That isn't much of a chance, but it's better than none.
South Florida has only registered 2 Big Rain Days all year.
The long term average is between 5-6.
Are we desperate and long overdue?
No and yes. Water level in the swamp has dropped down about a half foot since its early October peak. View chart That puts water out of the pines (and now shallowing in the marl prairies) but still a foot and a half deep (i.e. up high on your shin) in the middle of the pond apple forests. That means there is still plenty of water out there ... but we could use a new infusion, too.
|This years two rain days fell on April 21st (on which an average of 1.12 inches of rain was recorded south Florida wide) and August 27th (Isaac's 3.87 inches)|
What is a Big Rain Day you may ask?
A formal definition will follow at 2 pm.