May 14, 2018

Swamp sponge soaks up rain

It's official:

South Florida had its first Big Rain Day (BRD) of the year.

Calendar chart showing daily rainfall across South Florida. The big black rain drops indicate Big Rain Days (BRDs), i.e. any day in which all of south Florida averaged an inch or more of rain.  Usually we average about 4-5 of those per year.  Mother's Day was our first BRD of 2018 and our first one in over 6 months (i.e. late Oct 2017).
But, I wouldn't call it the wet season just yet.

The reason?

Not much of it got past the swamp sponge.

As a result the water table is still pretty much bottomed out.

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