If my figuring is right, the solstice occurred about an hour and a half ago, at 9:47 Pacific time. It's now officiously winter, and the days will get longer for the next six months. Once they start getting shorter, on June 21, the clouds will start to break up.
Picture swiped from Anne at Highly Allochthonous.
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