Nov 19, 2015

"Drop for drop" effect

Unlike the predictability of daily summer shows,

Winter rains are the exception for any given day.

This graph shows seven day running rainfall in inches for Big Cypress National Preserve.  Each point on the solid blue curve is sum of the past seven days of rain.  The black line shows the long-term median for comparison purposes.  Can you see how the end of the summer ended on a rainy note?

Can you see that on the graph above?

The black line (i.e. the long-term median daily rainfall) practically flat-lines at zero between the months of November to April.  The good thing about early winter rains is that they don't get (as) diminished by evapotranspiration.


That means drop for drop the swamp keeps more of that rain.

Caveat: That's assuming it ever cools down!


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