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Early Start to the Rainy Season?

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~0.5 inches yesterday and probably a little more than that today.  All of the new plantings are going to love this!  Same with the coconuts! :)

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I was beginning to think today was going to be like yesterday and get very little rain. Late this afternoon the clouds opened pushed the total for today to 1.05". B)  

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We are ranging from .3in to 1in per day the past week...

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It is now official according to our Fort Myers News-Press: Rainy season started 5/15/18

Or, rather, the NWS designated May 15 as the start to FL rainy season, as duly reported by our revered local rag and bullet paper sycophant. Used to be rainy season didn't get fully underway until June 15.

I hope NWS notified Mother Nature.

This year I concur with this assessment as rain has fallen since last weekend.

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I thought yesterday was going to break the streak of rainy days.  At ~11:30PM, the sky let loose and kept the streak alive.  Today there was no doubt about it.  ~1:00PM it started raining diagonally because of the wind.  The rain drops were as big as quarters.  Having this weather after planting a bunch of new stuff is definitely what the chiropractor ordered. :)

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Here I am having a drought for the last three weeks. Total for the month May so far, 0.04" No complaints yet.  

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The big days were tuesday at nearly 2in for the day and tomorrow will be 1.5in with everything before tue and in between being around .5+! No need to water my plants for a while lol.

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Another day of solid rainfall.  We've exceeded our average for rainfall in May in this week alone.  The plants are just loving this!

Almost 5 inches of rain recorded this week.

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The averages recorded at my location from www.weather.com:

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