The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
This week’s recipient of Who Won the Week recipient is not a who, but a what. It’s rain.
For the first time in more than six months we got some measurable rain this morning. It wasn’t much — less than a quarter of an inch — but given the severe drought we are experiencing, every little bit helps. And we’re supposed to get an additional quarter inch of rain within the next 24 hours.
So what’s the big deal? Well, as mentioned, we in Northern California are in a severe drought. We essentially have two seasons here: the rainy reason from November through March and the dry season from April through October. Getting any rain in September is highly unusual.
December, January and February are typically the wettest months, with 75 percent of the state’s annual precipitation within those months. Unfortunately, for the last few years, the typical amount of rain we have gotten during the “rainy season” has fallen way below average, which is why we’re in the shape we’re in.
So yeah, even getting just a half inch of rain in September is something to celebrate.
So who (or what) do you think won the week?
If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.