breakthrough, would turn the tide and convert the storms' destruction into victory.