Feb 4, 2014

Dry Season Halftime Report

Okay, we know it rained a lot last week ...

But how much and where?

This map and accompanying table provide a basin by basin overview of the dry season rain totals to date, i.e. for the midpoint of the meteorologic dry season. The dry season runs for the 6-month period from November 1st to April 30th.  The maps are color coded by basin according to their percentile rank relative to the long-term south Florida wide norm for this point in the dry season. The number in the middle of each basin shows the inches of rain. The map coding matches what you see in the dry season column on the table  below.

The east coast has been getting drenched.

Gold Coast dry season rain totals to date (about 12 inches) are topping out at a record-vying 95th percentile in comparison to the long-term south Florida wide norm.  Compare that to Lake Okeechobee (3.6 inches) and East Caloosahatchee (3.9 inches) basins that are lagging behind under the 5th percentile range.  South Florida wide is right about normal for this point of the dry season (i.e. about the midway point) at 6.4 inches of rain since November 1st.

The table above provides a basin-by-basin summary of recent rainfall trends across south Florida. Click on the hyperlinks on the left side of the table to view detailed weekly, monthly and annual rain charts for each basin. You can click on the hyperlinks on the right side of the table to view a month-by-month historical calendar for each basin.

In summary,

An regional dry season rain event raises all water tables ...

Case in point is the cypress dome below.

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