One of the reasons anyway. We had a nasty day yesterday with lots of wind and rain. More than 0.25 inches fell, and some of it in the form of snow after dark. I must admit that we are getting a bit tired of this kind of weather: we want to be outside and play! But, and here is the reason, today it is gorgeous again.
So far we have had more than 5 inches of precipitation for the year, and this is such a good thing after the dry years that we have had.