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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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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Keep an eye on 12.5N/82W

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Quoting TropicalStormChris:


Kid?

goats?
babys?
trolls?
please?
stop?
now?
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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



good point there
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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

That's why they don't give out IP bans normally.
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Quoting wunderkidcayman:

I truly think this kid need a darn job and to get off his butt and work for a change




good one
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247. VR46L
Quoting CybrTeddy:


They really need IP bans, this has been going on for years and it needs to end with this kid.


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
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I am not on my computer right now as I am on my phone. Does anyone have the 12z GFS run in graphics or narrate it?
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Quoting TropicalStormChris:


Kid?



yes you kid
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


They really need IP bans, this has been going on for years and it needs to end with this kid.

Haha
IP looks like a guy with his eyes closed and tounge out like a dead person. :P
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


They really need IP bans, this has been going on for years and it needs to end with this kid.


Flooding in Pensacola is unreal. Can't believe they're getting more heavy rain today. On a side not all you have to do is contact someone from the ISP with an IP address and let them know that someone is flagrantly violating their terms of use, and they will discontinue service for that user.
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Very heavy downpour here in Mobile after a break of about 3 hours... here we go again.
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


They really need IP bans, this has been going on for years and it needs to end with this kid.



tell me about it but they dont do it they this went him get a way with it
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Quoting Tazmanian:



what dos the word Ban do you not under stan when some one bans you from a blog site you do not keep comeing back here makeing new names and right now it says so on rule 5 DO not circumvent a ban by makeing new names and right now you are circumvening you bans when some one bans you from the blog that means they do not want you on here if you have a perment ban that means you are done on this blog


They really need IP bans, this has been going on for years and it needs to end with this kid.
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Quoting TropicalStormChris:


LOL! It's nothing! He's just an abominable troll; a mentally handicapped one, at that!

Just use standard procedure on him. Flag him and carry on, =).


I hope this helps!


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It does thanks. Trolls are good for a laugh, they really shine a bright light on good science. Spewing idiocy already debunked long ago trolls make us appreciate Dr. Masters and all other scientists who strive for truth and actually care about people and getting accurate info out.
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Quoting TropicalStormChris:


LOL! It's nothing! He's just an abominable troll; a mentally handicapped one, at that!

Just use standard procedure on him. Flag him and carry on, =).


I hope this helps!



LOL you got that mixs up
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jfv Alert? What's that?
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Quoting Tazmanian:
i smell Jfv on the blog

I notcied a certain stench round 13 min ago
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warning jfv Alert on dr m blog
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Quoting CybrTeddy:
The 12z GFS once again splits the system unrealistically in half, but takes it away from the Yucatan and towards Cuba so we do get a moderate TS in the Caribbean.

looks similar to the TS Matthew/TS Nicole(2010)
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This tornado is dead centered from the line of storms behind and the ones forming ahead. Conditions were just right it looks like for this strong twister to form. Hopefully high end EF1 with no injuries. Any others that form shouldn't be more than weak EF0's that stay on the ground for very short periods, in theory, of coarse.
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Quoting Jebekarue:
Getting hammered here in Pensacola again. Weather station only at 1 inch since midnight but got half an inch in the last 10 minutes. Lots of thunder and lightning.


Getting rough on Pensacola Beach again. Ft. Pickens is flooded out. Is your weather station online, Jebekarue? I live out on the beach and other than the small wx station at the PB Elementary School (which goes out at times), the closest one to me is across the Sound in Gulf Breeze (it's listed as Sawgrass). We surely don't need another 4 - 8 inches today.
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The 12z GFS once again splits the system unrealistically in half, but takes it away from the Yucatan and towards Cuba so we do get a moderate TS in the Caribbean.
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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
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Quoting CybrTeddy:
So far the 12z GFS is stronger with the system by 174 hours.

...and then it falls apart.
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I need a boat to get down the road!
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This isn't a tropical entity dropping all this rain and SW?
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
Possible debris ball near Coffee Springs, AL?

Probably yes, unfortunately...

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1215 PM CDT FOR NORTH
CENTRAL GENEVA...SOUTHWESTERN DALE AND SOUTHEASTERN COFFEE
COUNTIES...

AT 1129 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR
CHANCELLOR...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH. A TRAINED SPOTTER HAS
REPORTED TREES DOWN AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE JUST NORTH OF GENEVA.
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Thank you TA13, my folks received close to 30 inches over three days some years ago in Palm Coast, Florida. The east coast of Florida takes it well though, like a giant sponge. There was some flooding but nothing like the likes we're seeing in Pensacola.
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So far the 12z GFS is stronger with the system by 174 hours.
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Possible debris ball near Coffee Springs, AL?
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


Pressures are generally high in the area I believe, which would contribute to the pressures on the low being higher than they actually would be at the surface.

I was wondering if that may be the case since that low on the 12z GFS looks like something that would normally be 1005-1008mb or so.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
12z GFS on the potential East Coast storm... Definitely a closed, tropical low but very weak... Probably a TD



Pressures are generally high in the area I believe, which would contribute to the pressures on the low being higher than they actually would be at the surface.
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1123 AM CDT SUN JUN 10 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN COFFEE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...
SOUTHWESTERN DALE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...
NORTH CENTRAL GENEVA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 1215 PM CDT

* AT 1120 AM CDT...A DEVELOPING TORNADO HAS BEEN DETECTED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 12 MILES SOUTH OF ENTERPRISE...OR NEAR
CHANCELLOR...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH. GENEVA COUNTY DISPATCH
REPORTS SEVERAL PUBLIC SIGHTINGS OF A TORNADO WITH THIS STORM.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO LEVEL
PLAINS...DALEVILLE AND FORT RUCKER

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW! LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES FOR SAFER STRUCTURES.
MOVE TO A HALLWAY OR CLOSET ON THE LOWEST FLOOR AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND
OUTSIDE WALLS.

&&

LAT...LON 3146 8582 3138 8560 3108 8578 3112 8597
TIME...MOT...LOC 1623Z 212DEG 22KT 3115 8586

$$

42-DVD
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Quoting Tribucanes:
How much more rain is Pensacola going to get? I see NOAA is calling for more heavy rains but gives no indication to the inches that may fall.

4-8 inches.
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How much more rain is Pensacola going to get? I see NOAA is calling for more heavy rains but gives no indication to the inches that may fall.
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Getting hammered here in Pensacola again. Weather station only at 1 inch since midnight but got half an inch in the last 10 minutes. Lots of thunder and lightning.
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