2019 has already seen twice the amount of rain in Palm Springs than in 2018

The good news: Palm Springs has already seen more than double the amount of rain than it saw fall during all of 2018. The bad news: It’s all thanks to that giant Valentine’s Day Storm from Hell and, seriously, Mother Nature, can you spread it out a little bit more in 2020.

Via the Desert Sun:

Prior to Wednesday, the National Weather Service recorded 8.12 inches of rain at Palm Springs International Airport since Jan. 1. That’s more than double the 3.78 inches that fell Jan. 1 through Dec. 3, 2018, and well above the 30-year average of 4.91 inches.



A chunk of this year’s rainfall in the Coachella Valley is attributed to the Valentines Day storm, which dropped 3.71 inches of rain in a day and destroyed roads across the region.

There is no more precipitation in the immediate forecast, which is nice as you’ll be able to head out for Holiday shopping or a hike or whatever for a while and those mountains got sooooo much snow during the last week, so those rad views should be sticking around for a while.

Then, hopefully, we can get a little more of the wet stuff, which should help keep us out of a drought and, if we are lucky, give us more of those Instagram-worthy wildflower photos come Spring.