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Springtime Sun and Clouds; Record Rain Fell in 1979

South Florida will enjoy springtime sun and some clouds on Monday as a week of pleasant weather is under way. A stray shower could wander in on Monday, but it’s all about seasonable April weather and highs in the low to mid 80s.

springtimeThe pattern will persist through the workweek, with sun, clouds, just the chance of a quick shower, and highs in the mid 80s from Tuesday through Friday.




The National Weather Service (NWS) reminds us that on the morning of April 25th 1979 saw record setting rainfall ranging from 6″ to 18″ fell over much of the east coast metro areas. Much of this fell in a short time span, and brought an end to the drought that had been in place.






The Climate Prediction Center (CPC)  is calling for above normal rainfall and above normal temperatures for May for South Florida.


Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.