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Overview of Tropical Storm Fred

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Tropical Storm Fred, at its strongest, was a tropical storm containing sustained winds up to 65mph and a central pressure of 994mb. The main impacts to our region revolved around heavy rainfall, strong wind gusts along our coastal communities, and storm surge ranging from 1 to 4 feet along the coast of the FL Panhandle and Big Bend (highest across the Big Bend at Indian Pass and locations eastward). 

Infrared satellite animation of Tropical Storm Fred as it made landfall on Monday afternoon in Cape San Blas on August 16, 2021. Imagery from NOAA GOES-16 Satellite and compiled by Scott Bachmeier at CIMSS (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Science Studies).
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Estimated Rainfall amounts across the local area from Tropical Storm Fred. Highest rainfall amounts occurred along and just west of the center with high amounts also extending east of the center into the Apalachicola River Basin.  NWS radar imagery of Tropical Storm Fred as it moved towards the FL Panhandle. Orange boxes are marine warnings (only issued outside areas of tropical storm warnings, or where waterspouts are possible), red boxes are tornado warnings, and green are flash flood warnings. Yellow boxes are severe thunderstorm warnings (typically only issued outside area of tropical storm warnings). Imagery compiled by Brian McNoldy.
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