20 Jul '15, 8pm

Pouring rain -- everywhere but here: drylandsca: Lightning hits downtown Fresno. (Photo Craig K... #BreakingNews

Pouring rain -- everywhere but here: drylandsca: Lightning hits downtown Fresno. (Photo Craig K... #BreakingNews

Lightning hits downtown Fresno. (Photo Craig Kohlruss) By Diana Marcum Lightning! Thunder! Rain that sounds like a drum circle. But only in notes coming from my Fresno home, work mother ship in L.A. and friends in the Coachella Valley. Not here or anywhere we’ve been. But I did talk to a Hollister rancher yesterday who said he’d had more rain in July than January. “Not one single drop in January,” Mike Bernal said. There had been some lightning that morning and the air was heavy and hot-damp – but no rain. And if rain did come, it would be bad timing. Strawberries would go moldy. Hay still in fields would be half the price. Still – rain. One of my first journalism jobs was at the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, where on average there are about 10 rainy days a year. We once had a reader feedback meeting where a woman complained that we had labeled a rainy day “bad” weather. At ...

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