Miami's Rainy Season is Officially Here, National Weather Service Confirms

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Meteorologists at the National Weather Service have confirmed what your often used umbrella and wet shoes already knew: it's officially rainy season in South Florida, and it has been since last Tuesday. Uh, thanks for the heads up science.

Mother Nature seemed to be impatient this year however, since the start of rainy season started about 12 days earlier than normal.

"The daily cycle of showers and thunderstorms which defines the South Florida rainy season has begun earlier than normal this year," reads a statement from that NWS. "This year's rainy season started on Tuesday, May 8 th which is almost two weeks earlier than the median start date of May 20 th and the earliest start since 2003."

While the rest of the State had seen a dryer than normal dry season, the Miami area actually saw a wetter than normal dry season. ;Between October 20, 2011 and May 7, 2012 the county saw 22.95 inches of rain. That's 3.89 inches more than normal. Broward and Palm Beach in contrast saw more than four inches less than normal this season.

Miami Beach in particularly saw 12.52 more inches of rain during the period.

So, not only was our dry season wetter than normal, but our wet season decided it needed a head start this year. Life just isn't fair sometime.

Though, the NWS is predicting that the rest of rainy season won't be any worse than it usually is. "Near normal rainfall is the most likely scenario for the remainder of the wet season which lasts into October," says their release.

Meanwhile, Weather Underground is predicting a wet rest of the week:

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So, um, make you've got an umbrella handy and find a good TV show on Netflix to catch up on, because it looks like that time of year where we'll all be spending a lot of time inside.

Oh, and one other depressing reminder: Hurricane season starts June 1!

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