Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Miami, FL

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Drought Information Statement
National Weather Service Miami FL
647 PM EDT Thu Jun 11 2020

...NO DROUGHT CONDITIONS OVER SOUTH FLORIDA...

SYNOPSIS...
South Florida has seen lots of heavy rains during the month of
May into the first week of June. These heavy rains have allowed
for South Florida to come out of drought conditions.

Here are some rainfall totals and departures from normal at
several sites across South Florida Since January 1, 2020.

                            RAINFALL TOTAL    :    DEPARTURE
AIRPORTS

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL        :   16.80     :    -1.89
NAPLES MUNICIPAL                :   16.48     :     2.22
FT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTL    :   28.56     :     7.45
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL             :   31.55     :     18.65

SECONDARY OBSERVATION SITES

ORTONA LOCK (HENDRY)            :    26.35    :     6.24
MOORE HAVEN LOCK (GLADES)       :    21.15    :     5.99
OPA LOCKA (MIAMI-DADE)          :    26.35    :     6.58
HOMESTEAD (MIAMI-DADE)          :    18.73    :     0.42
TAMIAMI AIRPORT (MIAMI-DADE)    :    24.64    :     5.77
NORTH PERRY AIRPORT (BROWARD)   :    27.56    :     6.85
FT LAUDERDALE EXEC (BROWARD)    :    29.21    :     8.71
HIALEAH (MIAMI-DADE)            :    30.65    :     8.34
PALM BEACH GARDENS (PALM BEACH) :    22.39    :     1.33
NORTH MIAMI-BEACH (MIAMI-DADE)  :    33.27    :    13.48

HYDROLOGICAL IMPACTS...The wells over South Florida are running
near to above normal levels for this time of year.

The most recent underground water reservoir levels in Palm Beach
County are around 16.3 feet, which is 0.5 feet above normal for
this time of year. In Broward County, the levels are around 12.4
feet which is 1.4 feet above normal for this time of year. In
Miami- Dade County, the underground water reservoirs levels are
around 9.6 feet which is 0.2 feet above normal.

The level of Lake Okeechobee was around 12.1 feet as of June 11th,
which is around 1 foot below the normal level of 13.1 feet.
The level of Fisheating Creek at Palmdale was 5.2 feet as of June
11th which is 0.9 feet below normal for this time of year.

FIRE DANGER IMPACTS...As of June 11th, the Keetch-Byram Drought
Index (KBDI) was less than 100 over most of South Florida, except
for Broward, Miami-Dade and Mainland Monroe Counties where it was
100 to 200. This puts all of South Florida in a very low to low
risk of wildfires.

RESPONSE/ACTIONS...The South Florida Water Management District
has continued the yearly watering restrictions for South Florida.
For more information on the watering restrictions, please visit
the South Florida Water Management District web site at
http://www.sfwmd.gov/waterwatch.

OUTLOOK...Deep tropical moisture is forecast to work into South
Florida from the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico this weekend into
next week. This will bring in more heavy rainfall to the region.

The Climate Prediction Center`s precipitation outlook for the
next 6 to 14 days calls for equal chance of above or below normal
rainfall across South Florida. The outlook for the June through
August period calls for above normal rainfall.

This will be the last update on the drought unless conditions
return to South Florida.

$$

Baxter



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