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NWS Weather Prediction Center Storm Event Summary.


The graphic below shows rainfall estimates across our county warning area (CWA).

 

 

 

A list of the storm total rainfall accumulations (August 8 - 13) from selected CoCoRaHS sites across the area can be seen in the table below. These amounts are as of 7am on August 13th.

 

CoCoRaHS - Storm Total Rainfall (inches)
ALABAMA Rainfall
Silverhill 5.0 SW 8.61
Summerdale 4.3 WSW* 7.39
Foley 4.5 SE 7.29
Foley 2.0 SSW 7.03
Mobile 1.2 WSW* 6.49
Loxley 0.4 SSW 6.14
Orange Beach 2.1 NE 6.13
Gulf Shores 3.1 N 6.11
Fairhope 2.2 E 6.06
Fairhope 1.5 WSW 5.87
Tillmans Corner 4.3 WNW 5.43
Mobile 5.1 S 5.36
Daphne 4.2 NE* 5.24
Pine Hill 3.6 WSW 2.33
Toxey 6.0 N 2.11
Bay Minette 10.9 N 1.87
Jackson 4.3 WSW 1.54
Excel 2.5 ESE 1.40
Greenville 1.5 WSW 0.42
FLORIDA Rainfall
Shalimar 1.0 N 6.54
Pensacola 1.9 NE 6.20
Eglin AFB 5.6 NE 6.15
Niceville 2.1 SE 5.95
Gonzalez 2.5 NNW 4.86
Milton 6.0 SW 4.65
Crestview 1.9 SE 2.40
MISSISSIPPI Rainfall
Wiggins 5.8 E 4.36
Perkinston 1.7 NE* 4.22
Waynesboro 5.4 WNW 1.11

* CoCoRaHS Station did not report every day during this time period.


Storm total rainfall accumulations (August 8 - 13) from selected RAWS (Remote Automatic Weather Station) sites across the area can be seen in the table below. These amounts are as of 7am on August 13th.

RAWS - Storm Total Rainfall (inches)
Naval Live Oaks, FL 8.38
Bon Secour, AL 5.96
Black Creek (near Whites Crossing, MS) 4.61


From social media - One of our storm spotters (and retired meteorologist) reported a storm total of 8.94 inches approximately 4 miles west of Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola in the northwest Florida panhandle since Monday, August 8th. Another meteorologist visiting Fort Morgan, AL measured 5.30 inches for the week. Other storm spotter reports: 9.06 inches in Foley, AL; 4.70 inches in Spanish Fort, AL; and 3.58 inches in Red Level, AL.

24-Hour Totals - The COOP site on Dauphin Island, AL recorded 4.30 inches in a 24-hour period on August 10th! Also on the 10th, one of our River DCP (data collection platform) sites in Pensacola at 11 mile creek measured 3.03 inches in 24 hours. The COOP site in Niceville, FL recorded 3.10 inches in a 24-hour period on August 11th. On the 12th, Jack Edwards Airport located in Gulf Shores, AL measured 3.24 inches in a 24-hour period.

Below are two animated graphics of the CoCoRaHS precipitation reports showing the heavy rainfall reports across the region during this event.

 



 

Here is a look at a long radar loop from August 11th, 2016 showing the bands of convection that led to flash flooding in some locations.

 

A look at the bands of rain on Friday, August 12th, 2016.

 

 

Acknowledgements: Page created by Morgan Barry (Forecaster) with contributions from Ryan Rogers (Forecaster), Da'Vel Johnson (Forecaster), and Jason Beaman (WCM).

LAST UPDATED: August 2016