Sunday, January 08, 2017

Answered Prayer

At the church entrance: the rain fell steadily
on Sunday morning but did not keep the faithful away.
I knew storms of the century, and 2017 New Year's squall, you're no storm of the century (with apologies to Lloyd Bentsen).

On Sunday morning the wind and rain were not strong enough to dampen worshippers. As ushers, Elliot and I had expected very light duty, but attendance was nearly normal.

The Peninsula by and large escaped the floods and road closures that pummeled other areas:
In the Bay Area, northern regions took the brunt of the storm, with the Napa River reaching flood stage at St. Helena and Napa and water spilling into frontage areas alongside the Petaluma River in downtown Petaluma. In Sonoma County, authorities were urging people in low-lying areas along the Russian River to evacuate ahead of flooding predicted for Monday.
The good news is that snowpack levels across the State are at normal levels or higher.

Dare we hope that the drought has ended? It's an auspicious beginning to the year.

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