November marks the first “official month” of the dry season,
But according to the calendar chart below, our dry season is already a month old.
|This calendar chart reports daily rainfall for south Florida, 1992-present. Black rain drops show when major deluges occurred and orange dots show days when there was no rain at all.|
It’s now been a month since it’s last rained.
For the month (see below) we totaled 3 inches.
|Chart showing the history of October rainfall, 1970 to present|
Rainy Octobers can extend the wet season,
But dry ones can have the opposite effect.
As a result the dry season is off to an early start.