Winter has begun its descent on Santiago. While that often brings dark, smoggy skies, it also means the start of the “rainy” season. Though infrequent and often not consisting of that much actual precipitation (about 280 mm annually), the storms that do pass through are a boon for air quality. The 24–48 hours following a storm border on glorious, with the city and surrounding snow-capped mountains bursting out in High Definition, only to fade back into a brown-gray state as the pollution reclaims the skies.