Though yesterday's brief rain shower was met with a thrill of excitement from parched San Franciscans, don't get too excited: according to the National Weather Service, those droplets didn't mean shit.
Speaking with the Chron, National Weather Service hydrologist Mark Strudley said that “I’m looking at a lot of zeros here in the Bay Area, so whatever fell is below measurement."
Today in San Francisco there was rain and fog, and it was magical ☁️☔️✨ I love this weather☺️❤️— Kati. (@katiii_ann) September 15, 2015
Those raindrops you saw yesterday afternoon were the final vestiges of Hurricane Linda, which got started on September 6 southwest of Mexico and had crapped out by September10.
Why is everyone not in the San Francisco streets celebrating right now? RAIN! Hallelujah!— Carlee Busby (@carleebusby) September 15, 2015
But all is not lost for rain celebrants like Carlee Busby (quoted above): though there's no chance of rain today, Strudley says that there's a 30% chance of rain in SF on Wednesday, perhaps as much as a “couple hundreds of an inch.”
Wait, a couple hundreds of an inch? That's it? Perhaps Carlee would be better served to ponder the words of Mad Max's Immortan Joe: "Do not become addicted to water, my friends...it will take hold of you and you will resent its absence."