No, “Dean’s remnants” is not a reference to the evident demise of the “democratic wing of the Democratic Party.” Rather, it is to the outflow from Hurricane Dean. As noted a few days ago, there was a chance of considerable rain here as a result of the hurricane’s moisture streaming northwest. Indeed, we got it. As the NWS noted this afternoon,1
WHAT A THUNDERSTORM DAY! IN SOME CASES IT WAS A HISTORICAL EVENT SUCH AS IN ESCONDIDO WHERE THE RECORD FOR HIGHEST DAILY AUGUST RAINFALL WAS LIKELY BROKEN.
Of course, it does not take much to break a record for rain for August around there parts. But the situation in Escondido (20 minutes or so driving time south/southeast of Ladera Frutal) was described this morning as “flooding rains.” And we were hearing thunder from 6:00 a.m. on into mid-morning hours.
A report of the day’s rain at the local NWS website2 says Escondido had 1.89 inches!
Alas, the finca received a mere .08.