Sep 5, 2018

Rain delay

Labor Day is meteorologic milestone in another way, too:

It marks Florida's entry into its two most active hurricane months.

Historical calendar chart showing the distribution of Big Rain Days (defined above), moderate rain days and "no significant" rain days for south Florida, from 1992 to present. 

Over the long term,

September and October account for over fifty percent of hurricane-strength storms to make landfall in Florida.

Bar chart showing monthly distribution of storms to make landfall in Florida at hurricane-strength.

Tropical Storm Gordon wasn't a hurricane-strength storm,

But it did make a Labor Day splash.

It registered as our third Big Rain Day (BRD) of the year.

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