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Hurricane Zeta
October 28-29, 2020

 

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Summary of all Local Storm Reports (LSRs) across the area during Hurricane Zeta and LSRs across the region during Zeta.

 

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Hurricane Zeta made landfall in southeast Louisiana and significant impacts were felt across the entire region (although the majority of the impacts remained across southern Alabama and northwest Florida). Below are some of the local impacts...

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Post Tropical Cyclone Report

POST TROPICAL CYCLONE REPORT...HURRICANE ZETA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
358 PM CST FRI NOV 6 2020


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 ZETA
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

NOV 6...UPDATED FOR...WIND OBSERVATIONS AND THE INCLUSION OF COUNTY
IMPACTS






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/BATES FIELD AL
30.68 -88.25  997.7   29/0156   160/042  29/0156   160/079 29/0152  

KBFM-MOBILE DOWNTOWN AL
30.64 -88.07  1000.1  29/0053 I 150/035  29/0130 I 140/064 29/0104 I

KNPA-NAS PENSACOLA, PENSACOLA FL
30.35 -87.32  1004.7  29/0256   160/037  29/0156   160/051 29/0126  

KPNS-PENSACOLA FL
30.47 -87.20  1004.9  29/0253   180/036  29/0353   170/049 29/0309  

KNSE-WHITING FLD-N NAS, MILTON FL
30.72 -87.02  1003.0  29/0356   160/034  29/0256   180/049 29/0420  

KGZH-EVERGREEN AL
31.42 -87.04  999.5   29/0353   160/037  29/0349   170/061 29/0442  

KPRN-MACCRENSHAW MEM AP, GREENVILLE AL
31.85 -86.61  994.5   29/0458   210/029  29/0658   160/056 29/0528  

K0J4-FLORALA MUNICIPAL AL
31.04 -86.31  1006.1  29/0458   210/029  29/0658   190/047 29/0620  

KCEW-CRESTVIEW FL
30.79 -86.52  1006.4  29/0353   200/026  29/0410   200/046 29/0411  

KVPS-EGLIN AFB/VALPAR FL
30.48 -86.53  1005.9  29/0657   170/026  29/0414   170/043 29/0400  

KDTS-DESTIN/FT WALTON BEACH ARPT FL
30.40 -86.47  1007.0  29/0353   170/022  29/0353   160/038 29/0403  

REMARKS: INCOMPLETE DATA FOR KBFM


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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TT309-GROVE HILL RAWS AL
31.69 -87.76                    999/036  29/0426   999/070 29/0426  

TOXA1-USRCRN HADS - 2S THOMASVILLE AL
31.93 -87.74                    999/038  29/0445   999/052 29/0445  
                                     3

XBUC-BUCCANEER YACHT CLUB (WEATHERFLOW) AL
30.58 -88.07  998.5   29/0123   150/053  29/0147   130/062 29/0103  
                                  10.4

XGBZ-GULF BREEZE (WEATHERFLOW) FL
30.36 -87.16  1003.3  29/0226   160/033  29/0434   170/042 29/0411  
                                    15

XCBS-CRYSTAL BEACH (WEATHERFLOW) FL
30.39 -87.41  1005.2  29/0446   140/028  29/0440   160/039 29/0518  
                                  13.7

XGLF-GULF SHORES/FOLEY (WEATHERFLOW) AL
30.36 -87.65                    160/039  29/0210   150/050 29/0134  
                                  10.4

LOXLEY (USA CHILI) AL
30.64 -87.70                  I 999/037          I 999/050         I

JAY (USA CHILI) FL
30.95 -87.17                  I 999/041          I 999/050         I

REMARKS: OBSERVATIONS ARE FROM A COMBINATION OF SOURCES INCLUDING
WEATHERFLOW, THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA CHILI MESONET, FIRE
WEATHER RAW SITES, AND THE NOAA HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL AUTOMATED DATA
SYSTEM (HADS)


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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DB127 - SANTA ROSA SOUND
30.38 -87.01  1002.8  29/0225   160/036  29/0200   160/051 29/0155  
                                   6.9

XOFP-OKALOOSA ISLAND FISHING PIER
30.39 -86.59                    160/037  29/0335   160/047 29/0335  
                                  13.7

XFWB-FT. WALTON BEACH (W CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY)
30.40 -86.56  1005.7  29/0338   170/034  29/0358   170/047 29/0358  
                                   7.3

DPIA1-DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL/V
30.25 -88.07  1000.8  29/0100   150/049  29/0100   150/062 29/0200  
                                    14

MBLA1-MIDDLE BAY LIGHT, AL
30.44 -88.01  998.6   29/0039   120/053  29/0230   120/058 29/0223  
                                  14.2

DPIA1-DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL/V
30.25 -88.07  1004.3  29/0020   999/043  29/0341   999/052 29/0220  
                                     4

REMARKS: 


C. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 0000 UTC OCT 29 UNTIL 0000 UTC OCT 29
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CITY/TOWN                    COUNTY               ID         RAINFALL
LAT LON                                                       (IN)   
DEG DECIMAL
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2 W WAYNESBORO               WAYNE               COOP          6.25  
31.68  -88.67

BLACK CREEK                  PERRY               BLCM6         5.16  
30.85  -89.03

LEAKESVILLE                  GREENE              CHILI         4.85  
31.18  -88.60

WAUSAU                       WAYNE               LAUM6         4.73  
31.52  -88.89

2 NW NEW AUGUSTA             PERRY               NAGM6         4.51  
31.22  -89.05

2 NE PERKINSTON              STONE               MS-ST-4       3.84  
30.80  -89.11

5 SSW THOMASVILLE            CLARKE              AL-CK-10      3.75  
31.84  -87.77

USS ALABAMA                  MOBILE              USSAL         3.13  
30.68  -88.01

AGRICOLA                     GEORGE              CHILI         2.87  
30.82  -88.52

2 W MILLERS FERRY            WILCOX              MRFA1         2.79  
32.10  -87.40

4 W TILLMANS CORNER          MOBILE              AL-MB-1       2.34  
30.61  -88.26

2 E FAIRHOPE                 BALDWIN             AL-BW-79      2.22  
30.52  -87.85

MOBILE REGIONAL              MOBILE              KMOB          2.12  
30.68  -88.25

EVERGREEN                    CONECUH             KGZH          1.86  
31.42  -87.05

CRESTVIEW                    OKALOOSA            KCEW          1.74  
30.72  -86.58

ANDALUSIA OPP AIRPORT        COVINGTON           K79J          1.53  
31.23  -86.40



D. INLAND FLOODING...
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PERRY...TWO ROADS WERE WASHED OUT DUE TO FLASH FLOODING...JEFFERSON
DAVIS ROAD AND R&R ROAD.

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E. MAXIMUM OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (WL)...
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ID     CITY/TOWN       COUNTY     STATE  WL  DATUM  DATE/   SOURCE        
       OR LOCATION                      (FT)        TIME
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BLBA1  BAYOU LA BATRE  MOBILE       AL  6.89 MHHW   29/0400 NOS     
30.4057  -88.2477

MCGA1  USCG SECTOR MOB MOBILE       AL  5.32 MHHW   29/0400 NOS     
30.6483  -88.0583

WFRA1  W FOWL RIVER BR MOBILE       AL  5.92 MHHW   29/0436 NOS     
30.3766  -88.1586

OBLA1  MOBILE STATE DO MOBILE       AL  5.16 MHHW   29/0400 NOS     
30.7083  -88.0433

CIKA1  CHICKASAW CREEK MOBILE       AL  4.52 MHHW   29/0542 NOS     
30.7819  -88.0736

BYSA1  DOG RIVER BRIDG MOBILE       AL  4.38 MHHW   29/0518 NOS     
30.5652  -88.0880

EFRA1  E FOWL RIVER BR MOBILE       AL  3.68 MHHW   29/0530 NOS     
30.4437  -88.1139

WBYA1  WEEKS BAY       BALDWIN      AL  3.02 MHHW   29/0742 NOS     
30.4169  -87.8254

DILA1  DAUPHIN ISLAND  MOBILE       AL  2.42 MHHW   29/0630 NOS     
30.2500  -88.0750

PCLF1  PENSACOLA BAY   ESCAMBIA     FL  2.11 MHHW   29/0554 NOS     
30.4044  -87.2112

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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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G. STORM IMPACTS BY COUNTY...
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COUNTY            DEATHS           INJURIES             EVACUATIONS  
DESCRIPTION
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STONE                0                 0                     0    

SUSTAINED STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITH GUSTS TO HURRICANE
FORCE RESULTED IN SIGNIFICANT TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. NUMEROUS
TO WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES WERE REPORTED. 170 HOMES WERE DAMAGED,
EXPERIENCING EITHER ROOF DAMAGE OR DAMAGE DUE TO DOWNED TREES WITH
15 OF THE HOMES EXPERIENCING MAJOR DAMAGE.

GEORGE               0                 1                     0    

SUSTAINED STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF
80-100 MPH RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. POWER OUTAGES WERE NEAR OR AT 100%. NUMEROUS
HOMES SUFFERED DAMAGE, MAINLY TO ROOFS. APPROXIMATELY 100 HOMES HAD
MAJOR DAMAGE WITH 30 DESTROYED, DUE PRIMARILY TO DOWNED TREES. THERE
WAS ONE MINOR INJURY AS AN INDIVIDUAL WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT WHILE
TRYING TO DRIVE TO WORK DURING THE STORM.

PERRY                0                 0                     0    

SUSTAINED STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITH GUSTS TO HURRICANE
FORCE RESULTED IN SIGNIFICANT TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. NUMEROUS
TO WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES WERE REPORTED. 36 HOMES WERE DAMAGED,
EXPERIENCING EITHER ROOF DAMAGE OR DAMAGE DUE TO DOWNED TREES.

GREENE               0                 0                     0    

SUSTAINED STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF
80-100 MPH RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. POWER OUTAGES WERE NEAR OR AT 100%. NUMEROUS
HOMES SUFFERED DAMAGE, MAINLY TO ROOFS. APPROXIMATELY 30 HOMES HAD
MAJOR DAMAGE WITH 7 DESTROYED, DUE PRIMARILY TO DOWNED TREES.

WAYNE                0                 0                     0    

SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS RESULTED IN SIGNIFICANT TREE
AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES WERE REPORTED. 13
HOMES WERE DAMAGED, EXPERIENCING EITHER ROOF DAMAGE OR DAMAGE DUE TO
DOWNED TREES.

MOBILE               0                 0                     1    

SUSTAINED TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS IMPACTED MOST OF MOBILE COUNTY
WITH GUSTS OF HURRICANE FORCE. MOBILE REGIONAL AIRPORT HAD A PEAK
GUST OF 91 MPH. IT IS LIKELY THAT THE NORTHERN PORTION OF MOBILE
COUNTY EXPERIENCED FREQUENT GUSTS OF 80-100 MPH CLOSE TO WHERE THE
CORE OF ZETA MOVED THROUGH. THESE WINDS RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD
DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES TO THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PART OF
THE COUNTY, INCLUDING THE CITY OF CITRONELLE. NUMEROUS HOMES
SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE AND SOME WERE DAMAGED DUE TO DOWNED TREES. THE
EXTENT OF DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES BECAME MORE SCATTERED
FURTHER SOUTH. A SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE OCCURRED ON THE WEST OF END
OF DAUPHIN ISLAND, BAYOU LA BATRE, AND CODEN WHERE A SURVEYED TEAM
MEASURED PEAK INUNDATION OF 7 TO 9 FEET ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST. A
STORM SURGE WITH PEAK INUNDATION OF 4 TO 6 FEET WAS MEASURED IN THE
NORTHWEST PORTION OF MOBILE BAY, WHICH IMPACTED AREAS CLOSE TO THE
COAST ALONG THE BAY. THE HIGHWAY 90 CAUSEWAY WAS COMPLETELY FLOODED
AND FLOODING WAS REPORTED ON A PART OF WATER STREET IN DOWNTOWN
MOBILE. EVACUATIONS WERE RECOMMENDED FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE
AREAS NEAR THE COAST.

BALDWIN              0                 0                     1    

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS IMPACTED MUCH OF BALDWIN COUNTY WITH
FREQUENT GUSTS OF 60 TO 70 MPH. THESE WINDS RESULTED IN SCATTERED
DOWN TREES AND POWER OUTAGES. SOME HOMES ALSO EXPERIENCED MINOR ROOF
DAMAGE. A SIGNIFICANT STORM SURGE IMPACT THE EASTERN SHORE OF
BALDWIN COUNTY. A SURVEY TEAM MEASURED PEAK INUNDATION OF 7-9 FEET
IN NORTHEAST MOBILE BAY ALONG THE HWY 90 CAUSEWAY AND RIVER DELTA
AREA SOUTH TO THE IMMEDIATE SHORES OF FAIRHOPE. THIS SURGE RESULTED
IN DAMAGE TO SOME OF THE RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESSES ALONG THE
EASTERN PORTION OF THE HIGHWAY 90 CAUSEWAY. SEVERAL PIERS WERE
DESTROYED ON THE EASTERN SHORE AND THE SEAWALL AT THE FAIRHOPE PIER
WAS DAMAGED. A FEW SAILBOATS DOCKED AT THE FAIRHOPE PIER WERE
DAMAGED OR SUNK. DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED TO A FEW OF THE PARKS ALONG
THE EASTERN SHORE. SIGNIFICANT SURGE ALSO EXTENDED SOUTH TO POINT
CLEAR WHERE SURGE WENT ACROSS COUNTY ROAD 1.

WASHINGTON           0                 0                     0    

SUSTAINED STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF
80-100 MPH RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. POWER OUTAGES WERE NEAR OR AT 100%. NUMEROUS
HOMES SUFFERED DAMAGE, MAINLY TO ROOFS OR WERE DAMAGED DUE TO FALLEN
TREES.

CHOCTAW              0                 0                     0    

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS RESULTED IN SCATTERED DOWN TREES AND
POWER OUTAGES, WITH THE GREATEST EXTENT OVER THE SOUTHERN HALF OF
THE COUNTY. ONE MOBILE HOME IN BUTLER SUFFERED MAJOR DAMAGE DUE A
TREE THAT FELL ON IT. 3 MOBILE HOMES FURTHER SOUTH HAD MINOR DAMAGE.
APPROXIMATELY 3,500 CUSTOMERS LOST POWER.

CLARKE               0                 0                     0    

SUSTAINED STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF
80-90 MPH RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. POWER OUTAGES WERE NEAR OR AT 100%. NUMEROUS
HOMES SUFFERED DAMAGE, MAINLY TO ROOFS. APPROXIMATELY 50 HOMES HAD
MAJOR DAMAGE, DUE PRIMARILY TO DOWNED TREES.

WILCOX               0                 0                     0    

SUSTAINED STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF
80-90 MPH RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. POWER OUTAGES WERE NEAR OR AT 100%. NUMEROUS
HOMES SUFFERED DAMAGE, MAINLY TO ROOFS. AT LEAST 100 HOMES HAD
MODERATE TO MAJOR DAMAGE, DUE PRIMARILY TO DOWNED TREES.

MONROE               0                 0                     0    

STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS RESULTED IN NUMEROUS TO WIDESPREAD
DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES. SIGNIFICANT POWER OUTAGES WERE
REPORTED. DAMAGE TO NUMEROUS STRUCTURES, INCLUDING TO BUILDINGS IN
DOWNTOWN MONROEVILLE.

CONECUH              0                 0                     0    

STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS RESULTED IN NUMEROUS TO WIDESPREAD
DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES. A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF POWER OUTAGES
WERE REPORTED.

BUTLER               0                 0                     0    

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES. NUMEROUS
POWER OUTAGES WERE REPORTED. SOME HOMES WERE DAMAGED DUE TO DOWNED
TREES.

CRENSHAW             0                 0                     0    

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES. NUMEROUS
POWER OUTAGES WERE REPORTED. SOME STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED DUE TO
DOWNED TREES.

COVINGTON            0                 0                     0    

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND GUSTS DOWNED SOME TREES IN THE COUNTY.

ESCAMBIA AL          0                 0                     0    

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES. SOME POWER
OUTAGES WERE REPORTED.

ESCAMBIA FL          0                 0                     0    

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS, PRIMARILY IN FREQUENT GUSTS, RESULTED IN
THE DOWNING OF SOME TREES AND SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES.

SANTA ROSA           0                 0                     0    

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND GUSTS RESULTED IN THE DOWNING OF SOME
TREES AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS
REPORTED.

OKALOOSA             0                 0                     0    

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND GUSTS OCCURRED. HOWEVER, NO SIGNIFICANT
DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.

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LEGEND:
I-INCOMPLETE DATA
E-ESTIMATED

BEAMAN

 


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Acknowledgements: Page created by Morgan Barry (forecaster) and Jason Beaman (Warning Coordination Meteorologist).  

LAST UPDATED: December 8, 2020