First the good news.
We finally got our first Big Rain Day of the wet season.
Nicole was as much a Big Rain Day as it may be our Last Hurrah:
Night time temperatures have dropped down to 70° F (and below) ever since it passed. More than anything its that milestone that marks the end of our regular summer rains, or what I think of as our “bread and butter” storms. Somewhat disappointing, most of the rain hugged the east coast instead of spreading out into the Everglades or Big Cypress. Miami-Dade ended the month with over 13 inches of rain. Compare that to a paltry 6 inches over on the southwest coast and 7 in Big Cypress Nat’l Preserve.
The chance at tropical moisture is still in play, but as for now …
The dry season clock has begun.