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

Pensacola, FL (Jebekarue)
South Fairfield Drive, north of Hwy 98.
Pensacola, FL
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Out the front window as our house flooded
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12z GFS has a weak low in NW Caribbean at 168 hours.

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Quoting hydrus:
The next 7 to 10 days do not look good for flooded areas, and even areas that are not. Notice the huge surge of moisture moving through the Caribbean sea. It is forecast to move over or near South Florida, but if it does make it into the gulf, it will change the weather situation significantly, and possibly inundate flooded regions on the northern gulf coast. The fact is the rain will never completely go away, and another wet system will not only make bad flooding worse, but future systems may hit the area causing flooding of historical floods...Precip. Water now. 24..48.72.84 hour looks scary...

Yes, very scary...there's also quite a bit of forecasted moisture over Cuba and The Bahamas
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Quoting GTcooliebai:
It looks like it, could be a classic trough split set-up. Can you imagine being at the D name before July? Still think it would be a normal season?
We still could end up with normal numbers if we don't have much activity after Sept 15. Given forecasts for el nino development, that's not out of the realm of possibility. [I personally don't think it's LIKELY, but it is possible....]
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Might not be that active but far from interesting.
I'm thinking 15 named storms. We all need to be prepared for a Major Hurricane hit on the US this year. It has been 7 years since a Major Hurricane. Although some debate on whether Ike was a Major Hurricane which judging by the pictures of the damages I would consider it was a Major Hurricane. Still that was 4 years ago.
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The next 7 to 10 days do not look good for flooded areas, and even areas that are not. Notice the huge surge of moisture moving through the Caribbean sea. It is forecast to move over or near South Florida, but if it does make it into the gulf, it will change the weather situation significantly, and possibly inundate flooded regions on the northern gulf coast. The fact is the rain will never completely go away, and another wet system will not only make bad flooding worse, but future systems may hit the area causing flooding of historical floods...Precip. Water now. 24..48.72.84 hour looks scary...
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Quoting LargoFl:
lots of water damage over there by you? homes flooded?


There are a few homes flooded. Our privacy fence is down in my back yard. The main issue here seems to be people driving over flooded roads, getting stranded, and then having to be rescued. I also saw a report of a child that was struck by lightning in Gulf Shores.
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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
154 PM EDT SUN JUN 10 2012

ALC045-101830-
/O.CON.KTAE.TO.W.0043.000000T0000Z-120610T1830Z/
DALE AL-
1254 PM CDT SUN JUN 10 2012

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 130 PM CDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN DALE COUNTY...

AT 1252 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR CLAYHATCHEE...
MOVING NORTH AT 30 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO CAIRNS
AAF...LEVEL PLAINS...DALEVILLE...GERALD...KNOX FIELD...KELLY...LOWE
ARMY HELIPORT...FORT RUCKER...HANCHEY FIELD...HUNT FIELD...HOOPER
STAGE FIELD...KLONDYKE HILL...DEAN CHURCH ROAD...PLEASANT HILL AND
BLACKWELL FIELD A/P

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM CDT SUNDAY EVENING FOR
SOUTHEAST ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA AND SOUTHWEST GEORGIA.

&&

LAT...LON 3143 8557 3138 8559 3123 8569 3121 8569
3120 8571 3120 8579 3141 8579 3148 8577
TIME...MOT...LOC 1754Z 200DEG 25KT 3126 8574

$$

42-DVD
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Hey, CRS.... have u guys gotten rain today? Ya'll seem like the only ones in this chain who haven't been soaked for weeks....
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Quoting GTcooliebai:
It looks like it, could be a classic trough split set-up. Can you imagine being at the D name before July? Still think it would be a normal season?
Might not be that active but far from interesting.
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Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport
Date: 2:00 PM EDT Sunday 10 June 2012
Condition: Sunny
Pressure: 30.04 inches
Tendency: rising
Visibility: 15 miles
Air Quality Health Index: 5

Temperature: 82.8°F
Dewpoint: 63.5°F
Humidity: 52 %
Wind: SSE 9 mph
Humidex: 93
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Chris and Debby?.
It looks like it, could be a classic trough split set-up. Can you imagine being at the D name before July? Still think it would be a normal season?
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Quoting jrweatherman:


Of course it is going to the Caymans. Every storm is going to the Caymans.
Sure seems like the Caymans have gotten their fair share so far this season.....

EDIT:

Also, unfortunately, looks like a general area of low pressure seems to be setting up south of the Caymans, west to the Yucatan. This has serious implications for the height of the season, as if this becomes a feature / pattern during JAS we could see some doozies spinning up in that area.
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weather is turning BAD there.............SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
154 PM EDT SUN JUN 10 2012

ALC045-101830-
/O.CON.KTAE.TO.W.0043.000000T0000Z-120610T1830Z/
DALE AL-
1254 PM CDT SUN JUN 10 2012

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 130 PM CDT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN DALE COUNTY...

AT 1252 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR CLAYHATCHEE...
MOVING NORTH AT 30 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO CAIRNS
AAF...LEVEL PLAINS...DALEVILLE...GERALD...KNOX FIELD...KELLY...LOWE
ARMY HELIPORT...FORT RUCKER...HANCHEY FIELD...HUNT FIELD...HOOPER
STAGE FIELD...KLONDYKE HILL...DEAN CHURCH ROAD...PLEASANT HILL AND
BLACKWELL FIELD A/P

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM CDT SUNDAY EVENING FOR
SOUTHEAST ALABAMA AND NORTHWEST FLORIDA AND SOUTHWEST GEORGIA.

&&

LAT...LON 3143 8557 3138 8559 3123 8569 3121 8569
3120 8571 3120 8579 3141 8579 3148 8577
TIME...MOT...LOC 1754Z 200DEG 25KT 3126 8574

$$

42-DVD
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GFS has more rain for the Gulf Coast. Looks like they will go from drought to surplus just like that.

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Quoting keithneese:
In another lull here in Mobile, but watching the radar carefully. It truly is unbelievable the amount of water we have seen over the last 24-48 hours. There is a ravine behind my house that fills just before my neighborhood floods from the creek. This time yesterday it was full, then the neighborhood flooded. Just a few moments ago when I checked it, it is now half full again.
lots of water damage over there by you? homes flooded?
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Quoting GTcooliebai:
It will be interesting to see the orientation of the 3 highs above a weaker one along the Northeast Coast may allow a Northeast movement. In contrast a stronger one may allow a West movement. Note the weakness between the Northeast High and the Azores High.

Chris and Debby?.
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In another lull here in Mobile, but watching the radar carefully. It truly is unbelievable the amount of water we have seen over the last 24-48 hours. There is a ravine behind my house that fills just before my neighborhood floods from the creek. This time yesterday it was full, then the neighborhood flooded. Just a few moments ago when I checked it, it is now half full again.
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Quoting VR46L:


But what would happen if a large family use the same computer ..or several work collegues use the same computer and one person with access to that computer has been banned
Than they should give him a swift kick in the butt and tell him to chill or they will give him a black eye which will lead to an eye patch and we all know what an eye patch leads to.

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Good afternoon everyone!

Quoting BahaHurican:
This next decade of June looks like a period where complex interactions could lead to a variety of scenarios developing in the ATL. I'm pretty sure we're going to see some action by next Wednesday.... but it seems like the entire western half of the basin is at least potentially in play.

Makes for interesting blogging. Maybe I'll be able to spend more time in the blog this week...

Nix. Shucks.

Hey Baha...what's the weather like in the Bahamas?
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
those along ne gulf coast the rain will move away

isolated areas of near 30 inches still possible

gee can you imagine..30 inches of rain,you would have to actually LIVE thru that,experience it,to fully comprehend the sheer amount of water that is coming down around you,flooding your streets,flooding your home, everything..geez,prayers for you folks living thru this,your living thru history in the making I think.
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Quoting BahaHurican:
The more you talk about a troll, the more likely he is to stick around and also to try to come back with a new name. That said, it's much better NOT to be having a conversation about said troll. He WANTS u all to talk about him instead of living the moments of anticipation we SHOULD be concentrating on.

Three Steps

1. Flag.
2. Ignore.
3. Back to your regularly scheduled tropical weather discussion.

Nothing else works.



its so simple even a caveman can do it

no offence to cave men intended

lol

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This next decade of June looks like a period where complex interactions could lead to a variety of scenarios developing in the ATL. I'm pretty sure we're going to see some action by next Wednesday.... but it seems like the entire western half of the basin is at least potentially in play.

Makes for interesting blogging. Maybe I'll be able to spend more time in the blog this week...

Nix. Shucks.
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Quoting WxGeekVA:
This blog needs moderators such as Patrap, Grothar, ScottLincoln, KoriTheMan, and even TA13 or taz. They can have the power to remove comments and report to admin but can't ban or block. Would help a lot wih he troll problem!
10 pple hit [-]. Same as a moderator. Less talk, more action works in this situation.
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It will be interesting to see the orientation of the 3 highs above a weaker one along the Northeast Coast may allow a Northeast movement. In contrast a stronger one may allow a West movement. Note the weakness between the Northeast High and the Azores High.

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Quoting wunderkidcayman:

Ok but I don't see how that works
The more you talk about a troll, the more likely he is to stick around and also to try to come back with a new name. That said, it's much better NOT to be having a conversation about said troll. He WANTS u all to talk about him instead of living the moments of anticipation we SHOULD be concentrating on.

Three Steps

1. Flag.
2. Ignore.
3. Back to your regularly scheduled tropical weather discussion.

Nothing else works.

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This blog needs moderators such as Patrap, Grothar, ScottLincoln, KoriTheMan, and even TA13 or taz. They can have the power to remove comments and report to admin but can't ban or block. Would help a lot wih he troll problem!
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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1100 AM PDT SUN JUN 10 2012

FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

CLOUDINESS AND SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOW PRESSURE AREA LOCATED
ABOUT 650 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MANZANILLO MEXICO HAVE CHANGED
LITTLE IN ORGANIZATION OVER THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS. THIS SYSTEM
HAS THE POTENTIAL TO DEVELOP INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION WITHIN THE
NEXT DAY OR SO AS IT MOVES GENERALLY WESTWARD NEAR 10 MPH...AND IT
HAS A HIGH CHANCE...60 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE
DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$
FORECASTER PASCH
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those along ne gulf coast the rain will move away

isolated areas of near 30 inches still possible

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Quoting scott39:
I need a boat to get down the road!
Be safe and more rain for you..
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What's that website that talks back to you?
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Quoting wunderkidcayman:
12Z GFS run show Chris in the NW Carib tracking NE bound to Caymans Cuba S Fl and us E seaboard also a piece of Chris stays back in the NW caribbean and forms another system which move over the yucatan and enter the BOC makes landfall in Mexico and the moisture spreads to S tex I also noticed the low presure are off the US E coast but for now I'll keep it as non-tropical till we get closer in time however I think that one will remain Non-Tropical


Of course it is going to the Caymans. Every storm is going to the Caymans.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
By the way, I hope you guys realize you can get banned for quoting him.

Ok but I don't see how that works
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Admins do not watch over the blog 24 hours a day. That is why they added the button. If ten bloggers press that button on one comment, it will be removed.



i this added him too the Ignore and so ture
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HIT RED BUTTON
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By the way, I hope you guys realize you can get banned for quoting him.
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Quoting Tazmanian:
all so the admins take so long too ban some when when we report them



when we report they sould ban ASAP and not wait 2hrs later

Admins do not watch over the blog 24 hours a day. That is why they added the button. If ten bloggers press that button on one comment, it will be removed.
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right REPORTED
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Quoting stormpetrol:
Keep an eye on 12.5N/82W

Link

hey stormpetrol yep kepping an eye on it
hey you ready for round two few downpours like we did couple of week ago but one thing I know it will be stronger plus it will be a TS by us this time not by cuba
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Either 1.) He will get tired of making new email addresses and new accounts or 2.) He'll keep coming back and getting banned and coming back and getting banned.



he most have 5000,000 e mails right now may be even more
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Quoting Tazmanian:



but some in got too be done here soon

Either 1.) He will get tired of making new email addresses and new accounts or 2.) He'll keep coming back and getting banned and coming back and getting banned.
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