When It Rains It Pours

Do you remember that old idiom, “When it rains, it pours”? It generally means that when something bad happens, other bad things usually happen at the same time. And yet, the marketing geniuses at Morton Salt tried to turn a negative into a positive by implying that Morton Salt was free flowing even in damp, rainy weather.

Speaking about rain, we could sure use some here in the San Francisco Bay Area. The last solid rain we had was in late January and there was a quick skittering of rain on April 25th. And that means that Sunday will mark exactly three months since even a drop of water has fallen from the skies around here.

The Bay Area’s drought condition has worsened following two consecutive dry winters with little chance of rain in the coming months. Most of the region went from the “severe drought” category, the third worst, to the “exceptional drought” category, the worst, in just two months.

At this point, our dreams are for a good drenching, but that is unlikely before late October or November, and by then, residents of the entire Bay Area may be dealing with severe water use restrictions.


Written for these daily prompts from yesterday: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (idiom), Ragtag Daily Prompt (rain), Word of the Day Challenge (skitter), Your Daily Word Prompt (exact), and The Daily Spur (dreams).

6 thoughts on “When It Rains It Pours

  1. Marleen July 24, 2021 / 6:29 am

    I was just having a conversation, yesterday, with someone about it being the end of the world… with fire threatening and with knowledge increasing. The smoke is hovering over the hints of foothills of the Ozarks to the south on Saint Louis.

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    • Marleen July 25, 2021 / 10:47 pm

      Edit: … to the south of Saint Louis.

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  2. pendantry July 25, 2021 / 5:12 am

    I always thought the idiom was “It never rains, but it pours”. Ah! I’m led to believe (by DuckDuckGo) that mine is the British version, whereas yours is the USAn one. I’ve learnt something new today! 🙂

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