Call me crazy but I actually miss the long west coast rain storms that just sock in the city and hang around.
Storms here are more dramatic, more intense, more exciting, but quite short lived.
Which, most times you're thankful for their spurt-like behavior, as pretty hefty damage often accompanies any drawn out affair.
Storms in LA are often times lingering and will stick around for days on end, hardly ever overstaying their welcome.
They have a cleansing effect on the city, washing away the surface grime and grease and momentarily driving the worst of the worst indoors.
The air smells clean and fresh, albeit for a few brief moments.
And afterwards, your car isn't covered in Oklahoma red dirt road muck.