I'm talking weather here, not investing. Last night the Bay Area got a significant rainfall, which feels like the first of the real winter pattern. As the morning talking heads say "The storm door's open". It hasn't come a bit too soon. Last weekend we were driving down by Morgan Hill and stopped to visit a rare sight: The 70 year old Llagas Creek bridge has emerged from the drying Chesbro reservoir - which is now at 9.1% percent of its capacity.
The height over the old roadbed over the mud gives an idea of how much the reservoir has silted up since the gates were closed in 1955. The cracks in the mud flats are spectacular - and deep. That's an extended trekking stick inserted to about 3/4 of its length to reach bottom.
So we can use the rain, but had better be conservative on any rituals meant to encourage it. It was only 18 months ago that Anderson reservoir was spilling for the first time in years, and threatening to flood Coyote Creek. An object lesson in the variability of California climate.