“Never ending” tale of two seasons

A normal year for south Florida …

Is a tale of two meteorological extremes.

Chart showing rainfall for south Florida in 6-month wet and dry season intervals from 1990 to present.

The 6-month rainy season (May – Oct) reliably plots above 25 inches of cumulative rainfall: last year 30 inches more and this year 13 inches more (so far with a few weeks to go.)  Compare that to the 6-month dry season (Nov-Apr) which reliable plots below the 25-inch line of cumulative rain: the last two year’s both around 17 inches below (i.e. for about 7 inches of dry season rain).

Take home point:

Seasonal extremes are south Florida’s norm.

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