Flooding in South Florida These are the cities with the highest rainfall totals
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Highest Rainfall Totals: Which South Florida Cities Are Most Affected?

This week has seen incredibly high levels of heavy rain throughout South Florida.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there was over a foot of rain in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Wilton Manors, Miami Beach, and Miami Shores; over a foot and a half of rain fell in North Miami, Hollywood, and Hallandale during the same two days.

Since Tuesday, the following South Florida cities have seen the highest total rainfall:

  • Miami 13.65: inches
  • Wilton Manors: 12.95 inches
  • Fort Lauderdale: 12.84 inches
  • North Miami: 20.43 inches
  • Hollywood: 19.10 inches
  • Davie 17.97: inches

To put the figures into perspective, June typically receives 9 to 11 inches of rain, while some regions have had more rain in a single day than they typically receive in a whole month.

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Widespread 6–8 inches of rain devastated even far inland areas. To be honest, there was nowhere to run to.

All these storms needed was air being drawn north over the incredibly warm waters of the Florida Straights and the Caribbean, squeezed into an area of low pressure and a stalled front.

Expect a high likelihood of rain and further floods until the end of the week. This weekend will bring some breaks, and by early next week, things will be back to normal.

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