Yeah, I happened to get to Death Valley on what was probably the next day*. Didn't get to see the Badwater area because the roads were closed, had to drive through a bit of mud & debris on the road to get to the campsite, and even got moderately rained on overnight. That's not what we expected at Death Valley!
On the bright side, even then, we were thinking that it should make for great DV wildflowers in the spring. With apparently even more since then, even more so. I blame/credit El Niño.
* Oops, I see in the video now that this was on the 18th, 12 days after we were there. Another similar video I looked at was from the 4th, we were there on the 5th & 6th. I guess they got more later, too.
J. Randall Owens