Aug 15, 2014

Rain cloud ho!

Last week we had a Big Rain Day,

That bumped the swamp to its highest point of the summer (so far.)

Except for a few isolated pop up showers (as seen here at 2 pm on Tuesday), fair weather clouds have ruled the sky in recent days.

Since then isolated pop up showers have moved in.

The water line on the cypress is millimetering down as a result.

The graph above shows the running weekly rainfall total for Big Cypress National Preserve.  The blue curve shows a summation of the previous seven days of rainfall in inches.  The solid black line shows the long-term median running seven day rain total. Any time the blue line rises above the black line corresponds to rainy than normal conditions.  Below it just the opposite.  Can you see the spike in rainfall in early August?  

But don't be alarmed:

The rainy reprieve is just our typical mid summer lull.


The rainy season has two months left and more regional rain storms up its sleeve.

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