Epic December rain totals for South Florida

Just nine days into December and Palm Beach County is at least 3.65 inches over the historic norm as far as rainfall totals with 5.08 inches falling at the airport.

Miami-Dade County broke a record yesterday when it hit 9.24 inches of rain for the month, making December the second wettest since 1895.

And Broward County has seen 5.2 inches of rain since Dec. 1, more than 5 inches higher than the historic norm for this month, according to the South Florida Water Management District.

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The National Weather Service says Palm Beach County is just 3.35 inches away from making December one of the top 5 rainiest on records.

Florida State Climatologist David Zierden pointed to moisture from the tropical Pacific as connected to South Florida’s heavy rains.

And if El Nino is to blame, South Florida may be in for a wet and dreary (for the Sunshine State) winter.

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