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Urban areas in Florida experience shorter, more intense wet seasons than rural areas

Some recently published research by a group of Florida State University scientists has shown that while total rainfall across Florida has remained constant, urban areas are receiving that rain in shorter, more intense bursts than areas that are rural in nature. Their research links this to changes in land use and land cover in the cities which are different than land cover in rural areas. According to the research, changing land cover over the past 40 to 60 years has resulted in a decrease in wet-season length by 3.5 hours per year in Florida’s most urban areas compared to its most rural areas. You can read more here.