Dry Season for Florida

This has been one of those years where the weather for south Florida has been a little unusual. Although the abnormally strong La Nina was anticipated, a couple of fronts plowed through Miami and leaving some areas of below freezing temperatures was abnormal to say the least. The abnormally cold temperatures took their toll on the agricultural areas with farmers up all night spraying water on the plants and just praying the cold did not damage the entire harvest. I myself love to pick the strawberries right after we have a a cold front with temperatures in the upper 30’s- low 40’s. This tends to sweeten the strawberries.

90 day Temperature Probability Outlook

So now we are now in a dry spell. Not good for Florida. What is most damaging is that this dry spell actually began during the hurricane season. Florida, even though we don’t like those tropical systems, they bring rain in south Florida usually during the late summer and early fall. Since this did not happen this year, we are now into that rain starved dry season.

There is possible chance that the forecast for March is indicating for some rainfall. After that, there is a very good chance of below normal rainfall for all of Florida and unfortunately this will set the stage for a bad fire season which peaks March-May.

90 day Precipitation Probability Outlook


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