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October Rains Sets Record In S. Florida

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(Photo Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBS4) – While the dry season officially started in October, the rainy season wouldn’t go away without one final month of record rainfall.

Several heavy rain events, the largest of which took place over Halloween weekend, combined to make this October wet enough to set an all-time record at Miami Beach.

Miami Beach experienced their wettest October by recording 21.34″ of rain and smashing the old record of 18.02″ for the month, set back in 1952.

Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airport rain gauges recorded matching rainfall totals for the month of 15.52″, making it the 11th and 9th wettest October on record, respectively.

These totals were well above Miami’s average October rainfall of 6.33″, and Ft. Lauderdale’s average of 6.82″.

The good news is that the wet weather is over with for the time being. The first week of November will bring dry weather, lots of sun, and a nice breeze to South Florida.

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