Historic Flooding from severe and deadly outbreak for the east

By: MaxWeather , 9:49 PM GMT on April 30, 2014

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Northeast US - Heavy rainfall continues...
Updated: May 1 - 8:55 AM



Foggy morning in my location


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A major flooding has left coastal areas of the central Gulf coast FEET underwater.
Major cities along Intestate 10 are dangerously flooded. Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL are the worst hit areas.



A Burger King restaurant in Pensacola has a river flowing around it



OVER TWO FEET of rain has fallen by now in Pensacola, Florida and the Mobile, AL area.
Excessive amounts reported all across the FL Panhandle, Southern Alabama and Mississippi.


Ono Island


From the Mobile/Pensacola NWS

A historic rainfall event developed ahead of a slow moving cold front on Tuesday evening, 29 April 2014 over portions of coastal Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle. The cold front was associated with a very powerful low pressure system in the Plains. The widespread flooding produced sinkholes (some very large and deep), cut roads in half and necessitated human water rescues (one confirmed fatality). Parts of I-10 were closed. The Fish River at Silver Hill (Baldwin County Alabama) peaked at a record high level of 23.18 feet (previous historical record was 22.78 feet on 20 July 1997). Many folks throughout the area have compared this event to the extreme flooding impacts caused by Hurricane Danny (1997).

The rainfall totals below were contributed to by two predominant rounds of storms, the first occurred Monday night (28 April) and into the early morning hours when significant flash flooding occurred over coastal Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle. Some 3-8” occurred in association with the first event ending 7 AM CDT Tue., 30 April. The second and more significant event occurred during the evening hours of 29 April over Mobile and Baldwin counties of Alabama and the western most three counties of the NW FL Panhandle. In the latter, some 10-15” fell in a very short time period (estimated 9 hours preliminarily) and caused disastrous flooding throughout southern Baldwin County of Alabama and Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties of the western Florida Panhandle. Figures 2-4 show how the rain fell over time.



These same storms that struck this area left a path of destruction and terror for people living in the Plains, along the Mississippi Valley and the southeast. An outbreak of violent tornadoes ripped through towns killing 16 people on Sunday and over 20 on Monday.


The most violent tornadoes hit Arkansas and Mississippi.
14 people were killed when an EF3 tornado hit Arkansas, north of Little rock
9 people died in Mississippi when an even stronger 185 mph EF4 devastated areas near Louisville, MS

Mayflower, AR after an EF3 impact


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Northeast facing flooding rains
**Baltimore has received nearly 5 inches of rain, under a flash flood warning



3-6 inches of rain could fall anywhere from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast from these rain bands responsible for the flooding and tornado damage in the central US states.
Flash flood warnings, tornado watches and flood warnings are posted for several places in the area as this rain just keeps coming down.



Please lookout for flooded roads, downed trees or power lines. Stay away from them if you are driving or walking. It's recommended to remain home and stay on top of weather updates.


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53. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:45 PM GMT on May 04, 2014
MaxWeather has created a new entry.
52. MaxWeather
3:47 PM GMT on May 04, 2014
Wow Taz.... you are calling for a bombing season...
meh, most will be fish storms anyway

Thanks for your input... But Im going to let someone else do the Epac predictions. Too much work trying to keep up with both

ANYONE INTERESTED??
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51. Tazmanian
3:42 PM GMT on May 04, 2014
you no Max you sould think about wenting us do E PAC predictions then that way we have two games going on and I would be your 1st


am forcasting 15-25 name storms 10 two 15 hurricanes and 6-8 cat 3 or higher name storms in the E PAC with a strong EL nino this year the E PAC will have one heck of a monstor season and it looks like we may get a early start next week with 90E
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50. MaxWeather
3:26 PM GMT on May 04, 2014
Potentially the first invest of the Year...

May be Invest 90E (??)
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49. MaxWeather
3:12 PM GMT on May 04, 2014
I'll be nice and update the chart today again for those who want to see themselves there... Just a nice gift for all of you.
Im sad today anyway... trying to cheer up doing something weather related
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48. MaxWeather
3:01 PM GMT on May 04, 2014
I wish cinco de mayo was today Astro instead.
But thanks anyway
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47. Astrometeor
2:50 PM GMT on May 04, 2014
May the 4th be with you, Max.
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46. Astrometeor
5:04 AM GMT on May 04, 2014
I think the only times my father has been in wrecks have been times when he's been stopped and was rear-ended by another person.

My mother on the other hand...
One of her accidents was picking a fight with a fire hydrant.
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45. originalLT
10:11 PM GMT on May 03, 2014
Looking more at RADAR, there is a third line of showers out in Western Pa, and that line could be here around midnight, if it holds together.
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44. originalLT
9:57 PM GMT on May 03, 2014
Line of showers heading towards us Max, should be here about 7pm. Another line about two hours behind that one.
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43. originalLT
9:56 PM GMT on May 03, 2014
I see Max. I think you meant to say that you have to pay the deductible only if you are at fault. If it's the "other guy" then you don't.--His company would pick it up.
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42. MaxWeather
8:31 PM GMT on May 03, 2014
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41. MaxWeather
8:26 PM GMT on May 03, 2014
First tropical cyclone of the season in the pacific to develop?

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40. MaxWeather
7:04 PM GMT on May 03, 2014
Insurance deductible unless Im at fault from the police report.

Yes, I felt like crap. My sister was sitting in the back, thank God I was going slowly because it was her side the damage.
You mentioned the back panel in my case was the fender panel damaged. The tire is ok, the rims a bit scratched and the headlight. But it was not damaged.
Also the right side of the bumper was ripped.

On Tuesday I was told to get the report. Im upset.
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39. originalLT
6:23 PM GMT on May 03, 2014
First, glad you are OK. But so sorry that your new car has moderate damage. I know that it will be fixed up good as new when you get it back from the body shop. But I know the whole thing is a hassle, and there's all ways the insurance deductible . The guy I help out in business also had an accident this week. Someone hit his car, the right side(passenger doors) were damaged and the back quarter panel.
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38. MaxWeather
6:15 PM GMT on May 03, 2014
Hey Larry, Yes I was out yesterday.
My car was moderately damaged after a crash, so was the car that hit me on Westport Ave.

Everyone is fine... there are just insurance fights as to who is at fault.
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37. Bluestorm5
3:13 PM GMT on May 03, 2014
Sign me up for 7-10 storms, 3-5 hurricanes, and 0-2 majors!

You can check out my reasoning via my blog post:

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/Bluestorm5/comme nt.html?entrynum=24
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36. originalLT
4:48 AM GMT on May 03, 2014
Max, you OK? you haven't been on in over a day.
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35. Astrometeor
3:12 AM GMT on May 02, 2014
Quoting MaxWeather:

Yes Larry, once again, everything is wet again here
:(

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Check email Astro


Read and replied.
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34. MaxWeather
2:52 AM GMT on May 02, 2014
Quoting 31. originalLT:

Looks like a thin line of showers is heading towards us here Max. Could be here around 11pm or so.

Yes Larry, once again, everything is wet again here
:(

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Check email Astro
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33. MaxWeather
2:52 AM GMT on May 02, 2014
Don't worry Hood... But it was good for the occasion for you to meet an ancestral relative... lol
I just thought of you when I read the author of the poem.

Thanks for stopping by!
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32. Astrometeor
2:17 AM GMT on May 02, 2014
Quoting originalLT:
Good morning, Max, I got 4.20" in my rain gauge. And some water in my basement!


Ouch, had that happen to my family back on May 2, 2010 after 14" of rain. Had about an inch in the basement, but enough to mobilize the entire family in order to rescue the $30K worth of telescopic equipment.

Unfortunately, water is very strong. When the water table is higher than your basement walls, either the water will spring out of the ground or go through the concrete via minute cracks into the open space. Osmosis, basically.
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31. originalLT
1:03 AM GMT on May 02, 2014
Looks like a thin line of showers is heading towards us here Max. Could be here around 11pm or so.
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30. RobDaHood
12:48 AM GMT on May 02, 2014
Hey Max!

Thanks for the May Day poem that you posted on my blog. Very cool!
Of course that got me wundering....Thomas Hood? Long lost relative?


No...I don't think so. No relative of mine would ever marry this-



LOL

I apolgize if I just spoiled your appetite!

Happy May Day!!!
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29. MaxWeather
12:02 AM GMT on May 02, 2014
Quoting 28. originalLT:

That's terrible about the wall. An expense I'm sure you don't need, not to mention the time involved.

yeah Larry...
My room has carpet which makes it difficult to drag.

I have to fix this now, just is not facing the outside but the inner walls.
Good thing i don't need to hire anyone... I can do it myself
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28. originalLT
9:58 PM GMT on May 01, 2014
That's terrible about the wall. An expense I'm sure you don't need, not to mention the time involved.
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27. originalLT
9:56 PM GMT on May 01, 2014
Hi Max, I can get you a simple rain gauge at my hardware store on High Ridge Rd. It's only like $5 or so. It works well enough.
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26. MaxWeather
9:01 PM GMT on May 01, 2014
I was "trying" to re arrange the furniture in my room, I left the heaviest chest of drawers for last, it's about 6' tall. When trying to drag it, giving me a hard time, and lazy enough to get the drawers our first, I applied too much force to it to the point it turned over and fell ripping the wall down.

Had to go to home depot to buy sheetrock, then paint to fix this... may take me a little while to do.
crap!!!
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25. MaxWeather
2:41 PM GMT on May 01, 2014
New graphics added at the top of the blog
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24. MaxWeather
1:20 PM GMT on May 01, 2014
Hey guys, when going to the Post office, look around for these new stamps
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23. MaxWeather
12:57 PM GMT on May 01, 2014
Foggy morning here

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22. MaxWeather
12:03 PM GMT on May 01, 2014
Quoting 16. BaltimoreBrian:

5.25" in downtown Baltimore from April 28-30. Somehow seemed less epic than that though.
was that a massive sinkhole in Baltimore the other day Brian? It looks huge and the many cars swallowed.
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21. MaxWeather
11:59 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
Water in the basement? That's not good Larry.

Notice how foggy it's out, can't see anything out there this morning.
I have the day off today, can't work in these conditions.
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20. MaxWeather
11:58 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
A skywarn spotter reported 4.52" of rain to NWS from Norwalk and 3.8" from Stamford which matches your reading Larry from post 18
I think I have to buy myself a rain gauge.

Lots of rain we got for the first day of the month.
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19. originalLT
11:21 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
Good morning, Max, I got 4.20" in my rain gauge. And some water in my basement!
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18. originalLT
6:24 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
One last heavy line coming through right now, Max. Then, much more scattered stuff after that. Temp. up to almost 50F Baro. down to 29.91" Wind just about calm.
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17. originalLT
5:53 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
So far, 3.80" in my rain gauge. Looks like most of this precip. should end by about 3am, should have about 4-4.25" I guess by then.
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16. BaltimoreBrian
5:09 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
5.25" in downtown Baltimore from April 28-30. Somehow seemed less epic than that though.
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15. MaxWeather
3:08 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
As of 10:41 PM... NWS reports 2.8" of rain in Norwalk, CT
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14. MaxWeather
2:47 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
Some other news outside weather...

From the Vatican City.
On April 27, 2014, the second Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis declared his predecessors; Pope John Paul II and John XXIII as saints.

The canonization process was completed for them.
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13. MaxWeather
2:30 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
The bright neon-like green color represents the flood warning for southern Fairfield county. Dark green is for flood watch and the other green is for flood advisories.
These are the NWS colors btw.

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12. MaxWeather
2:28 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Easton, Wilton, Fairfield, Bridgeport Trumbull Shelton and Stratford (towns and cities) which make up lower or southern Fairfield county in Connecticut are now under flood warning.
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11. MaxWeather
2:24 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
Quoting 10. YelloworangeRose:

yes max and one from central visayas. my pleasure to visit good website it gets me well informed. Back then when haiyan was visiting, i was arguing with office mates I told them it is category 5 (i saw it in dr jeffs blog) they insisted it was cat 4 .. the next day they looked at me with big eyes and said O_O how did you know it was going to be cat 5??? i told them .. i got good and reliable sources!


Congratulations for your great contributions!!!
We need to help each other no matter where we live in the world.

How happy to know this weather site, through which I can communicate to you, is a reliable source for you in the Philippines.
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10. YelloworangeRose
1:43 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
Quoting 4. MaxWeather:

hey Yellow Orange Rose... thanks for coming
are you from the Philippines?
yes max and one from central visayas. my pleasure to visit good website it gets me well informed. Back then when haiyan was visiting, i was arguing with office mates I told them it is category 5 (i saw it in dr jeffs blog) they insisted it was cat 4 .. the next day they looked at me with big eyes and said O_O how did you know it was going to be cat 5??? i told them .. i got good and reliable sources!
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9. originalLT
1:34 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
Looks Great, Max!
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8. MaxWeather
1:18 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
So I'm making a pork salad in my big bowl here. With some good cocked fresh white rice.
small pork pieces on ketchup sauce, potatoes, seasonings and a little water. yum!

something like this:
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7. originalLT
1:16 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
So looks like my readings are probably pretty accurate.
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6. MaxWeather
1:13 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
Yeah Larry. There is a NWS report of 2.10" from my area right now.
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5. originalLT
12:25 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
Hi Max, yeah, can't believe it was one year all ready. ---Just hit the 2" mark exactly in my rain gauge.
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4. MaxWeather
11:53 PM GMT on April 30, 2014
hey Yellow Orange Rose... thanks for coming
are you from the Philippines?
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3. YelloworangeRose
10:26 PM GMT on April 30, 2014
These pics reminded me of what happened in some of our regions when haiyan devastated Visayas November of 2013. I have never seen such great damages in people's lives before. All over earth these nasty storms just picks a place to visit and leaves casualties .
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