It's only the 18th day of the month, and San Francisco has already had 424 percent of our normal rainfall for December, including this week's downpours. El Niño, anyone?

As CBS 5 reports, this is the wettest December in Bay Area history, since records have been kept in the 1850s. And San Jose has seen over 700 percent of their December rainfall already.

Tahoe skiers are of course hoping this isn't just a December phenomenon, and climatologists were saying back in October that they didn't think this would be a strong El Nino year, but what do they know!? Bring it on!

As we learned yesterday we need 11 trillion gallons of rain to fall to recover from the drought, so we're not even well on our way.

There may not be too much more before the new year, though. High pressure is moving in after some drizzle on Friday, meaning Christmas week will likely be a dry one, at least through Christmas Day.

At least you can burn fires, though — unlike the last couple of dry, warm Decembers that were full of Spare the Air Days.