After 52 dry days, Anna Gomez was excited to get out in her galoshes.
“I’m loving it,” she said when asked about the streak-ending raindrops.
No big puddles for her to splash in after an afternoon of showers and driving the family around in it was pretty easy.
Surprisingly, one tow truck didn’t need to pull into an Elk Grove strip mall to work on any accident caused by slick roads.
“It’s been a slow day. Not too much,” Brian Bertolini with All Fam towing said.
What finally started to fall around midday was a more-than-welcome sight in the Sacramento area, but in just a few hours all it was was damp cement, dappled surfaces and pretty little reflecting pools.
It wasn’t a real winter wallop for the valley – .not even enough for spinning commute-time tires to kick up a little spray.
And that means no real relief for a city utilities department still leading the charge to cut water usage across town by 20 percent due to severe drought.
Folsom reservoir may need a year of recovery.
“Unless we get a miracle March coming here this year and certainly that’s going to take a lot of rain and snow to get that reservoir back up,” said Dave Brent, director of Sacramento’s department of utilities.