South Florida has had no less than five in the past two months.
|Long stretches of sunshine are punctuated|
by big days of rain. Light blue indicates typical
afternoon rain days
What exactly is a BRD?
Technically defined, a BRD -- also called a "Big Rain Day" -- is any day in which all of south Florida (and not just limited to any one region) averages an inch or more of rain. That normally happens about 5 times per year. Last calendar year (i.e. 2016) we had eight of them. In 2014 we had just two.
The mega-storm we had in early June was three consecutive BRDs ...
Averaging almost 7 inches across south Florida.
|A tally of South Florida's|
BRDs over the years
Or in other words, more than a bunch of other BRDs of note, i.e. Mitch (Nov 1998), Fay (Aug 2008) or Isaac (Aug 2012).