History of “dry season” rain

To be sure,

The dry season is not over yet.

The chart above shows dry season rainfall in Big Cypress Nat’l Preserve from 1970 to present.  Red bars indicated “dry” dry seasons and blue bars indicate “wet” dry seasons.  Can you see how the past few dry seasons have been either “wet” or “dry?”  This year’s dry season total to date is just over 6 inches.

We still have another two months.

So it’s too early to predict a deep spring drought.

But now that the green out has begun,

A good 3-4 inches of dry season rain may be in store …

To boost us back into the long-term norm of around 11 inches of winter rain.

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