Aug 2, 2017

Add another BRD to the pile

After a 9-month run of no BRDs ...

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).

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