The recent onslaught of rain and snow finally brought much-needed relief to northern California, ending a punishing five-year drought, federal officials said Thursday.
"Bye bye drought ... Don't let the door hit you on the way out," tweeted the National Weather Service's office in Reno, Nev., which monitors parts of the region.
Overall, less than 60% of California remains in drought for the first time since early 2013, according to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor. A year ago, drought covered 97% of the state.
Then just watch them roll in.
Oh yes, the article gives the usual "it ain't over yet" business later on, but does that stop commenters from saying the exact same thing, one after another? Not in the slightest. Trite and true, that's their motto.
I swear, when you read them you can practically hear it in Olive Oyl's voice. With perhaps a hint of Peggy Hill.