First glance suggests that south Florida is most dry.
But in south Florida we can't judge drought by the sky alone.
We also have to factor in surface water supplies on the ground.
Thus south Florida isn't as dry as it seems ...
Because we still have water on the ground (in the domes, strands and marshes, i.e. the natural fire breaks). However, that water doesn't last all spring. Without a timely continental front or good dousing from the gulf, the swamp can dry up into a tinderbox quick.
Compare that to the Florida panhandle which is currently very wet. It's current Keetch Byram Drought Index (KBDI) is as low as the scale goes -- zero. The panhandle in contrast to the south peninsula lies in the cross hairs of frequent cross-continental spring storms.
|The maps above show atmospheric drought levels across south Florida for today, a month ago, a year ago, and the long term average for today.|
Don't believe the dry values for south Florida ... yet.
(Let's check back in a month).