This is a pretty warm rain, as it comes from the mid-Pacific and not the north, as winter storms usually do. It's an uncommonly soggy storm, too. We've already had more than an inch of rain, and will probably get at least an inch tomorrow and probably Sunday as well. There could be four feet of snow at the higher elevations. That's only about a quarter of what we'd normally have by this time of year, but it will help moderate the drought. Two or three more periods as wet as this before spring and there probably wouldn't be any domestic water rationing this year, though agriculture would still be getting less than normal. The fresh produce apocalypse would be avoided for another year, though.
Best of all, my ceiling hasn't shown any signs of dripping yet. I'm not even smelling the wet newspaper small of sodden insulation. It's very apt to show up during the next two days, though, so I'm keeping buckets handy. Aside from that one risk, and the fact that I couldn't get out to pick up some cat litter that was on sale only today, I'm delighted by the storm. The feral cats aren't happy about it, but I'm sure they'll get over it eventually.