Rain in Reno rarely lasts more than an hour or so. A two-three hour soaking is considered unusual. Residents love the occasional thunderstorm. Moisture in the air produces fabulous rainbows.
So far, in May of 2018 we’ve had a showers nearly every day for two weeks. Highly unusual for this high-desert oasis — and I love it!
The foothills to the Sierra have a green hue. Plants burst to life, lawns look quenched. My flower beds and tomato plants are in heaven.
All too soon we’ll segue into summer — clear hot days and cool clear nights. For now, though, the gray skies contrast nicely with happy green trees. When the sun bursts from the clouds: it’s magic.
Rain brings back memories of my mom singing to us, dancing around and stomping in puddles — generally making rainy days fun. Some tunes from childhood include:
- I Love a Rainy Night by Eddie Rabbit.
- Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head by BJ Thomas and
- Have you Ever Seen The Rain by Credence Clearwater Revival.
Then there’s the most classic of all: Singing in the Rain
Reno boasts about 300+ days of sunshine as a major reason to move here. Some of the other 65 days include snowy days, just clouds. My two cents: Enjoy the rain while it lasts!
Do you have a favorite song about weather? A story about a fun rain event? Please share!!
Holly O’Driscoll is a Realtor with Chase International Real Estate in Reno. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-850-5900.