What’s in store for the upcoming dry season?
At the whimsy of its swing, so goes the abundance (or absence) of south Florida’s winter rains.
Caveat: Abundance is a relative term. South Florida’s long-term winter rain average — as counted from November through April — is just 14 inches. Compare that to a 38-inch average for the 6-month summer half of the year (May through October). La Niña’s prevailed the last two winters. That brought us deep drought two springs ago and the threat of a repeat last year. Timely April rains saved the day. This year is edging towards an El Niño instead, but not a high amplitude one just yet.
As it stands today, all talk is speculative:
We’re still waiting for our first dry season storm.