Jun 1, 2018

Rainiest May EVER!

This just in:

This May was the rainiest May ever in the history of Big Cypress Nat'l Preserve.

Bar chart showing the monthly rainfall in Big Cypress National Preserve over the past two years relative to the long-term median (white line), normal range (dark gray) and historic extremes (light gray)


And if you haven't noticed, we've been on a run of recent records:

  • Last summer marked a new wet season "flood of record" with 70 inches of rain.
  • We just ended our second driest dry season "drought of record" with just 5 inches of rain.
  • And now, this May, we received a record 9.5 inches of rain.


And now its June:

Over the long-term, it's our rainiest month.

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