November bone dry for Southwest Florida
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The last month of hurricane season in Southwest Florida produced a record that stood since the 1940's. The South Florida Water Management District says South Florida recorded a record rainfall low for November.
The district-wide rainfall average which includes Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties averaged 0.29 inches of rain last month. That snapped the previous record low of 0.30 in both 1940 and 1944.
November is typically one of the driest months in South Florida.
"With the benefit of above-average wet season rainfall, regional groundwater and surface water levels fortunately were in a position to "weather" a record dry month," said Susan Sylvester, SFWMD Chief of the Water Control Operations Bureau.