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Almost One Foot Of Rain Near Mobile

| 2:07 pm May 3, 2012

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1100 AM CDT THU MAY 3 2012

…HEAVY RAINFALL TOTALS FOR MOBILE AND BALDWIN COUNTY FROM
WEDNESDAY MAY 2…

A SLOW MOVING SURFACE TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE OVER LOUISIANA COMBINED
WITH DEEP GULF MOISTURE TO BRING WIDEPSPREAD TORRENTIAL RAINFALL
OVER MOBILE AND BALDWIN COUNTIES.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LISTING OF 24 HOUR RAINFALL TOTALS ENDING AT 8 AM
MAY 3RD. SOURCES ARE FROM THE AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEMS
(ASOS)…COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE RAIN HAIL AND SNOW NETWORK
(COCORAHS)…COOPERATIVE OBSERVING NETWORKS (COOP)…AND THE
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN ALABAMA MESONET SITES.

IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT A RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL WAS SET
AT MOBILE REGIONAL AIRPORT ON WEDNESDAY WHEN 6.80 INCHES…AT TIME
OF REPORT…BROKE THE OLD RECORD OF 2.82 INCHES SET IN 1937.

LOCATION SOURCE RAINFALL (INCHES)
———- ———– ————

1.2 NNW DAPHNE, AL COCORAHS 11.47
0.4 SW DAPHNE, AL COCORAHS 10.51
1.5 SSW DAPHNE, AL COCORAHS 9.97
3.7 NNW FAIRHOPE, AL COCORAHS 8.95
3.1 NNE GRAND BAY, AL COCORAHS 7.90
7.9 SE WILMER, AL COCORAHS 7.76
11.4 WSW MOBILE, AL COCORAHS 7.57
4.3 WNW TILLMANS CORNER, AL COCORAHS 7.57
1.2 NE SPANISH FORT, AL COCORAHS 7.44
MOBILE REGIONAL AIRPORT ASOS 6.91
4.7 W MOBILE, AL COCORAHS 6.80
3.1 NNW FAIRHOPE, AL COCORAHS 6.80
4.2 NE DAPHNE, AL COCORAHS 6.68
6.1 WNW MOBILE, AL COCORAHS 6.54
2.4 NNW FAIRHOPE, AL COCORAHS 6.53
4.4 WNW MOBILE, AL COCORAHS 6.52
10.2 WSW MOBILE, AL COCORAHS 6.50
1.5 WSW FAIRHOPE, AL COCORAHS 6.39
2.3 N FAIRHOPE,AL COCORAHS 6.36
1.4 E SARALAND, AL COCORAHS 6.21
7.4 W MOBILE, AL COCORAHS 5.86
FAIRHOPE, AL COOP 5.84
2.6 WNW MOBILE, AL COCORAHS 5.78
SARALAND, AL USA MESONET 5.62
1.8 W MOBILE, AL COCORAHS 5.30
FAIRHOPE, AL USA MESONET 5.19
1.6 SSW POINT CLEAR, AL COCORAHS 4.90
GRAND BAY, AL USA MESONET 4.82
DAUPHIN ISLAND,AL USA MESONET 4.59
DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL COOP 4.58
1.2 WSW MOBILE, AL COCORAHS 4.47
CODEN, AL COOP 4.05
8 SSE THEODORE, AL COCORAHS 3.69
DOG RIVER, MOBILE AL USA MESONET 3.62
3.5 E FAIRHOPE, AL COCORAHS 3.58
0.4 SSW LOXLEY, AL COCORAHS 3.54
ROBERTSDALE, AL USA MESONET 3.14
2.0 SSW FOLEY, AL COCORAHS 2.73
7.4 SW FOLEY, AL COCORAHS 2.43
0.4 ESE FOLEY, AL COCORAHS 1.91
10.9 N BAY MINETTE, AL COCORAHS 1.75
1.4 WSW FAIRHOPE, AL COCORAHS 1.48
3.1 SSW ELBERTA, AL COCORAHS 1.46
2.1 NE ORANGE BEACH, AL COCORAHS 0.86
3.0 ENE ORANGE BEACH, AL COCORAHS 0.80

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