It rains in Nevada, but not that often. Nevada is the driest state in the nation, averaging about 7 inches of precipitation a year. However, it has been raining everyday, not all day, but everyday for the last two weeks. We've been having afternoon thunderstorms reminiscent of the monsoon season in New Mexico and the wet season in South Florida. Though, Saturday it did rain pretty much all day. Rain like this is very unusual for this area.
Saturday I went for a run in the rain, it was really nice. It wasn't dumping, but it was raining hard enough for me to get a little wet and keep me nice and cool. I ran along the Truckee river from Idelwild park west to Mayberry Dr. While I was running I couldn't help but notice the chirping of birds and the lush greenery of the wild roses, cottonwoods, oaks, willows, amongst other green foliage. It really felt like I was in a rain forest, except that this rain forest had high desert plant species in it.