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A band of heavy rainfall lifted north across NE Florida during the pre-dawn hours dropping 5-10" of rain in 6 hours across parts of NE Florida, including Clay and Duval counties. Flash flooding occurred across the Jacksonville Westside near I-295 to McCoys Creek in Downtown Jacksonville. This band stalled and lingered just north of the I-10 corridor of North Florida through the day. Strong low level winds on the east side of TS Cristobal near the LA Gulf Coast pumped very high moisture across NE Florida. Flash flooding rainfall of 8-15" occurred across parts of NE Florida along this stalled band of rainfall with area rivers rapidly rising from near low water stages to flooding within 24 hours.


As the rain deluge continued into the afternoon over Echols, Hamilton, and Suwannee counties, isolated tornadoes occurred just south of the I-10 corrdor due to strong low level dynamics and instability. The tornado threat decreased into the evening, but flood waters continued to rise, especially in drainages and main stem rivers.

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Images of Jacksonville flash flooding in McCoys Creek and Riverside courtesy of First Coast News and the Florida Times Union respectively. Image of flooding at Black Creek courtesy of News  Images of flooding in Suwannee County via WJCB and in Live Oak via the Suwannee County EM.
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