As big as last week’s two big days of rain were …
At least we can be thankful they weren’t snow.
That’s as perfect a winter snow-making machine as the peninsula’s summer sea breeze is a rain maker.
The magnitude of the rains was unexpected – especially the local accumulations of over a foot that fell along the East Coast (almost sounds like snow!), but even if a precision-proof prediction could have been produced, the result would have been the same:
Giant ephemeral puddles everywhere.
Flat Florida’s urban grid can only handle a few inches per day at best.
Long-time residents in the heart of those flood zones couldn’t recall a hurricane storm this season, last or forever that brought so much water, so high and all at once.
A blizzard was blowing in offshore up on the Atlantic Coast.
Whether you remember the rain or the snow will depend on where you live:
Weather at its essence is a “local story.”