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Major Hurricane Ida
August 29-30, 2021

 

 

 

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

 


Major Hurricane Ida made landfall well west of our area, but significant impacts were felt across the entire region (especially across southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama). Below are some of the local impacts...

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RAINFALL

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Post Tropical Cyclone Report

POST TROPICAL CYCLONE REPORT...HURRICANE IDA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
647 PM CDT SUN SEP 12 2021

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 IDA
OR ITS REMNANTS WAS AFFECTING THE AREA.

COUNTIES INCLUDED...BALDWIN...CLARKE...ESCAMBIA AL...ESCAMBIA FL...
GEORGE...GREENE...MOBILE...MONROE...OKALOOSA...PERRY...SANTA ROSA...
STONE...WASHINGTON

SEP 12...UPDATED FOR...COUNTY IMPACTS AND UPDATED PEAK WATER LEVEL
DATA.

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  1005.8  31/0856   190/026  30/1656   170/047 30/1653

KBFM-MOBILE DOWNTOWN AL
30.64 -88.07  1006.5  31/0853   150/027  30/1133   150/040 30/1132

KPNS-PENSACOLA FL
30.47 -87.20  1006.7  31/0853   180/030  30/2057   200/047 30/1442

KNPA-NAS PENSACOLA, PENSACOLA FL
30.35 -87.32  1006.8  31/1056   180/031  30/2311   180/042 30/2311

KHRT-HURLBURT FIELD FL
30.43 -86.68  1007.2  31/1148   170/023  30/2111   150/044 30/1509

KDTS-DESTIN/FT WALTON BEACH ARPT FL
30.40 -86.47  1007.3  31/2053   150/024  29/1856   150/041 29/1859

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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-BUCCANEER YACHT CLUB (WEATHERFLOW) AL
30.58 -88.07                    120/038  29/1724   120/051 29/1724
                                    10

XGLF-GULF SHORES/FOLEY (WEATHERFLOW) AL
30.36 -87.65                    140/028  29/1422   150/034 29/1834
                                    10

XGBZ-GULF BREEZE (WEATHERFLOW) FL
30.36 -87.16                    190/030  30/1238   130/043 29/1829
                                    15

XCBS-CRYSTAL BEACH (WEATHERFLOW) FL
30.39 -87.41                    110/023  29/1432   140/034 29/1857
                                    14


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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DPIA1-DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL/V
30.25 -88.07  1006.6  31/1000   130/036  29/1700   130/052 29/1815
                                    14

42012-ORANGE BEACH, AL BUOY
30.07 -87.56                    999/041  29/1351   999/047 29/1350
                                    04

XMLP - MILL POINT (PERDIDO BAY)
30.30 -87.51                    170/033  30/0026   170/042 30/1133
                                     6

XFWB-FT. WALTON BEACH (W CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY)
30.40 -86.56                    200/035  30/1536   130/042 29/1915
                                     7

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C. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 1200 UTC AUG 29 UNTIL 1200 UTC AUG 31
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CITY/TOWN                    COUNTY               ID         RAINFALL
LAT LON                                                       (IN)
DEG DECIMAL
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8 SE WILMER                  MOBILE              AL-MB-24     11.24
30.74  -88.27

9 WNW TILLMANS CORNER        MOBILE              AL-MB-63     11.11
30.61  -88.33

LUCEDALE                     GEORGE              KMSLUCED20   10.86
30.84  -88.78

11 WSW MOBILE                MOBILE              AL-MB-72     10.58
30.64  -88.27

12 WSW MOBILE                MOBILE              AL-MB-61      9.86
30.62  -88.28

3 S MOBILE REGIONAL AP       MOBILE              NWS EMPLOYEE  9.54
30.64  -88.24

MOBILE REGIONAL AP           MOBILE              KMOB          9.37
30.69  -88.25

URIAH                        MONROE              PUBLIC        9.30
31.31  -87.50

PERKINSTON                   STONE               KMSPERKI8     9.24
30.74  -89.13

13 SE LUCEDALE               GEORGE              MS-GG-2       9.18
30.79  -88.43

11 N BAY MINETTE             BALDWIN             ALBW-59       8.82
31.04  -87.74

E FOWL RIVER BRIDGE          MOBILE              NWS EMPLOYEE  8.42
30.44  -88.11

SPANISH FORT                 MOBILE              PUBLIC        8.30
30.67  -87.91

12 W CENTURY                 ESCAMBIA            FL-ES-39      8.18
30.96  -87.47

MILTON                       SANTA ROSA          KFLMILTO113   7.82
30.85  -87.05

RICHTON                      PERRY               KMSRICHI2     7.79
31.36  -88.79

MOLINO                       ESCAMBIA            KFLMOLIN5     7.63
30.73  -87.34

4 NNW FAIRHOPE               BALDWIN             AL-BW-13      7.30
30.57  -87.90

1 NNW DAPHNE                 BALDWIN             AL-BW-3       7.20
30.64  -87.91

2 NE PENSACOLA               ESCAMBIA            FL-ES-26      7.13
30.47  -87.17

5 NNE PENSACOLA INTERNAT     SANTA ROSA          KPNS          6.39
30.48  -87.19

0 NNW GROVE HILL             CLARKE              AL-CK-9       6.31
31.71  -87.78

BEAUMONT AG STATION          PERRY               BESM6         6.21
31.68  -88.67

DAUPHIN ISLAND               MOBILE              DAUA1         5.81
30.25  -88.08

2 W WAYNESBORO               WAYNE               WAYM6         5.66
31.68  -88.67

GULF STATE PARK NATURE C     BALDWIN             AL-BW-103     5.54
30.26  -87.64

GASQUE                       BALDWIN             USA MESONET   5.48
30.24  -87.85

4 WSW PINE HILL              CLARKE              AL-WX-1       5.47
31.97  -87.64

0 SSW LOXLEY                 BALDWIN             AL-BW-26      5.40
30.62  -87.76

2 SSW FOLEY                  BALDWIN             AL-BW-31      5.38
30.38  -87.70

DESTIN AIRPORT               OKALOOSA            KDTS          5.13
30.39  -86.47

SARALAND                     MOBILE              USA MESONET   5.09
30.83  -88.07

EVERGREEN - MIDDLETON FI     CONECUH             KGZH          4.96
31.42  -87.05

0 S MEXIA                    CONECUH             AL-MN-7       4.65
31.50  -87.39

GRAND BAY                    MOBILE              USA MESONET   4.54
30.51  -88.37

3 N BUTLER                   CHOCTAW             PUBLIC        4.50
32.13  -88.19

3 ENE BREWTON                ESCAMBIA            BRWA1         3.97
31.14  -87.05

6 N TOXEY                    CHOCTAW             AL-CW-1       3.65
32.00  -88.29

JACKSON                      BUTLER              JCKA1         3.18
31.79  -86.61

1 NNE CAMDEN                 WILCOX              AL-WX-2       2.84
32.02  -87.29



D. INLAND FLOODING...
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HEAVY RAIN RESULTED IN FLOODING ACROSS MANY AREA RIVERS. HERE IS A SUMMARY
OF RIVER CRESTS.

MODERATE FLOODING:

STXA1 - STYX RIVER NEAR ELSANOR: 15.29`
SARA1 - BAYOU SARA AT SARALAND: 7.0`

MINOR FLOODING:

BRPF1 - PERDIDO RIVER NEAR BARRINEAU PARK: 15.84`
MCLM6 - LEAF RIVER NEAR MCLAIN: 21.2`
LEKM6 - CHICKASAWHAY RIVER AT LEAKESVILLE: 24.17`
CLDA1 - TOMBIGBEE RIVER NEAR COFFEEVILLE: 33.74`
LRYA1 - TOMBIGBEE RIVER NEAR LEROY: 26.78`


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  3.82 MHHW   30/0948 NOS
30.4057  -88.2477

MCGA1  USCG SECTOR MOB MOBILE       AL  3.79 MHHW   30/1224 NOS
30.6483  -88.0583

OBLA1  MOBILE STATE DO MOBILE       AL  3.62 MHHW   30/1248 NOS
30.7083  -88.0433

CIKA1  CHICKASAW CREEK MOBILE       AL  3.52 MHHW   30/1336 NOS
30.7819  -88.0736

WFRA1  W FOWL RIVER BR MOBILE       AL  3.36 MHHW   30/1024 NOS
30.3766  -88.1586

BYSA1  DOG RIVER BRIDG MOBILE       AL  3.36 MHHW   30/1224 NOS
30.5652  -88.0880

EFRA1  E FOWL RIVER BR MOBILE       AL  3.10 MHHW   29/1524 NOS
30.4437  -88.1139

WBYA1  WEEKS BAY       BALDWIN      AL  3.04 MHHW   30/1212 NOS
30.4169  -87.8254

DILA1  DAUPHIN ISLAND  MOBILE       AL  2.82 MHHW   29/1242 NOS
30.2500  -88.0750

PCLF1  PENSACOLA BAY   ESCAMBIA     FL  2.43 MHHW   29/1348 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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2 S SARALAND                 MOBILE           30/1720          EF1  -
30.80  -88.07

*** 3 INJ *** THE TORNADO BEGAN AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 158
AND 43 WHERE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND A FEW PINES SNAPPED. AS THE
TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST ALONG HWY 43, IT PRODUCED SPORADIC DAMAGE TO
TREES. THE ROOF OF A MOTEL ON THE WEST SIDE OF HWY 43 WAS UPLIFTED
AND PARTIALLY REMOVED. AS THE TORNADO CROSSED 43, THE MOST INTENSE
DAMAGE OCCURRED WHERE SEVERAL SECTIONS OF ANOTHER MOTEL`S ROOF WAS
REMOVED, ONE PERSON HAD MINOR INJURIES AT THE MOTEL. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND CROSSED JACKINTOPORT BLVD. WHERE THE ROOF OF
AN OPEN SIDED INDUSTRIAL BUILDING WAS PARTIALLY REMOVED AND AN 18
WHEELER WAS OVERTURNED. ANOTHER INJURY OCCURED WITH THE OVERTURNED
TRACTOR TRAILER. TREE DAMAGE BECAME SPORADIC AND THE PATH MAY HAVE
BEEN DISCONTINUOUS UNTIL SEVERAL SOFTWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED OR
SNAPPED ALONG BAYOU SARA AVE. THE TORNADO LIKELY CONTINUED NORTHEAST
ALONG GUNNISON CREEK AND DAMAGE WAS FOUND AS THE TORNADO CROSSED
NEAR BOBOSHILLY CIR. THIS WAS WHERE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE
WAS NOTED WITH SEVERAL SNAPPED SOFTWOOD PINES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED
NORTHEAST TOWARDS I-65 WHERE A COUPLE TREES WERE UPROOTED ONTO A
HOME ALONG ELLISON AVE BEFORE LIKELY DISSIPATING NORTH OF DEAD LAKE
MARINA RD.

1 N CHOCTAW BLUFF            CLARKE           30/1825          EF1  I
31.41  -87.79

THE TORNADO LIKELY BEGAN NEAR SOCIETY HILL RD SOUTH OF OREGON RD
WHERE A MOBILE HOME WAS ROLLED AND ANOTHER HOME LOST MOST OF ITS
ROOF. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST WHERE NUMEROUS SOFTWOOD SNAPS
AND UPROOTS WERE NOTED AS THE TORNADO CROSSED SOCIETY HILL RD. THE
TORNADO THEN LIKELY CONTINUED ACROSS HEAVILY FORESTED AREAS BEFORE
CROSSING GAINESTOWN RD WHERE A COUPLE UPROOTED SOFTWOODS WERE NOTED.
THE TORNADO LIKELY DISSIPATED NORTH OF GAINESTOWN RD.



G. STORM IMPACTS BY COUNTY...
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COUNTY            DEATHS           INJURIES             EVACUATIONS
DESCRIPTION
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MOBILE               0                 3                     0

THE WEST END OF DAUPHIN ISLAND WAS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED BY IDA
FROM A COMBINATION OF HIGH SURF, STORM SURGE, AND TROPICAL STORM
FORCE WINDS. THREE MILES OF BIENVILLE BOULEVARD WAS IMPASSABLE DUE
TO SURGE FLOODING AND SAND UP TO FOUR FEET DEEP. THE HIGH SURF ALSO
PRODUCED MINOR DAMAGE TO A FEW HOMES ON THE WEST END. POWER POLES
WERE ALSO KNOCKED DOWN ON THE ISLAND. STORM SURGE INUNDATION PEAKED
BETWEEN 3 AND 5 FEET MHHW ACROSS SOUTHERN MOBILE COUNTY UP INTO THE
FAR NORTH END OF MOBILE BAY. THE HIGHEST TIDAL GAUGE READINGS WERE
3.78 FT MHHW AT COAST GUARD SECTOR MOBILE AND 3.82 FT AT THE BAYOU
LA BATRE BRIDGE. STORM SURGE SURVEYS ALONG SHELL BELT ROAD IN BAYOU
LA BATRE INDICATED WATER LINES THAT REACHED BETWEEN 4-4.5 FT MHHW.
THIS SURGE FLOODING RESULTED IN CLOSURES OF LOW LYING COASTAL ROADS,
SUCH AS SHELL BELT ROAD, THE US HIGHWAY 90 CAUSEWAY, THE FOOT OF THE
DOG RIVER BRIDGE, AND THE DAUPHIN ISLAND CAUSEWAY. COASTAL FLOODING
PERSISTED ACROSS THREE HIGH TIDE CYCLES WHICH RESULTED IN PROLONGED
CLOSURES. OBSERVATIONS AT DAUPHIN ISLAND AND BUCCANEER YACHT CLUB ON
MOBILE BAY MEASURED BRIEF SUSTAINED PERIODS OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE
WINDS BETWEEN 40-45 MPH. GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH WERE RECORDED IN
HEAVIER RAIN BANDS ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MOBILE COUNTY. AN
EF-1 TORNADO IMPACTED PARTS OF SARALAND, SATSUMA, AND CREOLA EARLY
IN THE AFTERNOON ON AUGUST 30TH, RESULTING IN THREE INJURIES. RAINFALL
TOTALS OF 8 TO 11 INCHES WERE RECORDED ACROSS THE COUNTY, ESPECIALLY
IN SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PORTIONS. THIS HEAVY RAINFALL LED TO SOME
URBAN FLOODING IN NEIGHBORS AND DAMAGED SOME DRAINAGE CULVERTS.

BALDWIN              0                 0                     0

STORM SURGE INUNDATION OF 3 TO 4 FT MHHW WAS RECORDED FROM WEEKS BAY
NORTHWARD. THIS RESULTED IN FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS AND CLOSURE
OF THE US HIGHWAY 90 CAUSEWAY. FIVE TO NINE INCHES OF RAIN WAS
MEASURED ACROSS BALDWIN COUNTY. A PORTION OF RIVER ROAD ALONG STYX
RIVER WAS WASHED OUT DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING. A FEW
DRAINAGE CULVERTS WERE ALSO SIGNIFICANT DAMAGED IN THE COUNTY.
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS WERE CONFINED PRIMARILY TO IMMEDIATE
COASTAL AREAS, PARTICULARLY ALONG THE FORT MORGAN PENINSULA.

GEORGE               2                 10                    0

EIGHT TO TWELVE INCHES OF RAIN FELL ACROSS GEORGE COUNTY WHICH
RESULTED IN SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING. A PORTION OF HIGHWAY 26
COLLAPSED JUST WEST OF LUCEDALE, KILLING TWO PEOPLE AND INJURING TEN
OTHERS. ELEVEN OTHER ROADS WERE SIGNIFICANTLY FLOODED AND HAD SOME
FORM OF WASHOUT OR DAMAGE.

OKALOOSA             2                 0                     0

STRONG RIP CURRENTS PRODUCED BY IDA RESULTED IN TWO RIP CURRENT
FATALITIES IN THE WAKE OF THE STORM. ONE OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 1ST
WHEN A 14 YEAR OLD TEEN DROWNED OFF A DESTIN BEACH. THE OTHER
FATALITY OCCURRED ON SEPTEMBER 4TH WHEN A 58 YEAR OLD MAN DROWNED
OFF HENDERSON BEACH STATE PARK.

ESCAMBIA FL          0                 0                     0

HIGH SURF OF AT LEAST TEN FEET RESULTED IN SIGNIFICANT FLOODING AND
SAND ON COASTAL ROADWAYS ALONG THE GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE.
PORTIONS OF THE ROAD AND ACCESS AREAS WERE CLOSED FOR AN EXTENDED
PERIOD OF TIME.

SANTA ROSA           0                 0                     0

HIGH SURF OF AT LEAST TEN FEET RESULTED IN SIGNIFICANT FLOODING AND
SAND ON COASTAL ROADWAYS ALONG THE GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE.
PORTIONS OF THE ROAD AND ACCESS AREAS WERE CLOSED FOR AN EXTENDED
PERIOD OF TIME.

STONE                0                 0                     0

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND GUSTS DOWNED SEVERAL TREES IN STONE
COUNTY. SEVEN TO TENN INCHES OF RAIN WAS RECORDED ONE ROAD HAD TO BE
BARRICADED DUE TO FLOODING. THE LOW LYING RED CREEK AND MILL CREEK
AREAS EXPERIENCED FLOODING, IMPACTING TWO RV PARKS.

CLARKE               0                 0                     0

AN EF-1 TORNADO IMPACTED PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CLARKE COUNTY,
SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGING A COUPLE OF STRUCTURES.

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LEGEND:
I-INCOMPLETE DATA
E-ESTIMATED

BEAMAN

 


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Acknowledgements: Page created by Morgan Barry (forecaster), Jason Beaman (Warning Coordination Meteorologist), & Joe Maniscalco (Observation Program Leader).  

LAST UPDATED: September 2021