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Tropical Storm Cindy
June 2017

 

 

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Summary of all Local Storm Reports (LSRs) across the area during Tropical Storm Cindy.

 


Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall west of our area, but significant impacts were felt across the region. The majority of this document will focus on the impacts from flooding (including coastal flooding) across southeast Mississippi, southwest Alabama and northwest Florida. Below are some of the regional impacts...
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RAINFALL

 

 


 


WIND

Impacts from the wind were fairly minimal across the region, but there were some scattered power outages and trees down. The strongest winds occurred along the immediate coastline where the onshore flow produced the highest wind gusts. The highest wind gust observed during Cindy was 52mph at the Middle Bay Lighthouse (Mobile Bay) around 214pm on the 21st of June. Elsewhere, along the Alabama and western Florida panhandle coastline, peak wind gusts of 40-50mph were common. The highest observed wind gusts started the morning of the 21st at coastal and marine sites (Buoy 42012, Dauphin Island, Okaloosa Pier, and Destin) and lasted through the early afternoon hours on the 22nd at sites further inland (Crestview, Evergreen, and Andalusia). Some of the higher wind gusts reported across the area are as follows:

Location Wind Gust (mph)
LAND SITES
KNPA - Pensacola NAS 47
KMOB - Mobile Regional Airport 44
XBUC - Buccaneer Yacht Club - WF 44
XGLF - Gulf Shores - WF 44
KPNS - Pensacola Regional Airport 41
KBFM - Brookley Field 40
KJKA - Gulf Shores 38
KDTS - Destin 37
KGZH - Evergreen 36
KCQF - Fairhope 35
KCEW - Crestview 31
K79J - Andalusia 27
MARINE SITES
MBLA1 - Middle Bay Lighthouse 52
XFPL - Pensacola Bay - WF 48
XFWB - Ft Walton Beach - WF 46
KATA1 - Katrina Cut 45
CRTA1 45
XOFP - Okaloosa Pier - WF 45
Buoy 42012 - 12S Orange Beach 45
XMLP - Perdido Bay - WF 44
DPIA1 - Dauphin Island 43

WF stands for a WeatherFlow site
 


STORM SURGE & COASTAL FLOODING

 

 


TORNADO

Cindy spawned at least five tornadoes across the area. Four of the five tornadoes were brief and rated EF0, while one tornado was rated EF1. The EF1 tornado in Covington County, AL produced significant tree damage in spots across its 5 mile track. Minor siding and roof damage was observed along the path of this tornado near Onycha, AL in Covington County.

The remaining four EF0 tornadoes occurred in Okaloosa County, FL; Escambia County, AL; Baldwin County, AL; and Clarke County, AL. The tornadoes near Parker Springs, AL (in the Conecuh National Forest) in Escambia County and near Whatley, AL in Clarke County mainly produced tree damage. The tornado near Fort Walton Beach in Okaloosa County produced minor damage to a few structures, as well as power line and tree damage. The last EF0 tornado near Summerdale, AL in Baldwin County was observed on video via a storm spotter. This tornado moved across an open field just west of the Beach Express Rd and there was no reported damage.


 


Post Tropical Cyclone Report

POST TROPICAL CYCLONE REPORT...TROPICAL STORM CINDY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
349 PM CDT MON JUL 10 2017

NOTE: THE DATA SHOWN HERE ARE PRELIMINARY....AND SUBJECT TO UPDATES
AND CORRECTIONS AS APPROPRIATE.

THIS REPORT INCLUDES EVENTS OCCURRING WHEN WATCHES AND/OR WARNINGS
WERE IN EFFECT...OR WHEN SIGNIFICANT FLOODING ASSOCIATED WITH CINDY
OR ITS REMNANTS WAS AFFECTING THE AREA.

COUNTIES INCLUDED...BALDWIN...BUTLER...CHOCTAW...CLARKE...CONECUH...
COVINGTON...CRENSHAW...ESCAMBIA AL...ESCAMBIA FL...GEORGE...
GREENE...MOBILE...MONROE...OKALOOSA...PERRY...SANTA ROSA...STONE...
WASHINGTON...WAYNE...WILCOX

A. LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE/MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS AND PEAK GUSTS
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METAR OBSERVATIONS...
NOTE: ANEMOMETER HEIGHT IS 10 METERS AND WIND AVERAGING IS 2 MINUTES
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LOCATION  ID    MIN    DATE/     MAX      DATE/     PEAK    DATE/
LAT  LON        PRES   TIME      SUST     TIME      GUST    TIME
DEG DECIMAL     (MB)   (UTC)     (KT)     (UTC)     (KT)    (UTC)
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KMOB-MOBILE REGIONAL                                                
30.67 -88.24   1009.7 21/2156   200/027  22/1600   200/038 22/1559  

KBFM-MOBILE BROOKLEY                                                
30.64 -88.07   1010.1 21/2153   140/028  22/0006   140/035 22/0005  

KJKA-GULF SHORES                                                    
30.29 -87.67                  I 120/021  21/2235   140/033 21/2315  

KCQF-FAIRHOPE                                                       
30.46 -87.88                  I 160/024  22/1735   180/030 22/1755  

KPNS-PENSACOLA REGIONAL                                             
30.47 -87.20   1010.9 21/0953   160/026  21/2355   160/036 22/0008  

KNPA-PENSACOLA NAS                                                  
30.36 -87.32   1010.6 21/0856   160/028  21/2330   160/041 21/2330  

KDTS-DESTIN                                                         
30.40 -86.47   1011.1 21/0853   130/022  21/1410   130/032 21/1416  

KCEW-CRESTVIEW                                                      
30.79 -86.52   1012.1 21/0953   190/017  22/1715   190/027 22/1715  

K79J-ANDALUSIA                                                      
31.32 -86.41   1012.7 22/0856   070/013  21/0856   170/023 22/1720  

KGZH-EVERGREEN                                                      
31.41 -87.04   1012.4 22/0953   170/018  22/1953   210/031 22/1753  

REMARKS: 


NON-METAR OBSERVATIONS... 
NOTE: ANEMOMETER HEIGHT IN METERS AND WIND AVERAGING PERIOD IN
MINUTES INDICATED UNDER MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND IF KNOWN
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LOCATION  ID    MIN    DATE/     MAX      DATE/     PEAK    DATE/
LAT  LON        PRES   TIME      SUST     TIME      GUST    TIME
DEG DECIMAL     (MB)   (UTC)     (KT)     (UTC)     (KT)    (UTC)
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XBUC-WEATHERFLOW BUCCANEER YC                                      
30.58 -88.07   1008.1 21/2217   120/027  22/0007 I 180/038 22/1642  
                                 10/  

XGLF-WEATHERFLOW GULF SHORES                                       
30.36 -87.65   1007.6 21/2225   160/023  22/1610   170/038 22/0655  
                                 10/  

REMARKS: 


B. MARINE OBSERVATIONS...
NOTE: ANEMOMETER HEIGHT IN METERS AND WIND AVERAGING PERIOD IN
MINUTES INDICATED UNDER MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND IF KNOWN
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LOCATION  ID    MIN    DATE/     MAX      DATE/     PEAK    DATE/
LAT  LON        PRES   TIME      SUST     TIME      GUST    TIME
DEG DECIMAL     (MB)   (UTC)     (KT)     (UTC)     (KT)    (UTC)
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MBLA1-MIDDLE BAY LIGHTHOUSE                                         
30.43  -88.01  1008.1 21/2212   140/035  22/0000   130/045 21/2214  
                                   14/

DPIA1-DAUPHIN ISLAND                                                
30.25  -88.08  1008.5 21/0900   060/031  21/0400   060/037 21/0400  
                                   13.5/

KATA1-KATRINA CUT                                                   
30.25  -88.21  1007.5 21/2214   070/034  21/0300   210/039 22/1643  
                                   15.7/

CRTA1                                                               
30.30  -88.14  1009.4 21/0645   150/028  21/2200   140/034 21/2153  
                                   12

XMLP-WEATHERFLOW PERDIDO BAY                                        
30.27  -87.56  1009.0 21/0807   030/023  21/0037   140/038 22/1517  
                                   05/

XFPL-WEATHERFLOW PENSACOLA BAY                                      
30.36  -87.21  1010.1 21-0732   080/031  21/2342   070/042 21/2337  
                                   05/

XOFP-OKALOOSA PIER                                                  
30.39  -86.59  1009.8 21/0825   120/030  21/1210   160/039 22/0800  
                                   14/

XFWB-WEATHERFLOW FT WALTON BEACH                                    
30.40  -86.56                 I 070/028  21/1120   150/040 22/0810  
                                   07/

BUOY 42012 - 12 S ORANGE BEACH                                      
30.06  -87.55  1009.1 21/2150   080/030  21/0150   080/039 21/0450  
                                   4.5/

REMARKS: 


C. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 1200 UTC JUN 20 UNTIL 1200 UTC JUN 23
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CITY/TOWN                    COUNTY               ID         RAINFALL
LAT LON                                                       (IN)   
DEG DECIMAL
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WHITING FIELD                SANTA ROSA          KNSE          9.58  
30.72  -87.02

2.5 NNW GONZALEZ             ESCAMBIA            FL-ES-4       9.46  
30.60  -87.31

7 NNW SARALAND               MOBILE              AL-MB-14      8.97  
30.91  -88.12

7.2 ENE GULF BREEZE          SANTA ROSA          FL-SR-19      8.55  
30.39  -87.08

2.4 N POLLARD                ESCAMBIA AL         AL-ES-1       8.55  
31.05  -87.17

PENSACOLA AIRPORT            ESCAMBIA            KPNS          8.28  
30.46  -87.18

4.5 WSW MOBILE               MOBILE              AL-MB-73      8.21  
30.66  -88.16

PENSACOLA NAS                ESCAMBIA            KNPA          7.94  
30.36  -87.32

10.9 N BAY MINETTE           BALDWIN             AL-BW-59      7.85  
31.03  -87.74

4.5 SE FOLEY                 BALDWIN             AL-BW-74      7.76  
30.40  -87.63

3.6 WSW PINE HILL            WILCOX              AL-WX-1       7.73  
31.96  -87.64

6.1 SW GROVE HILL            CLARKE              AL-CK-3       7.58  
31.64  -87.85

2 NE PERKINSTON              STONE               MS-ST-4       7.57  
30.79  -89.11

LOXLEY                       BALDWIN             AL-BW-26      7.03  
30.62  -87.76

4.3 WSW JACKSON              WASHINGTON          AL-WS-1       6.99  
31.50  -87.96

1.5 WSW GREENVILLE           BUTLER              AL-BT-2       6.99  
31.82  -86.65

12 W CENTURY                 ESCAMBIA            FL-ES-39      6.96  
30.96  -87.47

MOBILE AIRPORT               MOBILE              KMOB          6.81  
30.68  -88.24

MCLAIN                       GREENE                            6.57  
31.10  -88.83

EVERGREEN                    CONECUH             EVRA1         6.38  
31.43  -86.96

ATMORE                       ESCAMBIA            ATMA1         6.31  
31.02  -87.49

FAIRHOPE                     BALDWIN             FHPA1         6.24  
30.52  -87.90

5.4 WNW WAYNESBORO           WAYNE               MS-WY-2       6.14  
31.69  -88.73

DAUPHIN ISLAND               MOBILE              DAUA1         5.92  
30.25  -88.11

NICEVILLE                    OKALOOSA            NCVF1         5.80  
30.50  -86.46

NEW AUGUSTA                  PERRY               NAGM6         5.28  
31.20  -89.03

CRESTVIEW                    OKALOOSA            KCEW          5.08  
30.76  -86.57

DESTIN                       OKALOOSA            KDTS          4.95  
30.40  -86.50

REMARKS: WHILE WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL ENDED BY FRIDAY MORNING...
JUNE 23RD...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL CONTINUED INTO FRIDAY EVENING 
RESULTING IN ADDITIONAL SIGNIFICANT RAIN TOTALS ACROSS FAR INLAND 
SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI AND SOUTHWEST ALABAMA. A FEW NOTABLE TOTALS 
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT INCLUDE THOMASVILLE WITH 11.37" AND GROVE HILL 
WITH 9.43". 


D. INLAND FLOODING...
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NUMEROUS COUNTIES ACROSS THE NORTH CENTRAL GULF COAST EXPERIENCED
FLASH FLOODING AND MINOR TO MODERATE RIVER FLOODING DUE TO 5-10
INCHES OF RAIN WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.   

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E. MAXIMUM STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
OFFICIAL TIDE GAUGES NOTED WITH LEADING G
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COUNTY           CITY/TOWN        SURGE   TIDE   DATE/   BEACH       
                 OR LOCATION      (FT)    (FT)   TIME    EROSION     
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MOBILE         G CHICKASAW CREEK   3.69   3.07  22/1724     NONE   

MOBILE         G COAST GUARD SEC   3.16   2.99  22/1406     NONE   

MOBILE         G MOBILE STATE DO   2.84   2.89  22/1612     NONE   

MOBILE         G BAYOU LA BATRE    2.83   2.67  22/1630     NONE   

MOBILE         G W FOWL RIVER BR   2.84   2.65  22/1718     NONE   

MOBILE         G DOG RIVER BRIDG   2.97   2.57  22/1554     NONE   

ESCAMBIA       G PENSACOLA         2.21   2.20  21/1442     NONE   

BALDWIN        G WEEKS BAY         2.32   2.17  22/1348     NONE   

MOBILE         G DAUPHIN ISLAND    2.31   1.99  22/1348 MODERATE   

REMARKS: STORM TIDE READINGS ARE IN REFERENCE TO MEAN HIGHER HIGH
WATER (MHHW) WHICH IS USED AS AN APPROXIMATION FOR INUNDATION ABOVE
NORMALLY DRY GROUND.. 


F. TORNADOES...
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(DIST)CITY/TOWN              COUNTY           DATE/         EF SCALE 
LAT LON (DEG DECIMAL                          TIME(UTC)    (IF KNOWN)
DESCRIPTION                                                          
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1 SSW FORT WALTON BEACH      OKALOOSA         21/1118          0     
30.41  -86.59

2.5 MILE TRACK. PRODUCED MINOR DAMAGE TO A FEW STURCTURES ALONG WITH
TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. 

2 WNW ONYCHA                 COVINGTON        21/2357          1     
31.22  -86.31

5 MILE TRACK THAT PRODUCED SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE IN SPOTS. A ROOF
WAS BLOWN OFF OF A OPEN DOOR GARAGE. MINOR SIDING AND ROOF DAMAGE TO
A FEW OTHER STRUCTURES. 

PARKER SPRINGS               ESCAMBIA AL      21/2008          0     
31.05  -86.81

BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN WITH A 1 MILE TRACK THAT PRODUCED TREE
DAMAGE IN THE CONECUH NATIONAL FOREST. 

2 SE SUMMERDALE              BALDWIN          21/2002          0     
30.47  -87.67

VIDEO TAKEN FROM THE BEACH EXPRESS AND ENGEL ROAD SHOW A BRIEF
TORNADO TOUCH DOWN IN AN OPEN FIELD JUST WEST OF THE BEACH EXPRESS
ROAD. THERE WAS NO REPORTED DAMAGE. 

3 E WHATELY                  CLARKE           22/0135          0     
31.65  -87.66

CLARKE COUNTY EMA SURVEY INDICATES A BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN
IN A RURAL AREA EAST OF WHATLEY. THE TORNADO DAMAGED 100-150 PINE
TREES. 


G. STORM IMPACTS BY COUNTY...
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COUNTY            DEATHS           INJURIES             EVACUATIONS  
DESCRIPTION
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BALDWIN              2                 0                     0    

TWO FATALITIES AS THE RESULT OF THE STORM. ON THE MORNING OF JUNE
21ST, A 10 YEAR OLD WAS KILLED IN FORT MORGAN WHEN A LARGE WAVE HIT
A LARGE LOG AND CAUSED IT TO IMPACT THE BOY IN THE HEAD, RESULTING
IN THE FATALITY. ON JUNE 23RD, A 57 YEAR OLD MAN DROWNED DUE TO
STRONG RIP CURRENTS WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RESCUE TWO CHILDREN IN
DISTRESS NEAR FORT MORGAN. MODERATE FLOODING OCCURRED ON THE STYX
RIVER AT ELSANOR WITH MINOR FLOODING ON THE FISH AND PERDIDO RIVERS.
COASTAL FLOODING WAS EXPERIENCED ON THE HIGHWAY 90 CAUSEWAY AND
ALONG PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN SHORE, INCLUDING BAYFRONT PARK AND THE
FAIRHOPE BEACH PAVILION. 

MOBILE               0                 0                     0    

COASTAL FLOODING IMPACTED THE TYPICAL FLOOD PRONE AREAS. THE HIGHWAY
90 CAUSEWAY WAS CLOSED FOR A TIME ON THURSDAY AS BOTH THE EAST AND
WEST BOUND LANES WERE FLOODED NEAR THE I-10 INTERCHANGE. A PORTION
OF DAUPHIN ISLAND PKWY NORTH OF THE DOG RIVER BRIDGE WAS FLOODED
NEAR HIGH TIDE ON THURSDAY JUNE 22ND. BIENVILLE BLVD ON THE WEST END
OF DAUPHIN ISLAND EXPERIENCED 1 TO 2 FEET OF INUNDATION NEAR THE
TIME OF HIGH TIDE ON BOTH WEDNESDAY JUNE 21ST AND THURSDAY JUNE
22ND. SHELL BELT ROAD IN BAYOU LA BATRE WAS ALSO FLOODED AT TIMES. 

CLARKE               0                 0                     0    

NUMEROUS REPORTS OF FLOODED ROADS DURING THE STORM EVENT. PART OF
TALLAHATTA SPRINGS ROAD IN THOMASVILLE WAS DAMAGED BY FLOOD WATERS.
THE NORTHBOUND SIDE OF HIGHWAY 69 AT MILE MARK 25 COLLAPSED DUE TO
THE FLOODING. 

COVINGTON            0                 0                     0    

SEVERAL ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING DURING THE EVENT. AN EF-1
TORNADO CAUSED SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE AND DAMAGE TO A FEW
RESIDENCES. 

CHOCTAW              0                 0                     0    

MOSLEY BRIDGE ROAD WAS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING. 

BUTLER               0                 0                     0    

NUMEROUS REPORTS OF ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO FLASH FLOODING. 

ESCAMBIA AL          0                 0                     0    

MINOR FLOODING OCCURRED ON THE MURDER AND BURNT CORN CREEKS. 

WASHINGTON           0                 0                     0    

SEVERAL ROADS WERE FLOODED DURING THE COURSE OF THE VENT, WITH
PORTIONS OF SOME ROADS WASHED OUT. 

WAYNE                0                 0                     0    

NUMEROUS ROADS WERE CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING. 

GEORGE               0                 0                     0    

NUMEROUS ROADS IN THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE COUNTY WERE CLOSED DUE
TO FLOODING. MODERATE FLOODING OCCURRED ON THE PASCAGOULA RIVER. 

ESCAMBIA FL          0                 0                     0    

A FEW ROADS WERE CLOSED DUE TO FLASH FLOODING. MINOR FLOODING
OCCURRED ON THE ESCAMBIA RIVER AT CENTURY AND THE PERDIDO RIVER AT
BARRINEAU PARK. 

GREENE               0                 0                     0    

MODERATE FLOODING OCCURRED ON THE LEAF RIVER AT MCLAIN AND THE
CHICKASAWHAY RIVER AT LEAKESVILLE. AN HISTORIC, ABANDONED BRIDGE
THAT SPANNED THE CHICKASAWHAY RIVER NORTH OF LEAKESVILLE COLLAPSED
DUE TO THE RAPIDLY RISING WATERS. 

SANTA ROSA           0                 0                     0    

SEVERAL ROADS WERE CLOSED DUE TO FLASH FLOODING. HIGHWAY 399 WAS
CLOSED DUE TO COASTAL FLOODING. MODERATE FLOODING OCCURRED ON THE
BIG COLDWATER CREEK AT MILTON. 

OKALOOSA             0                 0                     0    

ANCHORS STREET WAS CLOSED DUE TO FLASH FLOODING ON THE MORNING OF
JUNE 21ST. MINOR FLOODING OCCURRED ON THE SHOAL RIVER AT CRESTVIEW
AND THE BLACKWATER RIVER AT BAKER. AN EF-0 TOUCHED DOWN IN FT.
WALTON BEACH CAUSING MINOR DAMAGE. 

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Legend:
I-Incomplete Data
E-Estimated

JASON BEAMAN


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Additional Information

NHC Advisory Archive

WPC Archive (not available yet)

NHC Tropical Cyclone Report - Tropical Storm Cindy (not available yet)


NOAA Tides & Currents - Highest Storm Water Levels

NOAA Tides & Currents - Archived Storm QuickLooks


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Acknowledgements: Page created by Morgan Barry (forecaster). 

LAST UPDATED: September 2017