While a paltry 0.01 of an inch of rain Tuesday provided Angelenos with little more than a bad hair day, the Southland welcomed spring still on course to register one of the driest rain seasons in city history. Though forecasters predicted a 30 percent chance of rain for today, it’ll likely be less than a quarter of an inch, with no wetness on the horizon through early next week. “For us in Southern California, it’s actually a mixed blessing,” Bill Patzert, climatologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Ca ada Flintridge, said of the first day of spring. “It means the end of real rain. It means a bad pollen season. … It means June gloom and after that, a super-duper fire season.” With 75 percent of the Southland’s precipitation occurring between November and April, spring’s arrival is a reminder that time is running out to boost this season’s rain totals. Since July 1, Los Angeles has had 2.43 inches of rain. Last year at this time, 8.46 inches of rain had fallen, while normal rainfall would be 13.08 inches. Because of the lack of rain and recent heat wave, authorities have begun clearing overly dry brush in fire zones two months ahead of schedule. The National Weather Service has issued seven red-flag warnings since Dec. 1, when normally they might not issue any during that period through early spring. If the below-normal rainfall continues through June 30, this season’s totals would be the lowest ever. Said Patzert: “We have as much chance of 4 inches of rain this year as the Lakers have getting into the semifinals.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3329 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges couldn’t hide his delight when he finally got his hands on his favourite drink Football Special. The hugely popular comedian immediately took to Twitter to express his joy that the soft drink was now being stocked in his native Glasgow. Bridges posted a picture of the Football Special bottle and wrote the following caption.“Good to see this fine brew has made it over to Clydebank from Donegal! @The_glen_cafe Yaldy! 🙂A few weeks back Donegal Daily revealed how Seamus McDaid, 26, had been charged with giving the unique-flavoured soft drink a new lease of life – across the globe.He was tasked with promoting the brand across the USA in major cities like Boston and Philadelphia. McDaid also revealed how he was stocking the brand in Glasgow because of the large Donegal diaspora in the city.It seems his efforts are already paying off. 🙂 SCOTTISH COMEDIAN DELIGHTED TO GET HIS ‘SPECIAL’ DONEGAL BREW was last modified: May 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesFootball SpecialGlasgowKevin BridgesMcDaid’snewsTwitter