Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Florida Rain Machine

Blog 138 – Monday, May 18, 2009 Rainy and cool temperatures in the upper 60’s and low 70’s – three inch rainfall at our house.
A steady flow of rain is upon us and, according to the National Weather Forecast Service, so is the rainy season! While still under a strict water conservation effort due to a three-year drought, here in Sunny Florida – we are now experiencing a reprieve from the crackle of dry grass and parched swamplands. The occurrence of daily showers and lightning flashes across the extremities of our peninsula is due to the north/south migration of the "Bermuda" high-pressure ridge. Usually producing widespread storms and rainfall, it has been dubbed the "Florida Rain Machine", with the area between Tampa and Cape Canaveral being called the "Lightning Capital of the United States". This time frame is typically during the middle to end of May through the middle of October. The lesson in meteorology aside, I have been delighting in this sudden refreshment of moisture – bringing my little garden to life and full-color – my prayers have been answered, thank you, Lord.

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