Counting the drops of the wet season
Rain Or Shine Report for November 5th
What makes a wet season?
Is it one big rain or many little ones?
As much rain as we got from Fay, it could have been worse.
That was particularly the case “upstate” north of the Lake.
But down south Fay’s waters were already moving south and piling up in the Everglades.
That’s where the double whammy of many little rains came into play.
A steady stream of early October showers on the southeast coast (including the foot of October rain that fell on Key West) was just enough to push the Everglades up the brink of its levied banks.
Those levels never climbed as high as 1995 or 1999 thanks to an extended dry streak at the end of October.
Now it’s November … the start of the water cycle’s slow motion crash through the winter dry season.