I walk down the lane, with a happy refrain
It rained some here overnight. Came down pretty hard, with thunder and lightning even, but it didn't last long. Two-tenths of an inch.
There's more to come throughout the day, they say. Let's hope so. And hope that it helps the firefighters and the people who are under threat. What a mess.
The face on the air quality meter closest to our place has changed from the dark maroon frowny face (hazardous) to the red frowny face (unhealthy). Merely unhealthy – for that we should be grateful, I guess. It's a start.
UPDATE, later that morning: The amount of rain Portlanders got overnight seems to vary quite a bit by neighborhood. My 2-tenths-of-an-inch number is from the rain gauge at Irvington School in close-in Northeast Portland. The airport is showing 3 tenths. Lewis & Clark College, slightly west of the Willamette and on the southern edge of the city, is showing 8 tenths.