Rain in the "right" intensities is wonderful. I enjoyed watching this cloudburst, from inside. Also, the smell enlivens everything. I'm sorry that your area is missing it. Here, on the shore of Lake Michigan in Indiana, we got walloped in Spring and Early Summer, but it's been normal since then. Still, the Lake has been rising for several years, and is tearing away shore.
What's the situation by you? (See, we talk about rain, it comes around to hear what we're saying.)
Typical California--little or no rain from May to November. This year we were swamped in the winter. I do miss that great smell of fresh rain. And the pounding drops.