Big Rains from Tropical Storm Cindy

Rain From Cindy
Rain From Cindy

It was days of big rainfall across the Gulf Coast from Tropical Storm Cindy. In the News 5 area, many locations recorded  5 to 12 inches of rain. Added to the rain from earlier in the month, that leaves the official rain recording site at Mobile’s airport with 12 inches, and Pensacola’s airport at 18 inches. These are big and very close to recent record values.

In 2012, Mobile had almost 14 inches of rain in June. In 2003 Mobile had 21 inches of rain in June. There actually was a June record set of 27 inches, back in 1900.

For the year Mobile is at 44 inches and Pensacola is at 47 inches. Rain amounts are always dramatically different in even short distances like a couple of miles. They also depend on what type of rain gauge is measuring and and how will placed and calibrated it is. Here’s a sampling of rain within the WKRG-TV viewing area due to Tropical Storm Cindy. These are only the locations that recorded more than half a foot. Many other locations were closer to 4 to 5 inches.

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Rain from TS Cindy

Gautier 9.8″
Vancleave 11.3″
Ocean Springs 18.7″

ALABAMA
Uriah 6.2″
Daphne 6.3″
Excel 6.4″
Wilmer 6.6″
WKRG-TV 6.5″
Orange Beach 6.7″
Fairhope 7.0″
Jackson 7.0″
Loxley 7.1″
Repton 7.2″
Tilmans Corner 7.3″
Grove Hill 7.6″
Hickory Ridge Subdivison 7.7″
Foley 7.8″
Bay Minette 7.9″
Mobile 8.3″
Pollard 8.5″
Saraland 9.0″
Elberta 10.8″
Gulf Shores 15.7″

FLORIDA
Milton 6.4″
Johnsons Beach 8.0″
Pensacola 8.3″
Navarre 8.3″

For more rainfall estimates and totalsgo to https://water.weather.gov/precip/  and also check https://www.cocorahs.org/

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