Brazilian tropical/subtropical storm deserves a name; tornadoes rip Arkansas

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 11. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:09 (GMT)

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The unnamed South Atlantic tropical/subtropical cyclone (90Q) off the coast of Brazil continues to spin slowly out to sea, and is not a threat to any land areas. The storm, just the 7th tropical or subtropical cyclone on record in the South Atlantic, has a well-defined surface circulation, top wind speeds near minimum tropical storm force (40 mph), a surface pressure near 1004 mb, and a modest amount of heavy thunderstorm activity on its south side. Strong upper-level winds from the northeast are creating about 20 knots of wind shear over the storm, keeping the northeast side of the circulation exposed to view. Sea surface temperatures are about 25.5°C, which is about 1°C below what is typically needed to support a tropical storm. The storm is headed southeastward out to sea at about 10 mph, and will lose its tropical characteristics and get absorbed by a frontal system by Saturday.


Figure 1. Morning visible satellite image of the Brazilian unnamed tropical/subtropical storm.

When the storm formed two days ago, it began as a cold-cored system aloft, with a warm core at the surface, making it a hybrid subtropical storm. Yesterday, the entire core of the storm warmed enough for it to be worthy of consideration for tropical storm status. Tropical and subtropical storms are so rare in the South Atlantic that there is no official naming of depressions or storms done. The cyclone had top winds of at least 35 mph this morning at 7am EST as seen on an ASCAT pass, and satellite estimates of the storm's intensity have held steady at 40 mph (minimum subtropical storms strength) for the past 12 hours. ASCAT winds tend to be biased a little low at this speed range, so 40 mph--minimum tropical storm strength--is probably the best estimate of the winds. Phase space diagrams from Florida State University are showing that the storm has grown less tropical (warm-cored) in nature over the past 12 hours. When compared to similar systems that have developed in the North Atlantic that have been named, I definitely think today's storm deserves a name. The World Meteorological Organization should act to come up with a list of names for the South Atlantic, since these storms have the potential to cause considerable death and destruction along the South American coast, and deserve to receive the extra attention naming would provide.

South Atlantic tropical storm history
Brazil has had only one landfalling tropical cyclone in its history, Cyclone Catarina of March 2004. Catarina is one of only six known tropical or subtropical cyclones to form in the South Atlantic, and the only one to reach hurricane strength. Today's storm is probably the fourth strongest tropical/subtropical storm on record in the South Atlantic, behind Hurricane Catarina and an unnamed February 2006 storm that may have attained wind speeds of 65 mph, and a subtropical storm that brought heavy flooding to the coast of Uruguay in January 2009.. Tropical cyclones rarely form in the South Atlantic Ocean, due to strong upper-level wind shear, cool water temperatures, and the lack of an initial disturbance to get things spinning (no African waves or Intertropical Convergence Zone exist in the proper locations in the South Atlantic to help spawn tropical storms). Today's storm is located close to where Catarina formed.

Climate change and South Atlantic storms
It is uncertain whether climate change may cause an increase in South Atlantic tropical storms in the future. While today's storm formed over waters that were about 1°C above average in temperature, Catarina in 2004 formed over waters that were 0.5°C cooler than average. Sea surface temperature is not the main limiting factor inhibiting these storms, wind shear is. How climate change might change wind shear over South America has not been well-studied.

Tornadoes rip Arkansas, Louisiana
It's March, and that means we can expect severe weather. Last night, one tornado was reported in Louisiana and four in Arkansas, in association with a powerful low pressure system tracking slowly across the nation's midsection. The most damaging tornado hit Cleburne, Arkansas, destroying several houses and blowing down trees and power lines. Three serious injuries were reported. The storms also dropped baseball-sized hail near Plain Dealing and Texarkana, Arkansas. The severe weather has pushed east, and NOAA's Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a "slight" chance of severe weather over Florida today, plus portions of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

Links to follow:
Interactive tornado map
Severe weather page


Figure 2. Severe weather forecast for today from the NOAA Storm Prediction Center.

Jeff Masters

Tornado, Saline County, AR (waltdsgirl)
Tornado, Saline County, AR

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485. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
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484. IKE
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:40 (GMT)
Quoting Rotty3:


It depends where you live. Some areas got slammed - Franklin County was hammered with around 5 inches, to the west of town there were areas that got 3 inches, to the east, some only got 1/2 or less of an inch. Wakulla and Jefferson in some areas were also slammed. North of FL-20 the area got less water, but south of it, some people were just inundated.

In other words, just because you get a small amount of rain does not mean the area isn't getting hammered. Don't blame the weather guys for you not getting wet. Me.. I've got 3 inches. Can I send that your way instead?


I know this isn't an exact science, but they blew it for the inland panhandle area.

Yes...I'm well aware other parts of Florida got several inches.

Mobile,AL...got .49 from Wed. to today.
Pensacola... 1.81.
Milton...... 1.92.
Crestview... 1.08.
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483. nrtiwlnvragn
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:29 (GMT)
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482. stillwaiting
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:27 (GMT)
in all likelyhood a severe t-storm watch will be posted for south central and south FL...
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481. jeffs713
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:26 (GMT)
Quoting atmoaggie:
Tallahassee area river flood monitoring shows minor flooding in a few places. Any more rain than you guys had, and it would have been worse...possibly to the extent of water on a lot of roads and/or in structures. But, that would have required a solid few more inches than y'all got.

But, this *is* the reason for the flood warnings.

Here: Link

I out soil is still fairly well saturated over here, in SE LA, even though we haven't had much rain in about a month. Will not dry out until it gets hot (well, it is SE LA, some places will never dry out)


LOL @ the last part.

The dry air regime setting up over the next week will help some, since dewpoints will stay fairly low, helping evaporation. Here in Houston, it is supposed to stay dry through the middle/end of next week. Soil moisture here isn't as high as it is in your area, but it is still above normal for this time of year.
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480. Rotty3
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:25 (GMT)
Quoting IKE:
The NWS in Tallahassee really botched my forecast, having us under a flash flood watch since Wednesday night.

Total precip received.....

Wed..... .22.
Thurs... .61.


NWS in Tallahassee finally woke up from their purple haze....

" Flood Watch / Flood Statement

Statement as of 5:34 AM CST on March 12, 2010

... Flood Watch is cancelled...



It depends where you live. Some areas got slammed - Franklin County was hammered with around 5 inches, to the west of town there were areas that got 3 inches, to the east, some only got 1/2 or less of an inch. Wakulla and Jefferson in some areas were also slammed. North of FL-20 the area got less water, but south of it, some people were just inundated.

In other words, just because you get a small amount of rain does not mean the area isn't getting hammered. Don't blame the weather guys for you not getting wet. Me.. I've got 3 inches. Can I send that your way instead?
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479. jeffs713
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:23 (GMT)
Quoting stillwaiting:
heavy rains for about 15minutes picked up about .5 inches however the SW wind was brief winds now back from the NE,strangest thing is I haven't had any winds over 15mph in the last hr....severe t-storm warning for this storm more than likely no longer neccesary,IMO

Looks like the main part of the cell missed you to the south. You got the rain, but not the winds. (if you look at the radar, while the storm is moving east, the cell itself is propagating SE)
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478. atmoaggie
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:21 (GMT)
Tallahassee area river flood monitoring shows minor flooding in a few places. Any more rain than you guys had, and it would have been worse...possibly to the extent of water on a lot of roads and/or in structures. But, that would have required a solid few more inches than y'all got.

But, this *is* the reason for the flood warnings.

Here: Link

Our soil is still fairly well saturated over here, in SE LA, even though we haven't had much rain in about a month. Will not dry out until it gets hot (well, it is SE LA, some places will never dry out)
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477. stillwaiting
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:18 (GMT)
heavy rains for about 15minutes picked up about .5 inches however the SW wind was brief winds now back from the NE,strangest thing is I haven't had any winds over 15mph in the last hr....severe t-storm warning for this storm more than likely no longer neccesary,IMO
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476. TampaSpin
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:15 (GMT)
As the SuperCell near Sarasota comes ashore and hits the friction of the land.....Rotation could then start......we need to watch for this to happen.
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475. TampaSpin
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:10 (GMT)
Quoting stillwaiting:
Im about to be affected here on siesta key in sarasota...winds blowning from oppposite directions!!!NE to SW


Those are some great ingredients for you know what!!!!!
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474. stillwaiting
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:08 (GMT)
Im about to be affected here on siesta key in sarasota...winds blowning from oppposite directions!!!NE to SW
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473. Patrap
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:06 (GMT)
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472. mikatnight
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:06 (GMT)
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471. TampaSpin
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:06 (GMT)
Nothing appears on Radar in Sarasota so they will have big time straight line winds it appears....

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470. Patrap
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:05 (GMT)
College of DuPage Meteorology
Severe Weather and Flash Flood Warnings
Note: This page will reload every 2 minutes. Warnings are listed with the most recent first.
NEW!! Click on the station ID to bring up list of recent severe weather statements





050
WUUS52 KTBW 121502
SVRTBW
FLC081-115-121530-
/O.NEW.KTBW.SV.W.0018.100312T1502Z-100312T1530Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
1002 AM EST FRI MAR 12 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
WESTERN MANATEE COUNTY IN FLORIDA.
NORTHWESTERN SARASOTA COUNTY IN FLORIDA.

* UNTIL 1030 AM EST

* AT 952 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR SARASOTA...AND MOVING EAST
AT 40 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
SARASOTA.
DESOTO LAKES.
BAYSHORE GARDENS.

LAT...LON 2747 8268 2750 8248 2723 8231 2721 8252
2743 8265 2734 8256 2741 8258 2744 8264
2743 8266
TIME...MOT...LOC 1501Z 264DEG 35KT 2737 8245
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469. stillwaiting
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:03 (GMT)
severe thunderstorm warning sarasota county fl!!
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468. Patrap
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:03 (GMT)
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467. jeffs713
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:02 (GMT)
Quoting StormChaser81:


Don't trust the weather Channel... They'll make a cloud seem dangerous.

especially if that cloud could possibly be related to one of their weather movies.
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466. TampaSpin
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:02 (GMT)
Sarasota is about to get hammered....A tornaodo warning i'm sure will be coming.



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465. Patrap
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 15:01 (GMT)
THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER
CAMP SPRINGS, MD
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION


SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD
400 AM EST FRI MAR 12 2010

VALID 12Z FRI MAR 12 2010 - 12Z SUN MAR 14 2010

A HIGHLY AMPLIFIED UPPER PATTERN WILL BE IN CONTROL OF THE WEATHER
ACROSS THE U.S. TO CONCLUDE THE WORK WEEK AND ENTERING THE
WEEKEND. A PAIR OF STRONG UPPER SYSTEMS WILL BE FEATURED ACROSS
THE WESTERN AND EASTERN U.S...RESPECTIVELY. IN BETWEEN THESE TWO
ACTIVE FEATURES WILL BE RELATIVELY TRANQUIL CONDITIONS AS A LARGE
UPPER RIDGE STAYS IN CONTROL ACROSS THE CENTRAL U.S.

ACROSS THE EASTERN U.S...AN EXPANSIVE UPPER LOW CURRENTLY SITUATED
OVER THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WILL CONTINUE SWIRLING
COUNTERCLOCKWISE AS IT PROCEEDS TOWARD THE SOUTH AND EAST. AS THIS
OCCURS...A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES WILL SPIN UP WITHIN THE LARGE
VORTEX WHICH WILL ALLOW THE DEVELOP OF SURFACE LOWS BRINGING
UNSETTLED WEATHER TO MUCH OF THE EASTERN THIRD OF THE U.S. IN
PARTICULAR...ONE AREA EXPECTED TO RECEIVE A BRUNT OF THE
PRECIPITATION WILL BE OVER THE MID-ATLANTIC WHERE WIDESPREAD FLOOD
WATCHES ARE ALREADY UNDER EFFECT. THE COMBINATION OF THE HEAVY
RAINFALL FORECAST COMBINED WITH SOME LOCATIONS EXPECTING
PRECIPITOUS SNOW MELT HAVE BROUGHT THIS POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING.
FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE THREAT FOR FLOODING...PLEASE
READ THE HPC EXCESSIVE RAINFALL FORECAST AT
WWW.HPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/DISCUSSIONS/QPFERD.HTML. BESIDES THE
RAINFALL ASPECT OF THIS WEATHER SYSTEM...SCATTERED SNOW AND
FREEZING RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED ON THE BACKSIDE WHICH COVERS
PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND UP INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS. BY
FRIDAY NIGHT...THIS PARTICULAR THREAT SHOULD COME TO AN END AS THE
UPPER LOW MOVES OFF TO THE EAST TOWARD THE TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY.

THE OTHER MAJOR WEATHER SYSTEM IS A STRONG UPPER TROUGH WHICH WILL
DRIVE THROUGH THE CENTRAL GREAT BASIN AND EVENTUALLY INTO FOUR
CORNERS REGION. AS IS TYPICAL WITH THESE PACIFIC SYSTEMS...THE
HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED ALONG COASTAL LOCATIONS WHERE
THE BEST ONSHORE FLOW WILL RESIDE...AND THE LOCAL MOUNTAIN RANGES
WHERE TOPOGRAPHY WILL AUGMENT RAIN/SNOW AMOUNTS. AS THE SYSTEM
PUSHES EASTWARD ACROSS THE ELEVATED TERRAIN...MUCH OF THE
PRECIPITATION WILL FALL AS SNOW AS THE UPPER LOW WILL PRODUCE THE
NECESSARY COOLING ALOFT. BACK ALONG THE WEST COAST...CONDITIONS
SHOULD IMPROVE BY LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AS AN UPPER RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS ACROSS THE EASTERN PACIFIC WATERS.


RUBIN-OSTER
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464. Patrap
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:59 (GMT)
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463. stillwaiting
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:55 (GMT)
A tornado watch may be needed for south/central FL as a strong line of wx w/be coming ashore from TPA area southward already mini-bow echos forming winds 40-60mph likely!!
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462. ElConando
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:55 (GMT)
Quoting TampaSpin:





The CAPE Values for Miami and South Florida are rather high.....this could get really bad this afternoon. REALLY BAD from Fort Myers South in my Opinion!



hope not!
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461. TampaSpin
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:53 (GMT)





The CAPE Values for Miami and South Florida are rather high.....this could get really bad this afternoon. REALLY BAD from Fort Myers South in my Opinion!

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460. StormChaser81
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:52 (GMT)
Quoting leelee75k:
:) Thank you twice StormW

special weather statement on wc says storms coming in already contains some rotation, but on radar that line looks to be falling apart. Will be glad it just rains and nothing severe forms.


Don't trust the weather Channel... They'll make a cloud seem dangerous.
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459. leelee75k
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:50 (GMT)
:) Thank you twice StormW

special weather statement on wc says storms coming in already contains some rotation, but on radar that line looks to be falling apart. Will be glad it just rains and nothing severe forms.
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458. ElConando
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:49 (GMT)
Had some rain here earlier but I see we won't get much till around noon and later.
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457. StormChaser81
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:49 (GMT)
Flooding Rains are coming ashore. Rain fall rates of .5 inch to 1 inch per hour and up.

Looks like we wont see a lot of severe weather today except maybe in the afternoon when day time heating will come into play.

But regardless this is turning into a serious rain event for central Florida.



Also the moisture feed from the pacific is coming to a end over the Mexico area.


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455. leelee75k
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:42 (GMT)
oops nevermind, weather channel has a special weather statement that the potential exists, I answered my own question, back to lurkdom :)
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454. leelee75k
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:40 (GMT)
long time lurker, occassional poster stopping in to say hi and that I'm loving the rain today, but what are the chances of severe weather/tornado for Broward and South today?
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453. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:38 (GMT)
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #8
TROPICAL CYCLONE TOMAS (14F)
0:00 AM FST March 13 2010
======================================

For Wallis and Futuna
======================
A GALE WARNING IS NOW IN FORCE FOR WALLIS AND FUTUNA.

For Fiji and Rotuma
====================
A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT IS IN FORCE FOR THE WHOLE FIJI GROUP.

At 12:00 PM UTC, Tropical Cyclone Tomas (985 hPa) located at 11.6S 177.6W has 10 minute sustained winds of 50 knots. Position POOR based on hourly GMS/GOES enhanced infrared radar imagery with animation. The cyclone is reported as moving southwest at 8 knots.

Storm Force Winds
=================
50 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
================
150 NM from the center

Organization steadily improving. Primary bands consolidation and wrapping tightly around low level circulation center. The system lies over a weakly sheared and diffluent environment. Outflow good to east and north, developing elsewhere. Sea surface temperature is 30C. System steered west southwest by northwest deep layer mean flow.

Dvorak analysis based on 0.9 wrap on LOG10 spiral yielding DT 3.5

Dvorak Intensity: T3.5/3.5/D1.0/24HRS

Global models agree on west southwest track and intensification.

Forecast and Intensity
========================
12 HRS: 12.4S 178.3W - 50 knots (CAT 2)
24 HRS: 13.2S 178.0W - 60 knots (CAT 2)
48 HRS: 15.1S 179.9W - 75 knots (CAT 3)

The Next Tropical Disturbance Advisory On TC TOMAS Will Be Issued At Around 20:30 PM UTC...
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451. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:29 (GMT)
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #4
TROPICAL CYCLONE ULUI (13F)
0:00 AM FST March 13 2010
======================================

At 12:00 PM UTC, Tropical Cyclone Ului (995 hPa) located at 14.4S 164.4E has 10 minute sustained winds of 35 knots. Position POOR based on hourly GMS enhanced infrared radar imagery with animation. The cyclone is reported as west-northwest at 10 knots.

Gale Force Winds
================
120 NM from the center

Deep convection erupted over and overshadowed low level circulation center. System lies in a moderately sheared environment. Outflow good to east, north, and south; developing elsewhere. Sea surface temperature is around 30C. Cyclone steered west northwest by east to southeast deep layer mean flow.

Dvorak analysis based on 0.6 wrap on LOG10 spiral yielding DT 3.0

Dvorak Intensity: T3.0/3.0/D1.0/24HRS

Global models agree on a west-northwest track with intensification.

Forecast and Intensity
========================
12 HRS: 13.8S 162.9E - 40 knots (CAT 1)
24 HRS: 13.4S 161.5E - 45 knots (CAT 1)
48 HRS: 13.1S 158.9E - 60 knots (CAT 2)

The Next Tropical Disturbance Advisory On TC ULUI Will Be Issued At Around 21:00 PM UTC...
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450. FSUCOOPman
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:28 (GMT)
Quoting IKE:
The NWS in Tallahassee really botched my forecast, having us under a flash flood watch since Wednesday night.

Total precip received.....

Wed..... .22.
Thurs... .61.


NWS in Tallahassee finally woke up from their purple haze....

" Flood Watch / Flood Statement

Statement as of 5:34 AM CST on March 12, 2010

... Flood Watch is cancelled...

The Flood Watch for a portion of northwest Florida has been
cancelled. Rainfall amounts forecast for today are no longer
expected to be sufficient enough to cause additional flooding
concerns."........


DUH!


I live in Tallahassee...Had to back out through 2 feet of water yesterday and I know of 2 people that lost their cars on flooded roads. It was a mess yesterday morning.
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449. TampaSpin
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:23 (GMT)
Quoting IKE:


I'm not complaining at all. I'm happy. But their doing this for a living and botched it big-time.

I love my rain gauge. Write down my totals daily:)

Looks like they screwed up your totals too...so far.


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448. CyclonicVoyage
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:22 (GMT)
Nasty MCS moving in from the gulf. It's going to be a wild ride for CENTRL & SFL this afternoon.

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447. severstorm
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:20 (GMT)
Hey jeff9641, I,m right with you on the rain 3.31 yesterday and so far today 1.21
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444. ecflawthr
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:13 (GMT)
Quoting Grothar:
Here is the link on the east cost storm. One correction; they said it would be 60 inches of snow if it were cold enough, but the rain amounts are correct.

Link



Henry Marguisity from Accuweather has been talking about the flood potential in the N.E. for a few days now.
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443. Orcasystems
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:07 (GMT)


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Humor in Comments
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442. GTcooliebai
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:03 (GMT)
Quoting pottery:
Protracted heatwave and no rain continues at 11n 61w. Trinidad.
The Oil Refinery at Point-a-Pierre (a big one) is trucking water from other sources as their resevoirs are very low. There is talk of sending oil-tankers up the Orinoco to fill up and ship water to the refinery. This was done once before.
Water is becoming a very expensive commodity.
95F yesterday again.
Showers are forecast for Sunday night.
I will be very pleasantly surprised............
If it's that hot there imagine what them guyanese are going through whoever got rice field I feel sorry for them it's probably dried up with no rain in sight and I even hear that the Veneuzalean gov't had to stop all shipment of rice because it contain weevil!
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441. mikatnight
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 14:03 (GMT)
Quoting Grothar:
mikatnight, getting heavy rain today, I see!


Hi Grothar! Yeah, pouring right now - means no work for me today. Of course, there's still plenty of items on the honey-do list...

How's everyone been? Haven't been on the blog in forever. Just noticed the weather satellite story this morning. Don't know if there's already been discussion on it. Wouldn't be surprised if the Doc mentioned it today (hence my post).

"I was gone for all those days,
but I, was not all alone -
I made friends with a lot of people
in the danger zone."
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440. Grothar
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 13:58 (GMT)
Here is the link on the east cost storm. One correction; they said it would be 60 inches of snow if it were cold enough, but the rain amounts are correct.

Link
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439. Grothar
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 13:52 (GMT)
The weather reports on the New York stations are reporting a major storm along the east coast today and tomorrow with rain amounts in excess of 10 inches with winds over 50 mph along the coast with up to 60 inches of snow in some interior areas, yet not much was mentioned on the WC or other stations. I have been looking at the maps and I don't see what they are talking about. Anyone have any data as to where they are getting their info. It was even on MSNBC.
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438. Grothar
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 13:48 (GMT)
mikatnight, getting heavy rain today, I see!
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437. WxLogic
12. maaliskuuta 2010 klo 13:30 (GMT)
Good Morning...
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