I was very pleased to notice this morning that the side-walk and street were damp. A plastic tub had water in a thin puddle in it. Not much, but something. Under the street trees the road was still dry, so I’d figure it was about 1/10 of an inch. A faint mist was in the air.
This is onshore flow from a large Low Pressure area off the Oregon coast. Unfortunately for them, the air flow is basically straight north so only their coast is having the smoke removed. For us, it is more onshore bringing mist, precipitation, and some hope for clear air and reduced fires. For Oregon, that happens Thursday to Friday with significant (i.e. more than mist…) rain. At about 2 minutes in this 4 minute weather report, they show the low off shore.
Oddly, Wunderground shows no precipitation.
Often our first wetness comes the day after Halloween. I know this as many a year with kids I was worried over rain on Halloween that did not come. It is not common to have rain in early September. This is NOT Globull Warming. This is what happens when it’s cold and damp.
With any luck, that Low will bring enough damp sea air, fog, and yes, even rain, to California and Oregon such that the fires are easy to put out and once again the DNC dreams of death, destruction and horrors they can blame on Trump will be dashed. Maybe God is a Republican. 8-)