JACKSONVILLE, FLa. -- First Coast Weather has gone from one extreme to another. After starting the year in drought conditions the month of July has left many struggling to stay dry.
"It was like driving through an aquarium," said Clay Adams, a Jacksonville resident.
When it rains in Jacksonville it pours. The remnants of an uprooted tree tells the story.
According to the National Weather Service, Northeast Florida started 2013 with abnormally dry conditions, with only one inch of rain for the entire month of January.
Compare that to July's 8.65 inches of rain, that's more than double this time last year.
"We played another inning and we were getting to the bottom of the 6th or 7th when the bottom dropped out," said Peter Bragan, owner of the Jacksonville Suns.
Mother Nature threw the Suns a curve ball Wednesday afternoon forcing a rain delay and then a called game.
And for the minor league team that means putting on the galoshes and pulling the tarp to try and save the field.
The peak of hurricane season is August through October and some weathercasters are predicting that August could be above average for rain fall.
So far this year, the wet weather has totalled more than 30 inches of rain.
First Coast News