Mayhem on the streets and on Twitter
Well, it rained in Los Angeles today. Not a ton, but a little. The National Weather Service measured .41 inches at LAX and .94 inches in Pasadena. As wet weather has become an increasingly rare phenomenon, social media users were there to weigh in on all the action. By this afternoon, the weather was a hot topic on Twitter.
At one point #LA Rain rose all the way to No. 2 on the prestigious trending list.
To celebrate this rare occurrence, here are 12 tweets that capture the mayhem of a rainy day in LA.
— Wendy Heard (@wendydheard) January 5, 2017
Reactions ran the gamut, from shock:
— CM_Varitas (@CM_Varitas) January 5, 2017
— Steph Noel Garrison (@stephgarrison) January 5, 2017
To, um, hunger?
I ran home at lunch time and put a roast in the slow cooker w/onion, red potatoes, carrots, etc…pot roast aroma to greet me later #LARain
— GeoffHenderson (@Geoffsabtchange) January 5, 2017
— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) January 5, 2017
As can be expected, plenty of jokes were made at the expense of LA drivers:
Not everybody knows this, but there’s a magic ingredient in #LARain that makes you forget how to drive.
— Anna Viele (@abdpbt) January 5, 2017
— CampusNote (@CampusNote1) January 5, 2017
And umbrella holders:
— Megan Martin (@Adsgirl26) January 5, 2017
We saw some nice pictures:
— Clarence Cranbrook (@MrBigGear) January 5, 2017
And plenty of wet pets:
— Your New Best Friend (@romangonzales23) January 5, 2017
— Mason Cook (@masoncook) January 5, 2017
Could it be that a little precipitation is all it takes to bring LA residents together? Well, this is the time to find out. Rain is expected to fall off and on for the next few days, with the heaviest downpours arriving Monday morning.
Does this mean the drought is over?
— Misty Wood (@FoggyTrails) January 5, 2017
Right again, Twitter. We’ve still got a long way to go. But it’s a start!
- 5 things to know about the massive storm headed to California [Curbed LA]
- This month has been Downtown LA’s wettest in six years [Curbed LA]
- The Drought is Over! Say Some California Water Officials [Curbed LA]