Severe Flooding in Pensacola Area

| June 9, 2012 @ 11:51 am

LATE REPORT 115 PM
Water is entering the first floor of Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. Numerous areas roads are flooded.

ORIGINAL POST
You have to hand to the HPC guys for their quantitative precipitation forecasts late in the week. They were calling for a bullseye of 10 inches near Pensacola. When those guys say something like that, it gets your attention.

And giving credit where credit is due, they nailed it. Six to thirteen inches of rain has fallen across southern Escambia County, Florida, near and southwest of Pensacola.

Here is the River Forecast Center precipitation product, which takes into account radar data, ran gauges, satellite information and human experience:

There are numerous reports of flooding/water in homes in the Myrtle Grove, Perdido Key, Fairfield Drive areas in Southern Escambia. Numerous water rescues are underway.

Look at this radar estimate on the right and current radar on the left, with a surface observation from 11:00 a.m. showing a wind gust to 51 mph!

8.58″ inches of rain in the past seven hours at the Naval Air Station:

Flash flood warnings obviously in effect for parts of Escambia County.

All this in addition to flooding that is ongoing in the Mobile area as well where a flash flood warning is in effect for parts of Mobile County.

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