this storm is some of the worst weather I've seen since I moved to CA. As I drove to San Francisco this morning, my windshield wipers couldn't keep up with the horizontal rain the wind was throwing around. The palm trees along the Embarcadero were shivering. If you stand outside for two minutes your clothes get completely soaked, and the wind simply eats umbrellas. So yeah, the rain sucks. But the sound of the rain on the roof is calming.