This is for my friends who live in the East Coast. Today was our first rain. Usually, it's a November thing, but this time it was early. This year, there was a May rain, but usually from April through November, there's no rain. It blows me away. I'm still used to those weekends in New Hampshire when it rains for a whole weekend. That only happens here in the winter.
The good news is that it clears the air. I believe one of the reasons that pollution is such an issue is that particulates tend to linger longer in the air. It's nice every now and then to have it cleared up.