At a time when every drop of rain in California is a rare treasure, portions of Placer County hit the mother lode.
Monday’s rainfall amounts ranging from about 0.3″ in Grass Valley to 0.22″ at the Blue Canyon Airport would not be impressive by winter standards, but this rain water will temporarily help ease fire danger during this summer of drought.
At the Bear River Campground in Colfax, FOX40 found campers huddling under tarps. Some refused to let the rain ruin their fun. Others were feeling washed out.
“We thought it was just going to sprinkle a little and then go away, but it came down hard,” said one weary camper.
Players, parents and coaches at a Colfax Falcons football practice were gladly soaking it in.
“It could rain night and day, cats and dogs,” said assistant coach, Jason Slattery. “It doesn’t really matter for us. We’ll be out here.”
John Williams, watching his two sons practice football, was simply happy the temperature was nowhere near 100 degrees like it was just a few days ago in Colfax.
“It’s good for us sitting out here enjoying the nice cool breeze instead of sweating,” Williams remarked while rain fell lightly. “It’s probably great for the kids too to run a couple extra laps.”
Monday’s high temperature in Colfax was 80 degrees.