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February 2013 the globe's 9th warmest February on record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 2:31 PM GMT on March 15, 2013

February 2013 was the globe's 9th warmest February since records began in 1880, said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) on Thursday. February 2013 global land temperatures were the 11th warmest on record, and global ocean temperatures were the 8th warmest on record. February 2013 was the 336th consecutive month with global temperatures warmer than the 20th century average and the 37th straight warmer-than-average February. The last time Earth had a below-average February global temperature was in 1976, and the last below-average month of any kind was December 1984. Global satellite-measured temperatures in February 2013 for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were 10th or 8th warmest in the 35-year record, according to Remote Sensing Systems and the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH), respectively. The Northern Hemisphere snow cover extent during February 2013 was the 16th largest in the 47-year period of record. Wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, has a comprehensive post on the notable weather events of February 2013 in his February 2013 Global Weather Extremes Summary. Costly weather disasters were relatively rare in February, according to AON Benfield. The most expensive weather-related disasters in February 2013 were:

1) Drought in Central and Eastern China, 1/1 - 2/28, $541 million
2) Winter storm in Eastern China, 2/18 - 2/21, $124 million
3) Winter Storm Nemo, Northeast U.S., 2/8 - 2/9. $100+ million
4) Hattiesburg, MS tornado and associated storm damage, 2/9 - 2/11, $100+ million

The deadliest February weather disaster was Tropical Cyclone Haruna, which hit Madagascar at 00 UTC Friday, February 22, as a Category 2 storm with 105 mph winds, killing 26.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for February 2013, the 9th warmest February for the globe since record keeping began in 1880. Colder than average conditions occurred in the Western U.S., western Europe, and northern Russia. No land areas in the Southern Hemisphere were cooler than average, and record warm conditions were experienced in parts of Indonesia and northern Australia. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) .


Figure 2. The deadliest weather disaster of February 2013 was Tropical Cyclone Haruna, which hit Madagascar at 00 UTC Friday, February 22, as a Category 2 storm with 105 mph winds, killing 26. In this image, Haruna is over Madagascar at 11:05 UTC February 22, 2013, and was a Category 1 storm with 90 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.


Figure 3. The most expensive weather disaster of February 2013 was the on-going drought in Central and Eastern China, which has cost $541 million since the beginning of 2013. Image credit: Beijing Climate Center.

Neutral El Niño conditions continue in the equatorial Pacific
For the 11th month in row, neutral El Niño conditions existed in the equatorial Pacific during February 2013. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) expects neutral El Niño conditions to last through spring. Temperatures in the equatorial Eastern Pacific need to be 0.5°C below average or cooler for three consecutive for a La Niña episode to be declared; sea surface temperatures were 0.1°C below average as of March 11, and have ranged from 0.1 - 0.6°C below average during 2013.

Arctic sea ice falls to 7th lowest February extent on record
Arctic sea ice extent during February reached its seventh lowest extent in the 35-year satellite record, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). This was the 11th consecutive February and 141st consecutive month with below-average Arctic sea ice extent. The last ten years (2004 to 2013) have seen the ten lowest February extents in the satellite record. Arctic sea ice is nearing its winter maximum and will soon begin to melt.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Jeff Masters

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Reader Comments

1001. Grothar
Quoting washingtonian115:
Good for you.Do you believe the doom and gloom models for next week.They show snow again.The GfS was showing 12 inches of snow for D.C which made me Lol.


Washi, this is the GFS long range at 180 hours. Don't give up hope yet.

Quoting Grothar:


Washi, this is the GFS long range at 180 hours. Don't give up hope yet.



it would be hard to believe if Washi is up for the last snowstorm, meaning big dump of snow for her...things are against such thing though
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
This winter has Wash upset...and I better than anyone understands that...



wash needs too learn too this deal with it that the way the weather works some times the gfs and the ecw dos not all ways work out
Quoting AussieStorm:

Hershey, is that where they make the chocolate? The chocolate i buy in 2.2lb bags from costco?


2.2 lb...LOL.

Oh, and I almost drooled upon seeing the huge tubs (bottles just bigger) of liquid chocolate that they sell. Looked like a lifetime supply to me.
Quoting Astrometeor:


2.2 lb...LOL.

Oh, and I almost drooled upon seeing the huge tubs (bottles just bigger) of liquid chocolate that they sell. Looked like a lifetime supply to me.


yeah 2.2 pounds??? I don't see that in costco here anyway.
Quoting biff4ugo:
The Drought index seems a little backwards in east Florida. It showed a big drought near Jacksonville up north, when we have it in the central part of the state. North Florida has had a bit of relief already. Some of the discrepancy may be due to how they divide the state since the West side of the peninsula got rain but the Central and east side didn't.

Hope Texas and other drought areas get a wet wave once the blocking subsides up north.


Southwest Florida is bone dry too. Have had daily red flag warnings for several weeks now. Also, with 30% chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and tonite, fingers crossed for no fires
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
921 AM CDT MON MAR 18 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SMITH COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...
SOUTHEASTERN SUMNER COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...
TROUSDALE COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...
NORTHERN WILSON COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...
WESTERN CLAY COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...
NORTHWESTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...
MACON COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 1000 AM CDT

* AT 917 AM CDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE SEVERE STORMS EXTENDED FROM WESTMORELAND TO
LEBANON...AND WERE MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CARTHAGE...RED BOILING SPRINGS...GORDONSVILLE...TUCKERS
CROSSROADS...DIXON SPRINGS...PLEASANT SHADE...SOUTH CARTHAGE...
GRANVILLE...WHITLEYVILLE AND MOSS...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION...MOVE TO AN INSIDE ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. THIS LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY AND SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM MONDAY
AFTERNOON FOR CENTRAL TENNESSEE.

&&

LAT...LON 3662 8546 3615 8591 3614 8652 3664 8616
TIME...MOT...LOC 1421Z 267DEG 44KT 3653 8611 3622 8635

$$

FORECASTER:13



Quoting Grothar:


Washi, this is the GFS long range at 180 hours. Don't give up hope yet.

Climo goes aginst it though and the other models have not picked up on anything.Long range can be horrid.
Miami NWS Disco

.UPDATE...
ISOLATED SHOWERS WERE STREAMING FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE
REGION THIS MORNING AHEAD OF A SHORTWAVE. THERE HAVE EVEN BEEN A
FEW LIGHTNING STRIKES JUST NORTH OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE. THE 12Z
SOUNDING SHOWED AN INVERSION JUST ABOVE 800MB...AND THIS SHOULD
PREVENT THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN THIRD OF THE REGION.
THE 12Z TBW SOUNDING WAS MORE UNSTABLE...AND THE LAPSE RATES IN
THE MID LEVELS WERE PRETTY STEEP. 500MB TEMPS WERE -13C ON THE MFL
SOUNDING AND -14C ON THE TBW SOUNDING. THE UPPER LEVEL JET WILL BE
LOCATED OVER CENTRAL FLORIDA...WITH UPPER LEVEL DIVERGENCE NEAR
THE LAKE. SO ADDED THUNDERSTORM WORDING TO THE LAKE REGION AND
THE GULF COAST FOR TODAY. THERE IS ALSO A LARGE AREA OF
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE EASTERN GULF ASSOCIATED WITH A SHORTWAVE.
HIGH RES MODELS INDICATE THAT THESE STORMS WILL FOLLOW THE LOOP
CURRENT TO THE SOUTHEAST...BUT A FEW COULD MAKE IT INTO THE
OFFSHORE GULF WATERS.

THE UPPER LEVEL JET WILL SLOWLY SLIDE SOUTH TONIGHT...WITH SOUTH
FLORIDA IN THE RIGHT ENTRANCE REGION. GLOBAL MODELS AND HIGH RES
MODELS INDICATE AN AREA OF CONVECTION MOVING FROM THE NORTH AND
NORTHWEST TONIGHT...AND ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA OVERNIGHT. BUMPED UP
POPS SIGNIFICANTLY TO ACCOUNT FOR THIS...TO 40 PERCENT ACROSS THE
REGION. ALSO INCLUDED SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AS WELL.
1010. pcola57




1011. Grothar
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
Miami NWS Disco

.UPDATE...
ISOLATED SHOWERS WERE STREAMING FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE
REGION THIS MORNING AHEAD OF A SHORTWAVE. THERE HAVE EVEN BEEN A
FEW LIGHTNING STRIKES JUST NORTH OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE. THE 12Z
SOUNDING SHOWED AN INVERSION JUST ABOVE 800MB...AND THIS SHOULD
PREVENT THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN THIRD OF THE REGION.
THE 12Z TBW SOUNDING WAS MORE UNSTABLE...AND THE LAPSE RATES IN
THE MID LEVELS WERE PRETTY STEEP. 500MB TEMPS WERE -13C ON THE MFL
SOUNDING AND -14C ON THE TBW SOUNDING. THE UPPER LEVEL JET WILL BE
LOCATED OVER CENTRAL FLORIDA...WITH UPPER LEVEL DIVERGENCE NEAR
THE LAKE. SO ADDED THUNDERSTORM WORDING TO THE LAKE REGION AND
THE GULF COAST FOR TODAY. THERE IS ALSO A LARGE AREA OF
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE EASTERN GULF ASSOCIATED WITH A SHORTWAVE.
HIGH RES MODELS INDICATE THAT THESE STORMS WILL FOLLOW THE LOOP
CURRENT TO THE SOUTHEAST...BUT A FEW COULD MAKE IT INTO THE
OFFSHORE GULF WATERS.

THE UPPER LEVEL JET WILL SLOWLY SLIDE SOUTH TONIGHT...WITH SOUTH
FLORIDA IN THE RIGHT ENTRANCE REGION. GLOBAL MODELS AND HIGH RES
MODELS INDICATE AN AREA OF CONVECTION MOVING FROM THE NORTH AND
NORTHWEST TONIGHT...AND ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA OVERNIGHT. BUMPED UP
POPS SIGNIFICANTLY TO ACCOUNT FOR THIS...TO 40 PERCENT ACROSS THE
REGION. ALSO INCLUDED SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AS WELL.


I honestly don't remember the last time it rained on the Southeast Coast. It is dry. Have you gotten any?
Quoting Grothar:


I honestly don't remember the last time it rained on the Southeast Coast. It is dry. Have you gotten any?


A few sprinkles now and then. Nothing heavy.
A week or more or so received 0.33" that kind of rain isn't gonna cut it here.
1014. VR46L
Quoting pcola57:






Pcola the next day or two might prove to be interesting for you . Stay safe.
1015. pcola57
1016. pcola57
Quoting VR46L:


Pcola the next day or two might prove to be interesting for you . Stay safe.


Thanks VR46L..
I will..
Just unpredictable with the moisture off the GOM and instability moving through the area today/ tomorrow..
Mom and I are prepared.. :)
1017. txjac
Quoting RitaEvac:
A week or more or so received 0.33" that kind of rain isn't gonna cut it here.


Friday might be our best chance ...just hope if we get some it's a soaker
Quoting txjac:


Friday might be our best chance ...just hope if we get some it's a soaker


30% means we aren't getting any, just my take
1020. VR46L
Quite a bit of weather about

1021. txjac
Quoting RitaEvac:


30% means we aren't getting any, just my take


I have a 40% in Houston
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
1034 AM EDT MON MAR 18 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
BOYD COUNTY IN KENTUCKY...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...CANNONSBURG...ASHLAND...
CARTER COUNTY IN KENTUCKY...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...OLIVE HILL...GRAYSON LAKE STATE
PARK...GRAYSON...CARTER CAVES STATE PARK...
GREENUP COUNTY IN KENTUCKY...
SOUTHWESTERN LAWRENCE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OHIO...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...IRONTON...COAL GROVE...

* UNTIL 130 PM EDT

* AT 1030 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WARNED AREA.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO PRINCESS...
NAPLES...OLDTOWN...LOAD...LETITIA...GREENBO LAKE...GESLING...
COALTON...GREENUP AND CATLETTSBURG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...HIGHWAYS AND UNDERPASSES. ADDITIONALLY...COUNTRY
ROADS AND FARMLANDS ALONG THE BANKS OF CREEKS...STREAMS AND OTHER LOW
LYING AREAS ARE SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

PLEASE REPORT HIGH WATER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING
TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.

YOU MAY ALSO REPORT HIGH WATER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE
CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...OR
BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX.

&&

LAT...LON 3834 8324 3842 8323 3859 8307 3873 8303
3876 8289 3858 8282 3862 8258 3849 8251
3841 8257 3842 8260 3824 8259 3827 8263
3825 8279 3817 8294 3820 8302 3818 8305
3826 8316 3819 8324 3821 8330 3832 8334

$$

21






Goodnight all. Stay warm, Stay safe.



Quoting txjac:


I have a 40% in Houston


Heat will kick in come May, better hope spring rains come soon. We are in a stagnant pattern right now and nothing is coming outta the sky, except sun, winds, and dewpoint and temperature swings which is drying us out day by day.
big NE mess. Let me look for my broom and dust pan

I'll have my updated map shortly
1026. pcola57
I don't like the way the drought forecast looks..
It's gonna be real tough for drought stricken areas from the last 2 yrs to get the healing rain they need..
Even a TC will only put a temporary dent in it..
Too much damage has been done..JMO..

Days of heat and summer is rapidly approaching and I see no improvement in the plains where the breadbasket is. Tough times ahead looks like.

America may go up in flames this year
Only bright side is the folks not in the drought, but there's more drought in the lower 48 then non drought
The drought farmers have been crying..
Quoting Grothar:


LOL. I'll try and get you 3-6 inches and see if I can get more to Washi. I don't think she will be happy with only an inch of snow.


Please see if you can arrange to send her all of ours- I am really getting tired of snow. We had 3 inches of heavy wet slop this am, and freezing rain coming this afternoon. Can someone in Florida get a guest room ready for me? And an invite???? :) Just kidding, I think spring will catch up in April. Probably with a literal bang, too, when the spring storms start up.
1032. pcola57
Quoting RitaEvac:
America may go up in flames this year


Rita,
I'm waiting for the statistics showing people starting to migrate away from these horrible drought areas and moving to better pastures and moving to more acceptable areas for agriculture and manufacturing..
Something on the scale of the dust bowl days..
This year mortality rates will reflect a sad number I'm afraid..
Droughts like this have and will bring down civilizations..
1033. Grothar
Quoting goosegirl1:


Please see if you can arrange to send her all of ours- I am really getting tired of snow. We had 3 inches of heavy wet slop this am, and freezing rain coming this afternoon. Can someone in Florida get a guest room ready for me? And an invite???? :) Just kidding, I think spring will catch up in April. Probably with a literal bang, too, when the spring storms start up.


Ah, Florida is not that great. After a while you get tired of the soft balmy breezes blowing through palms, sandy beaches with warm ocean water washing over you, the warm sun on your skin and everything green all the time. The balmy nights and the fragrance of magnolia and orange blossoms whisping through the air.
1035. Grothar
Quoting RitaEvac:
Days of heat and summer is rapidly approaching and I see no improvement in the plains where the breadbasket is. Tough times ahead looks like.



These drought maps don't look like they are getting any better.
Quoting WxGeekVA:


Trace.



Lol no winter is over, we do not get snow after around this date... Climatology tells me that that fantasy storm has a near 0% chance of verifying anything close to that.

Climatology also says a hurricane season sees 11 named storms.
Quoting Grothar:


These drought maps don't look like they are getting any better.


Slight improvement maybe?
storms in NW AL


then HRRR has a nice supercell




Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Climatology also says a hurricane season sees 11 named storms.


+1 adds to 12....

12.1 is the average... cough
1040. hydrus
1041. hydrus
Quoting Grothar:


Ah, Florida is not that great. After a while you get tired of the soft balmy breezes blowing through palms, sandy beaches with warm ocean water washing over you, the warm sun on your skin and the everything green all the time. The balmy nights and the fragrance of magnolia and orange blossoms whisping through the air.
You are making me home sick...Greetings sensei.
1042. Grothar
Quoting hydrus:
You are making me home sick...Greetings sensei.


Hurry back. Florida hasn't been the same since you left.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1021 AM CDT MON MAR 18 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
LEE COUNTY IN EASTERN ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 1045 AM CDT

* AT 1021 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTH OF MORO...OR 12 MILES NORTHWEST OF MARVELL...
AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO MARIANNA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

.STAY TUNED TO THIS BROADCAST FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AND INFORMATION.
TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER ONLY...CALL 1 800 4 3 2 0 8 7 5.

&&

LAT...LON 3488 9060 3470 9055 3468 9059 3466 9059
3466 9061 3464 9077 3464 9104 3465 9106
3473 9106 3473 9110 3477 9111
TIME...MOT...LOC 1521Z 258DEG 44KT 3471 9095

$$






1045. pcola57
Quoting Raptor112305:
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1021 AM CDT MON MAR 18 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
LEE COUNTY IN EASTERN ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 1045 AM CDT

* AT 1021 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED 7 MILES SOUTH OF MORO...OR 12 MILES NORTHWEST OF MARVELL...
AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO MARIANNA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

.STAY TUNED TO THIS BROADCAST FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AND INFORMATION.
TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER ONLY...CALL 1 800 4 3 2 0 8 7 5.

&&

LAT...LON 3488 9060 3470 9055 3468 9059 3466 9059
3466 9061 3464 9077 3464 9104 3465 9106
3473 9106 3473 9110 3477 9111
TIME...MOT...LOC 1521Z 258DEG 44KT 3471 9095

$$









Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


+1 adds to 12....

12.1 is the average... cough

The point is that climatology should not be used to forecast events.
Thunderstorms rolling in off the gulf, Headed for my area (West Central FL).
radar indicated hail with a few of these.

JeffMasters has created a new entry.
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
1127 AM EDT MON MAR 18 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON KY HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
BATH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
NORTHERN MENIFEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
ROWAN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY...
SOUTHERN FLEMING COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL KENTUCKY...

* UNTIL 330 PM EDT

* AT 1124 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE
AREA. RADAR ESTIMATES AND LOCAL RAIN GAGES HAVE SHOWN THAT UP
TO AN INCH AND A HALF OF RAIN HAD FALLEN SINCE 8:30 AM. UP TO
AN ADDITIONAL INCH OF RAIN WILL FALL ACROSS THE AREA BETWEEN
11:30 AM AND 2:30 PM.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
FRENCHBURG...MOREHEAD...MOUNT STERLING...OWINGSVILLE...BANGOR...
BEAN...BETHEL...BIG WOODS...BLUESTONE...BOURBON FURNACE...BRANDY...
CAMARGO...CEDAR GROVES...CHRISTY...CLAY LICK...CLEARFIELD...
COGSWELL...COONS STATION...CORNWELL...CRAIGS...CRANEY...CRANSTON...
CRIX...CROOKS...DAN...ELLIOTTVILLE...EWINGTON...FA NNIN VALLEY...
FARLEY AND FARMERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY.
RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY
AUTOMOBILE.

&&

LAT...LON 3839 8345 3838 8340 3832 8333 3823 8330
3819 8324 3819 8325 3818 8326 3817 8320
3813 8322 3809 8334 3804 8340 3804 8344
3796 8344 3790 8381 3793 8397 3811 8408
3832 8384 3841 8348

$$

GEOGERIAN






1050. hydrus
Quoting Grothar:


Hurry back. Florida hasn't been the same since you left.
Every time I go back it looks completely different. Will never be the place it was when I was growing up. There are certain spots that have been spared Florida,s rapid growth. The population was around 6 million when I was born, around 19 million as of 2010..