Last night, round about midnight, I heard one loud boom (like a crack of thunder). Shortly thereafter, it rained. Hmmm. Farmer Wang must have been out shooting at the clouds with his rain gun.
This morning we awoke to cooler temps, lower humidity, clean air, and gorgeous views of the mountains. Nice to know that they are still there! The same thing happened again mid-morning. Boom, then a shower! Farmer Wang doing his bit to serve the motherland.
It rained in Beijing today, and lo, all the people were glad!
UPDATE: It's nice to know that I'm not the only who noticed the mysterious things that went BOOM in the night. Others in Beijing were noticing as well.