Part-time avocado farmer Tom Selleck was one Californian not complaining about the state's recent wet weather - because it swelled his water supply.
Large parts of the state, including Los Angeles, were deluged by rain throughout December (10), which became one of California's wettest months on record.
But the storms were great news for former Magnum P.I. star Selleck, who owns a farm miles away from a natural water supply.
He says, "We've been in a drought in California for seven years and we need rain because we're on wells... In the summer, I've been trucking water (ordering water)... I have five wells.
"We pray for rain, it's a very good thing. It's all seeping down and talking to the ground... We're living off the land more and we need the wells because that's our only source of water."