The pineapple express is certainly in full effect with relentless rain now going onto the fifth day. It's been at least five years since the last winter like this that I remember and we all know how that year ended up — with the devastating landslide in Bluebird Canyon on June 1, 2005.
And who can forget the winter of 1997-98, when it seemed that every other week, downtown Laguna was flooded, and then there was the horrifying slide in Laguna Canyon. Specifically the Castlerock slide, that lead to the death of one and the heroic rescue of a toddler.
There's a long list of major storm winters and everyone is sure to remember the infamous one of 1984-85. I do as well; I'm just short on actual details, except for one unbelievable photograph that appeared that year in Surfer magazine of an incredibley huge left that was being ridden by a goofy footer.