Torrential rain causes widespread flooding in Florida panhandle

By: Angela Fritz , 2:25 AM GMT on June 10, 2012

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Torrential rainfall led to widespread flooding along the northern Gulf Coast on Saturday, and Pensacola came about 2 inches shy of matching its all-time rainfall record for a calendar day: 15.29 inches. On Saturday, Pensacola airport received 13.13 inches of rain. The previous record was set on October 5, 1934, as Tropical Storm 9 of that year was making landfall. The record for any 24 hour period is 17.1 inches, spanning Octover 4-5 in 1934, according to Wunderground weather historian Christopher C. Burt.

A state of emergency was declared for Florida's Escambia County. According to the AP:

Emergency shelters were opened at a few local schools for people who were urged to evacuate from low-lying areas, the newspaper reported. Thousands were without power. Neighboring Santa Rosa County had about 40 homes flooded.

Streets were flooded throughout Mobile, Ala., which got 5.79 inches of rain. County authorities warned residents to stay off the roads until the waters receded and workers could look for damage and downed utilities.


The rain has since ended for now in the Gulf states, but images and video of the aftermath are still pouring in. The area is expected to receive more rain on Sunday, which could last until the middle of next week, as thunderstorms fire along a stationary front which is draped across the coastal states.


Figure 1. Widespread, heavy rain washes onto the Gulf shores on Saturday, enhanced by a lingering stationary front that's draped across the region. The heaviest rain fell in Pensacola, Florida, which came 2 inches shy of breaking its all-time calendar day rainfall record.


Video: Downtown Pensacola still flooded this evening after the rain had stop. The city's airport received 13.13 inches of rain since midnight.

Angela

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I really don't think that that low that GFS is forecasting up the US E coast will be tropical just maybe sub-tropical but I think it will be more like Non-tropical
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18Z Nogaps shows a storm moving north towards the GOM--1000mb

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With age comes wisdom??........who like to hear themselves speak?????? It's a blog, people share, that's the idea. There are many confident people here who know their stuff. So they post a lot. So what, I'm glad they do. Seems your calling a lot of people know-it-all blowhards who love the sound of their own voice. With age comes wisdom, so we know you love the sound of your own voice.
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Quoting JrWeathermanFL:
Now with all of the rain in the panhandle, I live in the only place in Florida with an extreme drought. Go figure.
I think by end of Summer Floridians may be sick of Floods and rain? Share some of it Please :)
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
gfs has low hanging around in the caribbean for around, hanging around 1008 mb
troughatthelowerslevels
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Quoting WeatherNerdPR:

An open low magically reappears at 228. I don't know what is going on anymore.


Don't look at every single detail in these models....it will drive you nuts...

Best way to interpret is that a broad surface low pressure area is forecast by GFS in the western Caribbean...which I surmise to be from Caribbean upper-level ridging flaring up above. This upper-level ridging enhances outflow for surface pressures to drop.
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Over the last ~10days on the forecast maps, I've been noticing the AtoB High's center shifting back and forth between nearBermuda to nearAzores.
Have there been corresponding large movements in real-life, or are the models just whack?
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
true i have even tred to get others to give you a chance but ya done some things that i just could not fix

you are beaten by your own hands in this game


lol! Curtains UP!
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true i have even tried to get others to give you a chance but ya done some things that i just could not fix

you are beaten by your own hands in this game
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<----- Out of lurking.

RE: the troll talk. If everyone can zip it and report/ignore the posts it wouldn't be a problem. However it seems everyone likes to hear themselves speak and while they think it's being helpful, all it does is make matters worse. With age comes wisdom.......
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
gfs showing a low moving over the yucatan, similar to the ecmwf solution, but no chris :(

It's possible the low it shows between 162-192 hours is strong enough to be Chris... And if the storm off the East Coast is strong enough to be Chris than the Caribbean storm could be Debby if it forms.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
gfs showing a low moving over the yucatan, similar to the ecmwf solution, but no chris :(

276 hours...RIP Chris/Debby.

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All clear...

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Good grief.
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gfs showing a low moving over the yucatan, similar to the ecmwf solution, but no chris :(
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Quoting CosmicEvents:
I do trust you. And you're right.
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It's amazing that we're talking about trolls and forecasts 10-14 days out though. Here in the US, the extreme weather in the Gulf Coast is the opening number one story on the national news.
i have been posting info models and radar info regarding gulf coast since the event began
i may have been one of the first to actually declare 30+ inches possible in isolated regions and rain will continue until late monday with this event
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
Little bit of a break on the Gulf coast now but still plenty of precip offshore that has to come onshore.

rain moving into pensacola now:
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As a whole, this is a great site with great people and accurate info. The trolls really are few, and even people like me who have a little off of center view are respected and allowed to voice said opinions. Love the mainstays here, feel like I'm taking a free meteorology class. Trolls will come and go, I actually have empathy for them. Their issues surely extend beyond the misinformation they try to sell here. Someone had to sell them the lie before they did the same. I know it's difficult to look at them as victims, but in many ways they really are.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Post 504 what does it show in the caribbean?.

caribbean storm forms and pretty much stays on top of us here in Grand Cayman then slowly drifts WNW
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Quoting washingtonian115:
The GFS is on some other stuff..acid perhaps.


Maybe another upgrade.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
no chris by 216hr

An open low magically reappears at 228. I don't know what is going on anymore.
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Quoting WeatherNerdPR:
192 hours...why does the low keep splitting in half?
The GFS is on some other stuff..acid perhaps.
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Little bit of a break on the Gulf coast now but still plenty of precip offshore that has to come onshore.
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no chris by 216hr
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192 hours...why does the low keep splitting in half?

...and then it goes back to normal at 204hrs. WTF?
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gfs has low hanging around in the caribbean for around, hanging around 1008 mb
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
no friend its him trust me

and if its not him its just another clown banned like him trying to Sabotage the blog or bring it down the best is to tag flag bag and sent them to the web sites that allow people like him to behave in the manner he likes to behave and as always will
I do trust you. And you're right.
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It's amazing that we're talking about trolls and forecasts 10-14 days out though. Here in the US, the extreme weather in the Gulf Coast is the opening number one story on the national news.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
Looks like a break for pensacola, and then the rest of the heavy stuff starts:


We've had a nice break for a couple of hours, even saw a bit of sunshine! Starting to cloud up again though. Not liking the looks of some of the radars being posted here. Temps have been nice this afternoon, I've had windows open and AC off. We can be thankful there weren't high winds and a name attached to all this!
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Quoting WeatherNerdPR:
168 hours.
Looks like the GFS shows "something" this run unlike the other runs where its barley even anything down there.
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192 hours... It's not that strong but it isn't being dropped yet either



Edit: Looks like it gets dropped at 204 hours though...
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Quoting tropicfreak:


They have Chris actually moving SEward.... probably swinging it around that big low in the central northern Atlantic.


the CMC ensembles run had it moving SE making a loop..
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Quoting CosmicEvents:
Meanwhile, back in reality-land, beyond the talk of model runs 300+ hours out......we have a serious life-threatening situation going on in Western Florida and South Alabama. This has already caused fatalities, and there's no sign of it ending anytime soon, and we're at the point where each inch means more than usual.
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And on trolls...I've been here 8 years. I recall a poster named JFV who was inflamatory but I very much doubt that every such poster since then is this same poster. It's time to retire the JFV talk. He/she probably moved on years ago.
no friend its him trust me

and if its not him its just another clown banned like him trying to Sabotage the blog or bring it down the best is to tag flag bag and sent them to the web sites that allow people like him to behave in the manner he likes to behave and as always will
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168 hours.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
not really just a bit strange
now id we were to get to the I storm before aug 1st that would be unprecedented
Oh no I was putting what the Doc might put if we do indeed get the "D" storm.
Quoting MAweatherboy1:
Just for a point of comparison: 2012 is still beating 2005 for number of storms right now and we will continue to beat 2005 until at least June 28 which is when the B storm formed that year. If we get Chris in the next week to 10 days we'll be beating 2005 until at least July 5 when Cindy formed that year.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Post 504 what does it show in the caribbean?.

The run's still coming in but here's 162 hours

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Just for a point of comparison: 2012 is still beating 2005 for number of storms right now and we will continue to beat 2005 until at least June 28 which is when the B storm formed that year. If we get Chris in the next week to 10 days we'll be beating 2005 until at least July 5 when Cindy formed that year.
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Meanwhile, back in reality-land, beyond the talk of model runs 300 hours out......we have a serious life-threatening situation going on in Western Florida and South Alabama. This has already caused fatalities, and there's no sign of it ending anytime soon, and we're at the point where each inch means more than usual.
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And on trolls...I've been here 8 years. I recall a poster named JFV who was inflamatory but I very much doubt that every such poster since then is this same poster. It's time to retire the JFV talk. He/she probably moved on years ago.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Just imagine if we get Debby before July.It will be..... UNPRECEDENTED!.
not really just a bit strange
now id we were to get to the I storm before aug 1st that would be unprecedented
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Post 504 what does it show in the caribbean?.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
18z GFS 114 hours... Pretty strong East Pac storm and possible Chris off the East Coast



They have Chris actually moving SEward.... probably swinging it around that big low in the central northern Atlantic.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


i thought you said h305 is a troll too, u said he was the same as tschris, i ignored him



you guys relly like too miss read mu commmts a lot


i said too look at post 433

huricane305 quoted Tropicalstormschris and i told him plzs do not quote him



i did not say any thing about hurricane305 being a troll so you can take him off your ignore list but you can leve Tropicalstormschris on it
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Now with all of the rain in the panhandle, I live in the only place in Florida with an extreme drought. Go figure.
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Quoting Tazmanian:




YES! he is jfv that keeps geting bannd and keeps circumvening his bannds and comeing on with new names that is called trolling and he his breaking rule # 5 at the same time


Thanks! for the info I wish I knew earlier. But really I should have known since no one quotes.
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18z GFS 114 hours... Pretty strong East Pac storm and possible Chris off the East Coast

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