The radar map on Weather Underground is showing, in real time, the radar image of the storm that is supposed to hit us later this evening.
Here's the Southern California coast, from Manhattan Beach, down at the three o'clock point, the coastline curving up into Santa Monica and then turning westward to Malibu, and rounding the bend at Oxnard, going north. Point Dume in Malibu is the little pokey-out place close to the center of the map.
Our house is in the mountainous area just above the little white oval number one. We're probably right where the little green number 51 is.
That mass of green and yellow? That's not land.
That's the storm that's advancing on us. Fast.
Outside, in the creek below our house, the frogs are croaking for the first time this dry winter. They know what's coming.