It’s raining in northern California. For days and days and days. But I don’t hear anyone complaining. California is so starved of water that it can continue raining like this for the whole winter and it still might not replenish the reservoirs enough to make up for four years of drought.
The presence of rain reminds me of the difference between welly usage in Britain versus California. Here, people wear welly boots even if it’s only spitting. In Britain, people wear wellies when they go for a muddy walk. This means that British wellies are permanently muddy, whereas Californian wellies are always clean.