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Drought over? Rains hit south Florida

In a swift and soggy reversal, South Florida's weather has gone from historically dry to historically wet in the space of a month.

It was the rainiest May on record for the South Florida Water Management District, which recorded just over nines inches overall in the 16 counties it oversees, including Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe. That's more than double the average, replenishing lakes and ground-water supplies that had been drained dangerously low by one of the driest dry seasons ever.

''I think for all intents and purposes the drought is over,'' said Robert Molleda, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Miami.

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