As everyone knows, rainfall has been sparse for the past month, but preliminary figures compiled by the National Weather Service put some numbers to the situation.
Rainfall in the area ranged from no rain in Wauchula—first time that occurred since 2001—to nearly an inch of rain in Lakeland.
Winter Haven had .51 of an inch, which appears to be the fourth-driest on record.
There were no temperature records in the area, but the average temperatures were above average for the month.
The lack of rainfall has affected river flow in the area. Be sure to check conditions downstream before you launch.