Buckets of Rain — UPDATE

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No sooner do I post a column headlined “Buckets of Rain” than the sun emerged here in Redding for the first time in days, just to prove me wrong.

You’re welcome.

More clouds and showers will move through the area this afternoon/evening, but that morning sunshine is a preview of what we’ll see the next couple of days. Hurray.

I don’t know exactly how much rain we’ve received at our hilltop home in southwest Redding, but I do know this: Ten days ago, as a series of storms rolled in from the Pacific, Kelly set a couple of three-gallon buckets outside to catch rainwater for her houseplants. Now, those buckets are full.

More rain is expected today, though it’ll mostly be light showers. We should finally see some sunshine on Wednesday and Thursday. Another storm system is expected to arrive Friday afternoon and blow through the area before it dampens the entire weekend. Partly sunny on Sunday.

It’s been a dreary couple of weeks, weather-wise, but wait until the sun comes out and lights up those newly green hillsides. Ahh.

Get all the latest forecasts at our Redding Weather Now page.

  • One of Redding’s own gets honored next week at Utah Valley University. Senior Jourdain Scoubes, a graduate of Enterprise High School, will be recognized on Hometown Heroes Night when the UVU Wolverines play Houston Baptist on Feb. 6. In honor of Scoubes, game admission will be $1 that night for anyone from California and FREE for anyone from Redding. So, if you happen to be in the area of Orem, UT, on Feb. 6 . . .
  • Mark Your Calendars for Feb. 1, when our pal Jamie Weil will give a reading and talk to the Redding chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Weil and her daughter Amanda are contributors to the new anthology, “Voices of Bipolar Disorder.” The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at North Valley Catholic Social Services, 2400 Washington St.
  • DVD I Watched on the Dreadmill: “The Dead Girl,” a disjointed story about the discovery of a body in a Los Angeles suburb and how it affects everyone. Big cast and some nice acting, but I wanted more of a resolution at the end.
  • Rules for Successful Living #25: Restrain the impulse to engage in “extreme sports” such a cow-tipping.

sb-07-09A journalist since 1975, Steve Brewer is the author of 16 books, most recently the thriller “Cutthroat.” He moved to Redding from New Mexico in 2003.

is the author of CUTTHROAT and 17 other books. Read more of his columns at http://stevebrewer.blogspot.com/, or follow him on Facebook.
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