Sep 20, 2012

Wet season breakdown

All of South Florida's received 35 inches of wet season rain (so far),

This map shows the basin-by-basin breakdown.

MSL rain chartsCoastal Palm Beach rain chartWCA1&2 rain chartCoastal Broward rain chartMiami-Dade rain chart
Upper Kissimmee rain chartLower Kissimmee rain chartLake O rain chartEAA rain chartWCA3 rain chartEast Caloosahatchee rain chartWest EAA rain chartBig Cypress Nat'l Preserve rain chartSouthwest Coast rain chartSFWMD-wide rain chartSFWMD-wide rain chart
Click on map to view
an advanced rain chart
in a basin near you

Major take-home points:

(1) Miami Dade (46 inches) is leading the way 11 inches over the south Florida average.

(2) The east coast (Miami to West Palm) has been wetter than the west coast (Naples to Ft Myers).  But even drier than the west coast has been the areas lying just inland -- Picayune, Corkscrew, Okaloacoochee Slough.  Those watersheds have yet to pop up into full fledge wet season mode.  Tune in at 2 pm today to see a more fine-tuned wet season rainfall map of southwest Florida.

(3) The core wet season (i.e. regular afternoon showers) still has a solid 3 weeks left.  And Big Rain Days may still be on the horizon to dump rain up to and including Halloween.  Any drops that fall before October 31st counts as wet season rain in my books.




In case you're planning in advance,

Here's a great hydrologic-themed costume idea for Halloween: Dress up as a giant drop of water. If anyone guesses you to be a drop of rain, you can politely reply, as if on the verge of a breakdown -- "Good guess, but wrong. I'm a tear drop. Today is the wet season's final day. Tomorrow the dry season begins."

Of course end it with a smile: "The good news is that cool air should soon be on the way."


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