January 02, 2006

Rain on the Rose Parade

The Rose Parade starts in about seven minutes, at 8 AM PST. Historically, it has almost never rained on the Rose Parade; if I recall correctly, the last time was back in the 1930's. It's come close on occasion, though--I remember one New Year's Day back around 1980 or so when I spent the night on the parade route with friends, and it rained all night long and stopped just in time for the parade.

Today, though, it's still pouring here at our house--about fifteen minutes' drive from the beginning of the Rose Parade route--and according to Weather.Com it's liable to continue all day.

As it happens, this is the first year ever that I won't be watching the Rose Parade; we disconnected our TV last spring. So if it rains on the parade, as it appears that it will, now you know who to blame.

Update: The last time it rained on the parade was 1955. A bit of trivia: in 1955, the Grand Marshall of the Rose Parade was Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren. This year it's Sandra Day O'Connor. Consequently, I can no longer take credit for the weather--it's clearly the Supreme Court's fault.

Posted by Will Duquette at January 2, 2006 07:58 AM