The summer wet season, which runs from May through October, and the winter dry season comprises the other half, from November through April.
|Most Recent Wet Season|
May 1, 2011 - Oct 31, 2012
|Dry Season To Date|
Nov 1, 2011 - Apr 30, 2012
Or, alternatively, if you add those together you get the full rainfall year …
As mapped below.
|Annual Rainfall To Date|
May 1, 2011 - Apr 30,2012
One of the common mistakes you see in the metropolitan newspapers is the reporting of annual rainfall by the calendar year, from January to December.
Swamp hydrologists, this one in particular, prefer charting up annual rainfalls from May to April instead. That way the wet season and dry season stacked on top of each other on the same bar.
The bar chart below does just that:
Wet season months are color coded blue and dry season yellow
|As you can see, this dry season|
has some catching up to do.
Interested in a similar graph for your basin?
Just click into the maps above to see or go to Go Hydrology's South Florida Rainfall Cheatsheet to tune back in week after week.
Data is made available courtesy of SFWMD.