From July 1 to July 30, Miami only saw a record high temperature set one day with a reading of 95 degrees on July 18.
South Florida rounded out the month of May with a near-average amount of rainfall.
The rainy season in South Florida is only weeks away, but it was a dry month of April with slightly below average rainfall totals according to South Florida Water Management District experts.
Heavy rains have soaked South Florida at an above-average rate for the past couple months and Lake Okeechobee, a usually shallow lake, has swelled to almost 16-feet.
With record-rainfall soaking many parts of Florida over the last few months, the water levels in Lake Okeechobee have risen to nearly 16-feet.
The past few days have been soggy and cloudy across South Florida with serious flooding for many.
Urban flood advisories were cancelled in Broward County as rain slowed to a trickle by Wednesday afternoon, but with meteorologists seeing more rain on radar for Wednesday evening, flood waters could rise even higher.
Parts of South Florida logged record rainfall on Tuesday. At Miami International Airport, a rain gauge recorded 2.33 inches which broke the old record of 1.49 inches.
If you thought 2012 was warmer than usual, it wasn’t your imagination. The National Climatic Data Center announced the 2012 average annual temperature of 55.3 degrees was the warmest year ever recorded for the contiguous United States.
When Tropical Storm Isaac moved across South Florida, it brought some much needed rain to Lake Okeechobee which is South Florida’s back-up water supply. But at the time same time, it caused water levels to rise a bit too much in the Everglades which is bad for the wildlife.