Jan 7, 2016

Water year defies calendar

The calendar year turned new on January 1st ...

But the water year still has another 4 months left.

This bar chart shows the correct way for plotting annual rainfall in south Florida: by  water  year!   The water years starts with the first month of the Wet Season (May) and from there is divided in half.  The wet season (coded blue) includes May through October.  The dry half of the year (coded yellow) includes November through April.

C
an you see how this dry season
has gotten off to a fast start?

It doesn't end until April 30th.

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