First off, apologies. I’d promised you a 7 p.m. update last night and I failed you. I know how many of you were depending on my diligence and I totally blew it. In my feeble defense, it was too dark and too freakin’ cold last night to try and ge-ge-ge-get a photo. Plus by then in my meteorological opinion the rain had ceased. Mostly.
So at 12 hours past due it is this morning that I offer my final tally. But as was pointed out in the comments of Stromwartch No. 1, my initial measurement of 7.5 picas was a total FAIL, because the utensil features a little bit extra that’s not part of the count. Gah! So the water that fell between Sunday night and Monday morn was probably about 10 picas or almost 1.75 inches. Whoa.
Now for my final reading as of this morning at 6:40 a.m. I used good ol’ fashioned Stanley measuring tape (not a lame pica pole with a silly extra bit of rounded tip) and it shows that just slightly more than a full and complete 2.0625 inches (or 13 picas) of liquid refreshment divebombed my section of Silver Lake:
Future updates at a date to be determined on a date to be determined.