Miss the Northwest rain? This video will help

This is video shot by YouTube contributor MclaughlinTV of the rains that fell up in Seattle on July 3, 2012

I'm not sure what it is about the rain that is so soothing to many, including me, but I for one can watch this video over and over...

But if living in past isn't your thing and you need to reconnect to the gray, check out this relatively new site from the National Weather Service. (Note: as of Thursday, the cameras seem to have not updated since Aug. 13)

Its official intention is to show the current conditions along the bars on the ocean beaches, but for those of us who aren't bar pilots, it provides a live peek in on the coast, which is commonly gray and cloudy even when the sun's out here.

It can also be a great resource if you're planning a trip out there to see if you'll find sunshine there as well.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go watch that rain video again...