El Nino strikes again. It rained all day here at the beach, and given the forecast, that pattern may continue at least tomorrow.
A tropical wave has formed over south Florida, Cuba, and the Bahamas. That’s going to spread north and west, and there’s a good chance of rain again tomorrow. I only hope I have enough time to get the lawn mowed in the morning.
Welcome to summer in Florida.
We get used to this after a while. Drought or deluge. Seems like this time last summer, we were talking about not enough water. Watering restrictions were put in place, and we’re still only supposed to run irrigation on Wednesday and Saturday.
For several years, there was a fairly severe drought. Lakes were drying up all around the state, and Lake Okachobee had only about 6 feet of water in it. Since that’s technically part of the ICW, that’s pretty bad. Up in Atlanta, Lake Lanier was several feet below normal pool. In Central Florida, sinkholes were opening, and there was talk of building a pipeline from North Florida, where water was fairly plentiful, to Orlando and Tampa.
And of course, there was the debate over siphoning water from the St. Johns River in Central Florida for their lawns and golf courses.
This year, not a single wildfire of consequence was reported. It has rained and rained and rained.
And by next year, it could all dry up again.
But with luck, I’ll be able to mow tomorrow. And hopefully at the end of the day, I’ll have something more to say.