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Miami-Dade sees record rain for December | Miami Herald

Let ‘em make snow angels up North.

Winters in Miami, at least this particular December, are for jumping in puddles.

Five days into the month on Saturday, Miami had received enough rainfall for December to rank as the third “wettest” in history with a total 7.67 inches, the National Weather Service reported.

Only the Decembers of 1929 and 1905 have seen more rainfall — but this month is only a week old.

“We don’t see this every year,” said David Ross, a meteorologist with the NWS office in Miami. “But it’s always a possibility.”

The reason behind this month’s record rainfall?

A front that rolled down the state and then stalled out over South Florida, pulling up extra moisture from the south, Ross said.

“That’s what helps us get these all-day-long rain events,” he said.

All day Saturday a steady, soggy drumbeat of rain fell across South Florida: 2.4 inches in West Palm Beach, 4.8 inches in Fort Lauderdale, 2.9 inches in Miami, and 8.5 inches in West Kendall-Tamiami.

Inundated streets, parking lots and fields were testimony to the persistent precipitation as the NWS issued urban flood warnings for Kendall, Goulds and the Redland.

Homebound and bored but still receiving reliable Internet service, some residents of South Miami-Dade vented their rain-soaked frustrations on the social media site, Twitter……

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