Yesterday's rain qualified as an ...
Official Big Rain Day (BRD)!
What is a BRD?
It's any day when on average one inch of rain (or more) falls across all of south Florida. Big Cypress National Preserve averaged 1.77 inches of rain and the Miami Dade Basin averaged 2.6 inches. Interestingly, BRDs occur throughout the year, not just the summer rainy season. The source of the winter and spring are usually continental fronts.
South Florida typically gets about 4-5 BRDs per year.
Yesterday's was perfectly timed to end the seasonal spring drought.