The rain is very welcome. as always there are crops that will not be happy with it like the plums who are just starting to bloom but the farm needed a good drink. The rain is heavy at times but only for a short time then the sun comes out and another mini storm passes through. This is the kind of rain we get in April. The third week in February is renowed for heavy rain that lasts for hours not minutes. We need the rain to fill lake Berryessa and recharge the ground water supplies. We use more water that you probably think to grow our crops. Depending on when the irrigation season starts and stops each year we have, in the past, used up to five feet of water. With drip irrigation we are using less now. We welcome the rain.