Yesterday's rainfall was not normal. In fact, Miami Beach got so much rain yesterday that it shattered three separate records: the most rainfall for July 18th in recorded weather history, the most rainfall for any single day in July ever, and helped push the month to the wettest July on record for the town.
Miami Beach received 6.78 inches of rain yesterday, and the National Weather Service noted just how historic that was.
Miami Beach Rain Records shattered yesterday! They recorded 6.78" for July 18th. Previous record was 1.42" set 1985.#FLwx— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) July 19, 2013
Miami Beach previous July Daily record was 4.90" on July 22nd 1959!
Monthly total now...16.27" Record was 13.16" set in July 2000. #FLwx— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) July 19, 2013
The mind-boggling thing about that monthly record is that we still have 12 more days left in the month to further break that record. At least the sun is shining today. Let's hope weather karma keeps it like that for the rest of the month.