L.A.’s photogenic tunnel
Dec. 1, 1978: Headlights bounce around on the tiled surface of the 2nd St. tunnel in downtown Los Angeles during light rain.
This photo by staff photographer Rick Meyer was published the next morning. In a related weather story, staff writer Paul Jacobs reported:
LA JOLLA–The coastal areas of Southern California will have normal temperatures but with heavy rainfall, according to a 90-day forecast released Friday by Dr. Jerome Namias, head of the Climate Research Group at Scripps Institution of Oceanography here.
The team of meteorologist with an impressive record of predicting droughts and long cold winters also said that large areas of the West and a sizable slice of the Northeast will experience a colder than normal winter this year. ….
According to the Los Angeles Almanac website, in the 1978-79 season, 19.67 inches of rain fell. This was 4.86 inches above normal.
During the 1977-78 season, 33.44 inches fell – 18.63 inches above normal. This broke the 1975-77 drought.
For more, check out this previous From the Archives post: 2nd Street tunnel opens.
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