Jun 18, 2013

Rainy weeks add up

Here's a look at how recent weekly rain totals ...

Stack up against the long-term norm.

This is one of my favorite graphs:  It shows recent weekly rainfall (blue bars) compared to the long-term 7-day median and average rainfall for Big Cypress National Preserve.  Weekly rainfalls starting in April have tended be consistently above the median and average long-term normals.  We have four solid months of rainy season ahead of us.  Usually it isn't until Columbus Day that the dry glimpses of the dry season finally take hold.

We're about half way through that critical Memorial-Day-to-Fourth-of-July start of the rainy season period.  The few weeks following Independence Day usually sees a drop in rain totals then picks up again in August and September when the tropical season starts to take form.

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