Feast or famine

It’s been the rainiest winter on record,

With four Big Rain Days (BRDs) this dry season so far (see chart),

This calendar chart displays daily rainfall for south Florida from 1992 to present.  Black rain drops show Big Rain Days, i.e. any day in which an average of an inch or more of rain fell across all of south Florida.  Orange circles are days when it barely rained at all.  You can see we’ve had a steady stream of those for the past few weeks.

But the last four weeks have been mostly sunny.

As a result water levels are starting to drop.

That descent could speed up now that it’s March.

It’s the month the swamp’s Evapotranspiration (ET) switch turns ON.

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