A little rain, a little flooding, but still drought

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It was very nice having a couple of episodes of soft rain fall on my head (and my yard) over the weekend. Nice to see the Dodgers get a little wet. Nice to get some cooling and colorful sunsets. But despite the isolated newsworthy pummeling over and just below the San Gabriels east of Los Angeles, this was a rainfall non-event. Most of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works' real-time monitors barely registered over the past 48 hours. See the map above, which shows what gets picked up by the county's telemetry system.

So the deep California drought continues uninterrupted. These maps made the rounds last week:

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