Statewide rain
The case for more than one rain gage

What if all the raindrops were spread evenly

Across the entire state?

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Animated rain comparison between all of Florida and just south Florida

Actually, it sort of is:

Every part of Florida averages plus or minus 50 inches of rain.

But there are regional differences, too.

South Florida gets the least amount of winter rain whereas the panhandle gets the biggest dose of springtime fronts. That gives the Suwannee District a bump of rain at the same time when south Florida is descending into its deepest drought. As for the driest time in all of Florida: The month is May. And the wettest? September is Florida’s typical highwater month.

Take home point:

As useful as a statewide average is, we highly recommend more than one rain gage.

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