If we don't get considerable rain soon, some serious water restrictions may go into effect. We are beyond dry. The NWS is now saying that northern Miami Dade, all of Broward and Palm Beach counties are under "Exceptional Drought" status.
Since Oct 2010, Miami is running a rain deficit of over 13 inches, Ft.Lauderdale is almost at 26 inches , and since January 1st, Key West is under 8 inches.
All this lack of moisture and dry terrain is the perfect recipe for more fires. Even when the rains return, it will take awhile for us to get back to normal. The first few weeks of storms will cause more wildfires due to lightning strikes.
I hate to say it, but we need a tropical system to hit us. No, not a hurricane, but something along the lines of a tropical wave or depression loaded with plenty of rain to help snap us out of this crisis.