Dangerous Flooding in AL/FLApril 30th, 2014 at 12:49 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Serious flash flooding is occurring in parts of S. Alabama and NW Florida (up to 18″ of rain in 22 hours!!). The weather radar at Mobile (see pic. from WPMI) was hit by lightning twice on Tuesday and is out of service as I write this. There has been one fatality (vehicle drowning). 3/4″ hail pelted Pensacola. As of 5 pm, Mobile had 6.58″ and Pensacola had 3.07″. From Cort: Pensacola Airport reported 5.63 inches of rain in 1 hour, as of 9:53 pm CDT. Then they stopped transmitting. They probably lost power or got flooded. There’s a home weather station NW of Pensacola that is reporting 15.5 inches of rain. 14.9″ of rain. 12.3″ of rain. Downtown Mobile had 9.02″ of rain on Tuesday. Interstate 10 is closed from the state line to mile marker 5 in Escambia County. Here’s flooding at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Mobile. Here’s NW Florida radar. Burger King flooded. Downtown Mobile flood. Rain gauge approaching 11″. Here’s 12.07″ of rain. Water over docks on Perdido Key. Giant sinkhole swallows F-250. Roof collapse. The Fish River at Silverhill expected to go to 8.4 feet over flood stage! Cars submerged in Pensacola. Storm Total Rainfall. Satellite loop – huge system over the eastern U.S. – maga-complex over NW Florida. Over 9,000 lightning strikes in 15 minutes…tough to sleep. More submerged cars in Pensacola. Pensacola Blvd. 18,823 lightning flashes in 30 minutes! +50,000-foot tops on the storms. Large sections of Pensacola are under water. Entire neighborhoods flooded. The mall’s flooding out. Pensacola: 3.39″ of rain in 27 minutes fell in Pensacola, FL. 5.68″ in 1 hr. 7.18″ in 3 hrs. Look at this: Water (waves!) on the I-10 bridge over Pensacola Bay. A whopper of a flood. Cars ruined – flooding at a dealership in Pensacola. Goodwill store flooded. Mobile flooding getting worse. Large sections of Pensacola now under water.