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Public Information Statement...Updated
National Weather Service Mobile AL
1245 PM CDT Fri Sep 20 2019


Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed and continuously
trained across Mobile county Alabama during the afternoon of
Thursday, September 19th. Torrential rainfall from the slow moving
and training showers and storms resulted in significant rainfall
amounts across central and southern portions of Mobile county.
Doppler radar storm total rainfall accumulation estimations
ranged from 3 to 7 inches across a portion of central and
southern Mobile county, including locations near Downtown Mobile,
Tillmans Corner, Theodore, Irvington, locations near and east of Bayou
La Batre and Coden, and Dauphin Island. Isolated rainfall amounts
between 7 and 10 inches were estimated near Midtown Mobile, which
matched well with reported rainfall measurements. The very heavy
rains fell over a short period of time, which resulted in significant
flash flooding in Mobile and Tillmans Corner. Numerous high water
rescues were reported, with vehicles stalled and floating in the
flood waters.

...Rainfall Reports...

Rainfall amounts are for the 24 hour period ending at 7 am CDT on
Thursday, September 20th. This list may be updated as additional
reports are received.

(E) denotes an estimated amount.

...Mobile County Alabama...

Location                              Amount(in)           Provider

Spring Hill College Area                10.10              Public
Mobile 2.6 WNW                           9.25              CoCoRAHS
2 WNW I-10 and I-65                      7.69              Public
Mobile 4.5 WSW                           7.38              CoCoRAHS
1 ESE Medal of Honor Park                7.21              Trained Spotter
Near Government Blvd and Azalea Rd       6.99              Public
Mobile 1.2 WSW                           6.78              CoCoRAHS
1 SSE Mobile Infirmary                   6.75              Public
1 W Theodore                             6.55              Public
1 NW Brookley Field                      6.37              Public
1 SSW I-65 and Airport Blvd              6.24              Public
Tillmans Corner                          5.74              Public
Dauphin Island-DeSoto Landing            5.55              Mesonet
Grand Bay                                5.50              Public
Ladd Stadium                             5.24              Mesonet
1 S Airport Blvd and University          5.01              Public
1 W University of South Alabama          4.85              Mesonet
6.7 SE Mobile Regional                   4.58              NWS Employee (Ret.) 
Eight Mile                               4.50              Public
Mobile 1.4 ENE                           4.36              CoCoRAHS
Prichard                                 4.00 (E)          Public
3 NW Tillmans Corner                     4.00              Amateur Radio
Mobile 11.2 WSW                          3.98              CoCoRAHS
2 S Mobile Regional Airport              3.69              NWS Employee
West Mobile                              3.13              Public

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.