MIAMI — The sky over the sunshine state is finally clear after what seemed like an entire month of rain, one of Florida's wettest Junes on record.
Homestead, south of Miami, got 19 inches of rain in the final week of June alone, the South Florida Water Management District reported.
"The rainfall amounts were what we can expect from a good size hurricane," said district meteorologist Eric Swartz.
Bradenton on the Gulf Coast had 22.34 inches, more than three times its normal rainfall for June, according to weather service meteorologist Jere Gallup. Vero Beach on the Atlantic Coast had 22.51 inches, nearly 3 1/2 times normal.