Do all floods end in drought?
Meteorologically the answer in south Florida is yes.
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This year we make say that with a capital Y-E-S.
The seasonal meteorological dry season started early out of the gate this fall. Fast forward fifty days later and south Florida has recorded less than 2 inches of rain, (and the majority of that fell in early October). The good news is that the swamp has a slow drain: it’s domes, marshes and sloughs and still holding water … but water levels have been steadily dropping, too. Here’s a hydrograph showing current water levels for Big Cypress National Preserve.
Dear North, please bring us our “official” first cold front (two consecutive nights below 60° F) soon and a squall line of rain shower with that front, too. Sincerely, Go Hydrology!