On Tuesday, December 17th, visitors to Muir Woods National Monument finally saw some sunny skies that have been rare in the area over the past month. But that didn’t stop the rain from falling inside the forest.
The rain has been prevalent throughout Northern California lately, leaving traces of water throughout the large canopy of redwood trees sitting 200 feet above the ground. So in the midst of a sunny day just north of San Francisco, the winds finally brought the rainwater to the ground, with a delayed rain incident that can only be experienced in a massive forest.
Muir Woods officials took to social media to show what sunny showers look like in the national monument:
Despite sunny skies, it's raining inside Muir Woods! The rain from this week's storm has left water spread throughout the 200+ feet of canopy in the redwood trees. Throughout the day, wind lightly blows the water down from the trees for a localized rain shower! pic.twitter.com/ZshbSSLOIa— Muir Woods NPS (@MuirWoodsNPS) December 17, 2019
What a beautiful experience to see a delayed rainstorm in such a pristine forest area like Muir Woods. Although visitors expected sunshine were probably bummed to get wet on a day like Tuesday, it’s worth seeing the natural phenomenon in person!