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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504. MAweatherboy1
10:14 PM GMT on June 10, 2012
18z GFS 114 hours... Pretty strong East Pac storm and possible Chris off the East Coast

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503. washingtonian115
10:14 PM GMT on June 10, 2012
Just imagine if we get Debby before July.It will be..... UNPRECEDENTED!.
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502. Hurricanes305
10:12 PM GMT on June 10, 2012
Link

The 18z GFS run
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501. GeorgiaStormz
10:12 PM GMT on June 10, 2012
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


i thought you said h305 is a troll too, u said he was the same as tschris, i ignored him
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My thoughts are that we will get an invest out of the se us coast low and a orange crayon use. The Caribbean system is still uncertain so im not going to touch on that just yet.
Chances of getting Chris off the se coast in the next 5 days are decent I'd have to say the least.
And probably a 60% of getting Chris out of the two possible invests over the next 10 days.
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Quoting hydrus:
Yes, yes..As any good mannered tree wood....:) You may get a peace of dis monstah rain..lol

Yeah, I'm watching that.
It's been waxing and waning for the last couple of days.
Like a bad dog in the corner, breathing heavily.
Best you can do is hope he goes to sleep and dies quietly.....
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Can someone post the models runs please?.
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i think i see daniel on the 18z gfs
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was wonering if theres anyway someone can provide me (links) of some power points and pdfs of the most recent and past tropical cyclone conferences. For example conferences like the Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference that goes on every year.

Thanks! feel free to send me message here via WU.
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Start up the rain again:
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Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport
Date: 5:00 PM EDT Sunday 10 June 2012
Condition: Sunny
Pressure: 30.03 inches
Tendency: falling
Visibility: 15 miles
Air Quality Health Index: 6

Temperature: 84.0°F
Dewpoint: 60.4°F
Humidity: 45 %
Wind: SSE 11 mph
Humidex: 92


little cooler up north
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Quoting bohonkweatherman:
Very Hot and Humid today in South Central Texas, go west the Humidity drops but seeing temps West of here 105 to 110 or so, unreal heat today. Heat index at my house currently is 108.
No, thank you:

Hot
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18z GFS is running
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Quoting lobdelse81:

Who is this character? I will keep an eye out for him. No need for anyone disturbing the peace on this blog.


You've got mail.
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Quoting FLPandhandleJG:

Some indications maybe 93 wants to turn back to land.
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Quoting tropicfreak:
So I've been away for a few days... what's the latest scoop? I hear some potential development off the SE Coast? From what?


Well...I think there are three areas to watch for the latter half of June...I summarized them in the intro section of my latest blog post.

One of those three areas is indeed development off the SE coast...here's a quote from my blog on where it comes from:

"From forecast surface maps generated by numerical models...it seems the 1009 mb Gulf coast low (paragraphs P1 and P2) will translate across the SE US and into the west Atlantic by June 15 and onwards. This system may merge with cold front of frontal cyclone currently moving in from west coast of North America (paragraph P1). Or alternatively...I believe there is a slight chance it could thrive under the upstream upper ridge (mentioned at end of paragraph P1) and become a W Atlantic tropical cyclone."

You'd have to read paragraph P1 of the post to know how the 1009 mb Gulf coast low formed....
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Quoting IceCoast:


There is definitely a fair amount of beetle kill in that area, however much of the footage i've seen on the news has shown the fire just ripping through healthy forests in the tops of the trees at a crazy rate. They said the fire was moving close to 1.5 miles in an hour yesterday.


Wish I could bag some of this moisture outside my door and send it your way. It might help. We are not drowning but close. Stay safe.
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Well geez its something to watch. But why is NC in the crosshairs of everything so far?
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Very Hot and Humid today in South Central Texas, go west the Humidity drops but seeing temps West of here 105 to 110 or so, unreal heat today. Heat index at my house currently is 108.
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Quoting tropicfreak:


Wow washingtonian, the way you have been talking makes you sound like an expert. What this blog does to ya, makes ya smarter.

And thanks!
Welcome.
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When does this release the Southeast from severe drought conditions...?

Has to be good for farmers...


Also wanted to see if this blog shows different when logged-in - it hides some comments automatically...
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Quoting washingtonian115:
From that mess currently dumping all that rain near the coast in FL MS and AL.It has a low with it.


Wow washingtonian, the way you have been talking makes you sound like an expert. What this blog does to ya, makes ya smarter.

And thanks!
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Quoting sunlinepr:
Fukushima Update

North Pacific Gyres one of the five oceanic Gyres.... Sea currents

U.S. Physician on Fukushima: Beware of all the lifeforms you take out of the Pacific


Thank you for posting this.
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Quoting BobWallace:


Is the fire burning in beetle-killed forests or elsewhere?


There is definitely a fair amount of beetle kill in that area, however much of the footage i've seen on the news has shown the fire just ripping through healthy forests in the tops of the trees at a crazy rate. They said the fire was moving close to 1.5 miles in an hour yesterday.
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Quoting tropicfreak:


I have a lot of his names on the iggy list as well.... he has sent me rude and cruel messages to me, I just ignore it and block it out. Admin should do an ip ban on him, getting tired of him constantly coming on here and stirring up the blog when there is no need to....

Who is this character? I will keep an eye out for him. No need for anyone disturbing the peace on this blog.
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Quoting tropicfreak:
So I've been away for a few days... what's the latest scoop? I hear some potential development off the SE Coast? From what?
From that mess currently dumping all that rain near the coast in FL MS and AL.It has a low with it.
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So I've been away for a few days... what's the latest scoop? I hear some potential development off the SE Coast? From what?
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Quoting IceCoast:
So while it looks like you guys are drowning down there in Florida, we are on fire up here in Colorado. High Park Fire has burned 14,000 acres since starting yesterday morning with 0% containment.


Is the fire burning in beetle-killed forests or elsewhere?
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HPC Extended Discussion

DOWNSTREAM THIS STILL LEADS TO AMPLIFIED FLOW ALOFT WITH AN
EAST-CENTRAL NOAM RIDGE AND WRN ATLANTIC TROUGH. THE LATEST
GFS/ECMWF RUNS NOW SHOW A SHARP POSITIVELY TROUGH NOT THAT FAR
OFFSHORE THE EAST COAST ANCHORED TO A DEEP CYCLONE NEAR 40N 60W.
ENSEMBLE MEANS ARE NOW ONLY SLIGHTLY LESS SHARP WITH THE WRN
ATLANTIC TROUGH.

ROTH/SCHICHTEL
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So while it looks like you guys are drowning down there in Florida, we are on fire up here in Colorado. High Park Fire has burned 14,000 acres since starting yesterday morning with 0% containment. Smoke plume is clearly visible on satellite, radar, and out my window.



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Quoting washingtonian115:
Their is a possibility that it could become "Chris" for a period of time off of the S.E coast.It all depends on the timing though.And rather or not it becomes a hybrid or sub-tropical or tropical.As far as the caribbean according to the models whatever does form down there will be somewhat weak..even though I'm having a hard time believing that at the moment...Stay tuned this up coming week will be interesting in the tropics.

Certainly will... Thanks
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Fukushima Update

North Pacific Gyres one of the five oceanic Gyres.... Sea currents

U.S. Physician on Fukushima: Beware of all the lifeforms you take out of the Pacific (VIDEO)

Link

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This map shows how radiation injected into the central South Pacific in March 1954 from the U.S.'s biggest ever H-bomb blast Castle Bravo was carried by migratory fish (tuna) all over the place by the end of 1954. (I think the monitoring threshold was 500 Bq at 10 cm from the fish.)

If a similar study was done by the U.S. & Canada, contaminated catches of tuna and other migratory fish would be found everywhere in the East Pacific in 2011 alone. This is 2012. Fukushima releases have been non-stop.

It's not just bluefin. It's not just tuna. One sample of halibut, which resided in the Gulf of Alaska and didn't go near Japan, was found by one U.S. seafood company to have cesium-134 in March. Explain that one.

EVERY fish in the Pacific probably contains cesium-134 now and other nasty isotopes as well that aren't being tested.

---------------------------

Ernie Gundersen: "When someone steps forward and publishes, we're going to see higher radioactivity levels in California bluefin tuna"


I ve been working with researchers who are doing great science and they re having an extraordinarily difficult time getting their articles published. Again because of industry pressure to downplay the significance of this event. Theres trillions of dollars at stake.

Link



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Quoting CybrTeddy:


Try not to quote that kid. He's been doing this for years, saying ridiculous stuff then getting banned only to come back, I've got at least 25 of his names on my ignore list. You know, my definition of crazy is doing the same exact thing again and again expecting a different result - the truth is, he wants to be accepted and heard out and he just really needs to get a job and move on. He also used to send out flat out mean messages to certain members (myself included) and he also sent rather crude and insensitive messages to female bloggers a few years back, for which he was also banned for I believe.


I have a lot of his names on the iggy list as well.... he has sent me rude and cruel messages to me, I just ignore it and block it out. Admin should do an ip ban on him, getting tired of him constantly coming on here and stirring up the blog when there is no need to....
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Quoting Doppler22:

Do you think that will become TS Chris or will there be a TS in the Carribean?
Their is a possibility that it could become "Chris" for a period of time off of the S.E coast.It all depends on the timing though.And rather or not it becomes a hybrid or sub-tropical or tropical.As far as the caribbean according to the models whatever does form down there will be somewhat weak..even though I'm having a hard time believing that at the moment...Stay tuned this up coming week will be interesting in the tropics.
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Quoting FLPandhandleJG:


I havent done anything wrong.. Im the only floridian that has been on lately.. and u making so many claims like it has happen the last few hours.. C'mon mane.. Let it go.. Every state has crazies and if u don't think so then u need to travel to every state mane.. Im not just talking to u but others that complain about Floridians.. Like i said, I just posting pictures, satellite images, and all i said was i wish this would end and it doesnt get worse.. Idk how that is so harshed towards u and others.. cry me a freaking river!!! Its a message board and there always going to be idiots on here and they arent all from FL..


He's a troll, put him on the iggy list.... thanks!
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Quoting washingtonian115:
You people gave him exactly what he wanted...attention.I swear it works every time on you people...Anyone want to discuss the storm off of the U.S south coast in about five days and the caribbean tracker?.

Do you think that will become TS Chris or will there be a TS in the Carribean?
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Quoting hydrus:
Yes, yes..As any good mannered tree wood....:) You may get a peace of dis monstah rain..lol

I've noticed over the past two hurricane seasons that if it gets a yellow circle before reaching the east Caribbean, it usually develops in the west Caribbean or Bay of Campeche/Gulf of Mexico.

Be back later.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
You people gave him exactly what he wanted...attention.I swear it works every time on you people...Anyone want to discuss the storm off of the U.S south coast in about five days and the caribbean tracker?.


I haven't been on for awhile so I didnt know what was going on.. Now i guess i have the scoop.. lol
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Quoting pottery:

LOL, It's thriving, loving all this rain, mud, mould and fungus....
Yes, yes..As any good mannered tree wood....:) You may get a peace of dis monstah rain..lol
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You people gave him exactly what he wanted...attention.I swear it works every time on you people...Anyone want to discuss the storm off of the U.S south coast in about five days and the caribbean tracker?.

ncstorm It looks like it will take a more northerly component at this time.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
I'll be back later with a new blog entry guys. Just to keep you wondering, I'm going to lower my peak intensity for 93E by quite a bit. The latest SHIPS model forecast shows higher shear, more so than originally predicted. Only one model brings the system to hurricane status now. To make things complicated, that one model happens to be the most accurate out of all of them.

I have a feeling 93E will peak (if it does become tropical) as a medium strength tropical storm... (60-65mph)
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Quoting washingtonian115:
If that low can survive over land it should have no problems really when it comes off of the coast and develop.it might be sub-tropical though.But due to that gulf stream I'm thinking tropical in nature.


the models earlier this week were depicting the low to traverse across the panhandle and develop on the SE coast..lets see if that still happens..there are also two tropical waves out there in the atlantic..below average for the season..I dont think so..
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