How big was our Big Rain Day?
According to the chart below, the biggest since Fay.
|Now it’s time to get ready for a long string|
of Big Sun Days ahead!
They are the orange dots.
Meteorologists are calling it the biggest day of rain on the Kissimmee in a hundred years. see article As a result, Lake Okeechobee is expected jump two feet to around 13 ft above sea level in the coming weeks. That will still leave it three feet below the twenty-five year average for October, but still – beggars can’t be choosers …
It puts an extra half million acre feet in the Lake for the long dry season ahead.
|The year of Fay (2008) is shown|
as the yellow line.
You’ll remember that Fay raised the Lake a record 4 feet.
That’s because it rained directly on the Lake, not just the upstream watershed.