As its summer half is reliably wet:
But how dry is dry?
The chart above provides a week-by-week account of our last six dry seasons. The past two dry seasons ('11-'12 and '12-'13) were drier-than-normal up until the end when timely spring rains bounced us out of drought. That's in contrast to three dry seasons ago (i.e. '10-'11: The Year of the Jarhead Wildfire) when drought-saving spring rains failed to materialize ... and then to make matters worse the start of the wet season was delayed. Four dry seasons ago ('09-'10) a prevailing El Niño kept brought regular frontal rains, thus keeping the winter swamp unusually wet. The dry season before that ('08-'09) was another deep drought, i.e. The Year of the Deep Fire, but unlike in Spring 2011 the wet season started up right on time (and with a bang) at the end of May.
This year is still too early to tell.
I would call it pewter gray (so far).