Nov 8, 2012

Rain chart for Miami Heat fans

This rain chart shows annual rainfall for Coastal Miami-Dade County, as tabulated from May 1st through April 30th, from 1970 to present.  Why not use the traditional calendar year instead?  That's because May 1st is a convenient break-point for splitting the year into equal six-month long wet and dry halves.  The blue portion of each year represents the wet season rain total and the yellow portion the dry season rain total.  Miami-Dade typically receives 43 of its 55 inch annual rain total during the wet season half.  Can you see how this year's wet season was unusually rainy? (Side note: Go LeBron!)

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