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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Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:
Looks like the models are throwing in more monkey wrench's,looks to be a busy time in here if all this comes to fruition!
The blogs doom con level will be well over 9000.
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Have to say hi to my neighbor Tom Taylor. How's things in the big city Tom?
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Quoting NCHurricane2009:

Yes...


Well...Jose 2011...its legacy is the "poster-child" for everytime we think a storm should be named.

I think the WXGeekVA meme says "NHC...you no start advisories?!" should use Jose's sat image instead of that grumpy dude...


Your wish



is my command.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
I think their could be two separate storms.One coming from the caribbean and the other forming from that low sitting near the gulf coast.
Looks like the models are throwing in more monkey wrench's,looks to be a busy time in here if all this comes to fruition!
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Quoting ncstorm:


no..its the tropical wave at the antilles..
What I'm saying is that the storm that some of the models have been picking up on near the S.E coast comes from that mess near the gulf coast.While the caribbean tracker comes from the tropical wave.That's why I think their could be two separate storms except for just one storm in different locations like that model is talking about.
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norain
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phishliveatbonarroo
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
LOL that looks like a mouth closing shut with orlando in its mouth...lol
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Quoting washingtonian115:
I think their could be two separate storms.One coming from the caribbean and the other forming from that low sitting near the gulf coast.


no..its the tropical wave at the antilles..
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Quoting K8eCane:
Somebody better DANG sure watch their step down there
Those snakes been festering down their ever since they've been released from people who bought them as pets but set them free once they got to big/expensive to take care off.They really are a problem in the everglades.The snakes love that warm swampy tropical climate.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
So that's the same storm but different locations?.


Wow the models has been wildly inconstant with the Caribbean development what does the latest ECMWF solution for this.
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Quoting NCHurricane2009:
Poll on Tropical Storm Jose...

What did you feel when you saw the first NHC advisory?
(a) Ticked off
(b) Joyful

I was (a)....


B).... im a Noscocaster
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Quoting HurricaneDean07:

Should I mention Chris 06?
Maybe Beatriz of 2011 is a good example also.
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Quoting aspectre:
594 Tribucanes: Three types of rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, and...the coral snake.
Luckily the other 43 varieties common to Florida are non venomous.


True, dat.


No wonder k8ecane is freaking out
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Quoting washingtonian115:
So that's the same storm but different locations?.

Yes...

Quoting Hurricanes305:


C. N/A (it was alive for less than a day)

Well...Jose 2011...its legacy is the "poster-child" for everytime we think a storm should be named.

I think the WXGeekVA meme says "NHC...you no start advisories?!" should use Jose's sat image instead of that grumpy dude...
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Quoting NCHurricane2009:
Poll on Tropical Storm Jose...

What did you feel when you saw the first NHC advisory?
(a) Ticked off
(b) Joyful

I was (a)....
I was confuse that I went to sleep and when I wake up we have a ts and then I feel happy to track something else more than Irene.
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Quoting ncstorm:


Yes, the ensembles are showing different scenarios with the same storm
I think their could be two separate storms.One coming from the caribbean and the other forming from that low sitting near the gulf coast.
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Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:
I think ole Don was fighting alosing battle from the get,with that HUGE ridge over Texas and all the North to Northeasterly shear.


Not to mention all the "hype". He was supposed to be our "salvation" - 6 inches for every square foot in the state LOL
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Quoting aspectre:
594 Tribucanes: Three types of rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, and...the coral snake.
Luckily the other 43 varieties common to Florida are non venomous.


True, dat.
LOL.....Looks like a body size meal in the middle of that snake...lol
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Somebody better DANG sure watch their step down there
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


Here is the EUROSIP for ASO.

I was referring to April. He was trying to compare the current ASO forecast to the one before that. I'm saying you can't compare the two because the previous month didn't have an ASO forecast.
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Quoting aspectre:
594 Tribucanes: Three types of rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, and...the coral snake.
Luckily the other 43 varieties common to Florida are non venomous.


True, dat.


Oh S### Im just scrollin thru to see whaut i missed whilst i was showering and....


AHHHHHHHH...Is this in FLORIDA?? too close to NC for my likin
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Quoting Tribucanes:
Yes, absolutely, but Don was a fairly large TS. I think most of us were hoping it would have given some real drought relief. The ridge of death certainly won that battle.
Yyp,I had seen nothing like that,a total poof.........rapidly
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Quoting washingtonian115:
So that's the same storm but different locations?.


Yes, the ensembles are showing different scenarios with the same storm
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Quoting ncstorm:
I posted earlier from the surface analysis map the tropical wave near the antilles island..looks like the 18Z ensembles is trying to develop it..



and might try to take it up the east coast



or GOM..EVERYONE LOOKS TO BE IN PLAY




So that's the same storm but different locations?.
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I posted earlier from the surface analysis map the tropical wave near the antilles island..looks like the 18Z ensembles is trying to develop it..



and might try to take it up the east coast



or GOM..EVERYONE LOOKS TO BE IN PLAY




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Quoting NCHurricane2009:
Poll on Tropical Storm Jose...

What did you feel when you saw the first NHC advisory?
(a) Ticked off
(b) Joyful

I was (a)....


C. N/A (it was alive for less than a day)
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Quoting NCHurricane2009:
Poll on Tropical Storm Jose...

What did you feel when you saw the first NHC advisory?
(a) Ticked off
(b) Joyful

I was (a)....
I was confused...
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Quoting TomTaylor:
There wasn't an ASO EUROSIP sea level pressure forecast last month, so you can't compare them.

If you compare the JAS sea level forecast, the latest forecast is actually showing higher pressures than the previous.


Here is the EUROSIP for ASO.

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Quoting Tribucanes:
Chris in 06 gradually dissipated at least according to it's wiki page. Fun read on Chris, complex system that threw a lot of people for a loop.


Lol Hurricane Chris is a rapper.
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WHXX01 KMIA 110045

CHGE77

TROPICAL CYCLONE GUIDANCE MESSAGE

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

0045 UTC MON JUN 11 2012



DISCLAIMER...NUMERICAL MODELS ARE SUBJECT TO LARGE ERRORS.

PLEASE REFER TO NHC OFFICIAL FORECASTS FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE

AND SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION.



EAST PACIFIC OBJECTIVE AIDS FOR



DISTURBANCE INVEST (EP932012) 20120611 0000 UTC



...00 HRS... ...12 HRS... ...24 HRS. .. ...36 HRS...

120611 0000 120611 1200 120612 0000 120612 1200



LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON

BAMS 10.4N 110.1W 10.6N 111.2W 10.7N 112.3W 10.7N 113.6W

BAMD 10.4N 110.1W 10.8N 112.5W 11.1N 114.8W 11.0N 117.1W

BAMM 10.4N 110.1W 10.8N 112.1W 11.2N 114.1W 11.2N 116.1W

LBAR 10.4N 110.1W 10.8N 112.5W 11.6N 115.4W 12.0N 118.6W

SHIP 25KTS 29KTS 35KTS 41KTS

DSHP 25KTS 29KTS 35KTS 41KTS



...48 HRS... ...72 HRS... ...96 HRS. .. ..120 HRS...

120613 0000 120614 0000 120615 0000 120616 0000



LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON

BAMS 10.6N 115.0W 9.4N 117.3W 7.6N 119.0W 6.2N 118.7W

BAMD 10.7N 119.5W 9.5N 124.5W 8.2N 129.2W 7.1N 133.4W

BAMM 10.9N 118.1W 9.7N 121.7W 8.7N 125.1W 8.2N 128.1W

LBAR 12.5N 121.9W 12.9N 128.2W 11.4N 133.7W 5.4N 132.9W

SHIP 45KTS 53KTS 62KTS 68KTS

DSHP 45KTS 53KTS 62KTS 68KTS



...INITIAL CONDITIONS...

LATCUR = 10.4N LONCUR = 110.1W DIRCUR = 280DEG SPDCUR = 10KT

LATM12 = 10.0N LONM12 = 108.2W DIRM12 = 283DEG SPDM12 = 9KT

LATM24 = 9.5N LONM24 = 106.2W

WNDCUR = 25KT RMAXWD = 40NM WNDM12 = 25KT

CENPRS = 1007MB OUTPRS = 1009MB OUTRAD = 150NM SDEPTH = M

RD34NE = 0NM RD34SE = 0NM RD34SW = 0NM RD34NW = 0NM



$$

NNNN
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Poll on Tropical Storm Jose...

What did you feel when you saw the first NHC advisory?
(a) Ticked off
(b) Joyful

I was (a)....
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Invest 93E is not quite there yet. It should become a tropical depression sometime tomorrow.

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What is that monster, 25-28 feet? Could eat a large deer no doubt, alligators, and probably mayor Bloomberg. :)
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

That is the very mighty Tropical Storm Jose from last year.

Jose...the only storm that WU Bloggers get grumpy over...that means a storm that NO ONE wanted....
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86 here with 100 degree heat index at this moment according Wunderground on Iphone
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

The ECMWF model has Mean Sea Level Pressures average to slightly above average throughout the season. The image below is for August-September-October. Definitely showing pressures a lot lower than in previous forecasts when the Atlantic was covered in dark red.

There wasn't an ASO EUROSIP sea level pressure forecast last month, so you can't compare them.

If you compare the previous JAS sea level forecast to the current one, the latest forecast is actually showing higher pressures than the previous.
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Quoting Dragod66:


Where is that?

That is the very mighty Tropical Storm Jose from last year.
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Quoting bohonkweatherman:
Has it rained in your area the past 4 weeks? Are you Lakes half empty? I hope not this darn drought sucks. Send me a tropical depression or 2. :)

Texas Drought Monitor... 98% of our state is in some type of drought right now. Locally, it ranges from mild to moderate drought status.



Well that's familiar...
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594 Tribucanes: Three types of rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, and...the coral snake.
Luckily the other 43 varieties common to Florida are non venomous.


True, dat.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

Should I mention this?



Where is that?
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Quoting Sangria:


Just so you know you are not the only "poor me" area...this was 2:42PM EDT here on the west coast of Florida....

Has it rained in your area the past 4 weeks? Are you Lakes half empty? I hope not this darn drought sucks. Send me a tropical depression or 2. :)

Texas Drought Monitor... 98% of our state is in some type of drought right now. Locally, it ranges from mild to moderate drought status.

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Sunlinepr
Post 652, nice loop.
Shows the dry air coming down fast and seeming to want to stifle that wave.
Will be fun to watch the progression in the next 2 days....

1.5" here today, in Central Trinidad.
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Yes, absolutely, but Don was a fairly large TS. I think most of us were hoping it would have given some real drought relief. The ridge of death certainly won that battle.
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Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:
Looks like Orlando gonna get hit but good!


I am in Orlando and we are getting slammed right now.
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look at the radar in central fl...storms coming out of the ne and se like they are gonna collide????
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Quoting Tribucanes:
Don was almost unbelievable. Few storms in history have dissipated so instantly and completely. I believe the only ones to disappear more quickly went over mountainous terrain. I've been following hurricanes for well over a decade and don't recall ever seeing anything like Don.
I think ole Don was fighting alosing battle from the get,with that HUGE ridge over Texas and all the North to Northeasterly shear.
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Looks like Orlando gonna get hit but good!
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Quoting NCHurricane2009:
Who thinks Debby will be named 11 AM EDT July 5? If so....it will beat Dennis of 2005 as the earliest fourth named storm on record....in the Atlantic Basin....

Chris by July: 65%
Debby by July: 40%
Ernesto by July: 5%

I could see getting Chris and Debby by the end of the month with the Caribbean and se coast ready to brew up something in the next 10 days.
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