When the weather is somewhat frightful (and your friends on the East Coast are quietly rolling their eyes at your Facebook “weather” status updates), you must be a San Diegan. If there’s one thing that our city loves, it’s complaining about a spell of bad weather and sharing any/every photo of a big ol’ puddle to our social media.
Since there seems to be some confusion as to how to deal with these sorts of weather conditions, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions from San Diegans during the winter.
Q: What do I do when it rains?
A: Act natural. This is water falling from the sky, and it is good for us. Resume all daily activities and drive with caution.
Q: So you’re saying that I still have to leave my house and... drive?!
Q: But... How do I drive with water everywhere?
A: Avoid the big puddles. Turn on your headlights with your windshield wipers. Leave a little more distance between cars than usual, and do not tailgate. Try not to cut people off because you are panicking. Turn on some Adele and just keep rolling.
Q: I drive a Lamborghini. Does it also function as a boat?
A: No. Whether you own a Lamborghini, a Jeep, a Mini Cooper or a massive SUV, you should not drive through flooded streets that nearly consume your car. If you do, you will become a viral sensation and thousands of people will laugh in bewilderment.
Q: Should I take pictures of funny things I see while driving through the flood zones?
A: No. Put your phone away and leave the reporting to the reporters.
Q: And you’re sure I can drive?
A: Yes! You got this! Go slow, and look up the streets that might be closed before you head out.
Q: I’m used to going to the beach any day I want. What am I supposed to do now?
A: There’s still so much you can do in San Diego! Head to a museum, play games at Coin-Op Game Room, go to the movies, visit a brewery, take a spa day or just cozy up for some Netflix time. In fact, we wrote a whole guide about it here.
Q: I miss summer.
A: Us too. But hey, remember those heatwaves we’ve dealt with? Ugh, so much sweat. It’s a big deal to get H2O in this drought, so let’s continue to appreciate what we have.