what is this lack of moisture falling from the sky?

As you may guess from the subject, I am in Seattle at Midwinter, and we are being treated to the lovely but rare sight of Seattle in the sunshine today. Not sure how many LISNewsterz are here but I hope to actually get around to doing a conference report on this blog once I get back. And if you are here, I am pretty easy to spot since I am nearly 7 months pregnant (part of the reason I have been slow to update lately). Hope all the conference-goers are enjoying the sun!