The rainy half of the year is almost through.
How did we measure up to previous wet seasons?
The graph above divides the water year into two equal lengths:
May through October (color coded blue) displays the 6-month rain total wet season half of the water year. November through April (color coded red) displays the 6-month rain total for the dry half of the year. As you can see, this year's wet seasons total is down from the previous two years. But it's too early to call it a dry year. Deep drought doesn't typically strike south Florida until the spring. Until then, lower winter evapotranspiration rates and periodic frontal storms can sustain the water table high enough to keep the deeper sloughs, strands and domes wet well into the dry season.
A lingering El Niño may increase winter rain totals, too.