Clouds but no rain. Beautiful mild weather most of the winter and no rain. Here in Santa Cruz we depend on seasonal rains for almost all of our water. It's been the driest year on record and everyone is getting a little nervous about what will happen. In 1977, I personally ended a seven year drought by taking the roof off my house for repairs but after all of the damage caused by three months of continual rain and thousands of dollars in damage believe me when I say I'm not willing to do that again. It's someone else's turn.