Just when South Florida thought it was safe to crank up the sprinklers and linger in the shower, water managers Thursday warned that lack of rain is hitting historic proportions.
A day after federal meteorologists raised hopes with a forecast for a wetter-than-normal summer, South Florida water managers announced that this year’s November-to-May dry season so far ranks as the worst on record.
South Florida averaged less than 5 inches of rain since November, about 30 percent of normal and a deficit of almost 10 inches going into the last month of the dry season.

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