Debby dumps 20 inches of rain; 105° in Denver: hottest day on record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 11:52 AM GMT en Junio 26, 2012

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Florida, the Sunshine State, continues to be the thoroughly sodden state, thanks to torrential rains from slow-moving Tropical Storm Debby. On Monday, Debby spawned an area of intense thunderstorms that blew up over the Florida Panhandle, just east of Apalachicola. A weather station in Wakulia County, 4 miles east of Saint Marks, Florida, recorded 12.99" on rain in just 12 hours, bringing the 48-hour rainfall total at the site to 20.96". Several other stations in Wakulia Country also recorded rainfall amounts in excess of 20 inches, and the heavy rains caused moderate to major flooding on area rivers. Debby did not spawn any tornadoes on Monday, thankfully.


Figure 1. Radar-estimated rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby shows an area of extreme rainfall in excess of 15 inches has affected the Florida Panhandle.

Dry air and high wind shear continue to disrupt Debby. Our Wundermap for the surrounding ocean areas shows that winds at almost all buoys and coastal stations along the Gulf Coast were below 25 mph at 7 am EDT. Visible satellite loops show Debby has virtually no heavy thunderstorms near its center of circulation, which will severely limit its potential for intensification. The heavy thunderstorms of Debby are mostly on the east and north sides. Upper-level winds out of the west creating a high 20 - 25 knots of wind shear that continues to drive dry air into Debby's core. This dry air can be seen on Water vapor satellite loops. Ocean temperatures are about 27.5°C (81°F) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, which is about 1°F above average, but these waters do not extend to great depth, which will limit how strong Debby can get.


Figure 2. True-color visible Terra satellite image of Debby taken at 12:30 pm EDT Monday June 25, 2012. At the time, Debby had top winds of 45mph. Note the heavy thunderstorms on the north side of the center, which were dumping extremely heavy rains over the Florida Panhandle that caused major flooding on area rivers. Image credit: NASA.

Forecast for Debby
Debby's slow motion will make rainfall the primary threat from the storm, though tornadoes will continue to be a threat over the next few days. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed most of Florida in its "Slight Risk" area for severe weather today. The slow motion of Debby will inhibit intensification of the storm by stirring up cooler waters from the depths to the surface. Debby's close proximity to land places a portion of its circulation over land, which will also tend to slow down intensification. Wind shear is expected to remain in the high range through Wednesday, and given the storm's other problems, significant intensification before landfall on Florida's Gulf Coast is unlikely.

Denver's 105°: hottest temperature in city history
The mercury soared to 105° in Denver, Colorado on Monday, tying the record for the hottest temperature ever measured in the city. The city also hit 105° on July 20, 2005 and August 8, 1878. Yesterday's 105° reading was the city's fourth consecutive day in the triple digit heat. The city's record streak of 100°+ days is five, set in 1989 and again in 2005. Denver's forecast today calls for highs of 100 - 104°, so the city will likely tie its all-time mark for consecutive 100°+ days.

In many respects, the extreme heat that has scorched Colorado since Saturday is the state's most intense heat wave in recorded history. According to wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt, Saturday's 114° reading in Las Animas tied for the hottest temperature ever measured in the state of Colorado. Two other 114° readings have occurred in Colorado history: in Las Animas on July 1, 1933, and in Sedgwick on July 11, 1954. Colorado Springs tied its all-time record for warmest temperature ever measured on both Saturday and Sunday, with readings of 100°. The record heat in Colorado has exacerbated numerous destructive wildfires, and the Governor reported over the weekend that half of the nation's firefighting fleet has been deployed to Colorado. On Sunday, a wildfire that grew to more than 3 square miles near Colorado Springs drove 11,000 residents (2% of the city's population) out of their homes. In Fort Collins, the mercury hit 102° on Sunday, just 1° below the city's all-time hottest temperature of 103° set on Jul 21, 2005. The heat did no favors for firefighters struggling to the contain the massive 81,000 acre High Park fire fifteen miles northwest of Fort Collins. The fire is the second largest and most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history, and is 45% contained. La Junta, CO hit 110° on Sunday, tying its all-time hottest temperature record, set on June 28, 1990. Today is the last day of exceptional heat for Colorado, as the ridge of high pressure responsible slides to the east, bringing record-breaking heat to the Midwest instead.

Jeff Masters

One of Debbie's tornados (whgator3)
Tornado crossing Lk. Winterset in Winter Haven, Fl 6/24 8pm
One of Debbie's tornados
TS Debbie on Bayshore (robb04047)
Waves crashing on Bayshore Blvd.
TS Debbie on Bayshore

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800. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
11:12 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
she crossing the land now
leaving the cooler upwelled waters behind
and moves out over fresher warm water
and a stream for good measure
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799. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
11:09 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting icmoore:
I just want to say that I know a lot of people have been talking about people bashing the NHC, mets, other bloggers, etc about the "blown forecast of Debby" but what I will personally remember about Debby is what a great comfort it was for me being alone with 3 dogs and only moved here in Dec. oh, and did I mention that while I have been a "flippin' Floridan :) my whole life (56 years) I have always lived more inland while longing for the beach. I was sitting here on a barrier island across the street from the Gulf but I had people here feeding me current info and visuals and many people going through the same or similar or have been there before. I also enjoyed the humor during the stressful hours even the trolls did not diminish the experience for me and I know that is saying a lot :) Nothing is perfect not man or his machines :) but I want to say thank you to everyone here for being here with me and what a cool weather experience it was!
and we will be here to do it again the next time as well
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798. VirginIslandsVisitor
10:45 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


A few showers moving thru. I posted on your Caribbean blog what may be a better chance for plenty of rain as an active wave (Now around 37w) will move thru by Monday.


Really hope so, guys. It's getting so dry here in St. Thomas. The water trucks are starting their convoys over here!

Lindy
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797. icmoore
9:31 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
I just want to say that I know a lot of people have been talking about people bashing the NHC, mets, other bloggers, etc about the "blown forecast of Debby" but what I will personally remember about Debby is what a great comfort it was for me being alone with 3 dogs and only moved here in Dec. oh, and did I mention that while I have been a "flippin' Floridan :) my whole life (56 years) I have always lived more inland while longing for the beach. I was sitting here on a barrier island across the street from the Gulf but I had people here feeding me current info and visuals and many people going through the same or similar or have been there before. I also enjoyed the humor during the stressful hours even the trolls did not diminish the experience for me and I know that is saying a lot :) Nothing is perfect not man or his machines :) but I want to say thank you to everyone here for being here with me and what a cool weather experience it was!
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796. MrMixon
9:23 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting pcola57:


Don't know if you saw this but Lamar set a new temp. record of 107 today..
Compare that to the worlds highest temp for today was 116 in Marrakech,Morocco..just 9 degrees above Lamar..according to WU
Very hot conditions in Colorado..
PS..The homepage here at WU shows Lamar now at 110..
Lamar CO


Oh geez, no I hadn't heard that. If I hear "well at least it's a dry heat" one more time I think I might scream... dry heat is the last thing our tinderbox forests need right now.
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795. islander101010
9:23 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting cheaterwon:
So is Lake City Florida really about to be a city under a lake. Talk about prophetic naming of a city. If anyone is from there please stay safe and listen to all warnings it looks like it could double up there from yesterdays rain totals, that's scary.
Link
great.people.up.there
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794. MrMixon
9:17 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Firefighters battling 6-acre wildfire near Bison Drive west of Boulder

Well crud... I know most eyes are on Debby right now, but it sounds like at least one of those brand new fires in Boulder County has gotten enough momentum to warrant an air tanker and helicopter response. Just did a quickie check and this 6-acre-and-growing fire is a mere SIX miles east of my house.

Just have to focus on work a couple more hours and then I can rush home to review my evacuation preparations.

Think humid thoughts for us out here - looks like Ma' Nature has nothing for us in the short-term:

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793. cheaterwon
9:12 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
So is Lake City Florida really about to be a city under a lake. Talk about prophetic naming of a city. If anyone is from there please stay safe and listen to all warnings it looks like it could double up there from yesterdays rain totals, that's scary.
Link
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792. pcola57
9:11 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting MrMixon:
Don't you hate it when you hear thunder, look outside and see gusty winds but no rain, and then check your local news source to find out that firefighters are responding to not one, not two, but FOUR new wildfires in your home county? Yeah, I hate that too - it's gonna be a long summer...




Above you can see the mostly dry thunderstorms attempting to set Boulder County on fire...


Don't know if you saw this but Lamar set a new temp. record of 107 today..
Compare that to the worlds highest temp for today was 116 in Marrakech,Morocco..just 9 degrees above Lamar..according to WU
Very hot conditions in Colorado..
PS..The homepage here at WU shows Lamar now at 110..
Lamar CO
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791. Tribucanes
9:10 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
NHC no longer expecting this to weaken to T.D over Florida and the chances of this becoming a Hurricane by Friday/Saturday have gone up. I think as Debby moves closer and closer to the energy she threw off the last three days she may be able to access it again and restart intensification. I see our blob just to the NE of Debby is looking a little stronger than a couples hours ago too. Going to be a very interesting night.
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790. nigel20
9:09 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting MAweatherboy1:

If she survives the trip, I think so... I wouldn't be surprised to see her near hurricane status briefly since conditions should be favorable... I'll say a 65mph second peak.

I thinks so too..thanks much!
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789. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
9:07 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
788. MAweatherboy1
9:05 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting nigel20:

Hey MA...do you think that Debby will restrengthen after traversing Florida?

If she survives the trip, I think so... I wouldn't be surprised to see her near hurricane status briefly since conditions should be favorable... I'll say a 65mph second peak.
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787. RitaEvac
9:02 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting LargoFl:
so thats a good thing for you guys..rain at last


over a square mile......
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786. TropicalAnalystwx13
9:02 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
"THE NEW NHC FORECAST IS FASTER THAN THE PREVIOUS ONE BUT IS NOT AS
QUICK AS THE ECMWF/UKMET/MULTI-MODEL CONSENSUS...BOTH BECAUSE OF
CONTINUITY AND RESPECT FOR THE GFS."
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785. nigel20
9:02 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting MAweatherboy1:
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM DEBBY ADVISORY NUMBER 14
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042012
500 PM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012

...DEBBY MAKES LANDFALL NEAR STEINHATCHEE...COASTAL AND INLAND
FLOODING THREATS REMAIN...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...29.5N 83.4W
ABOUT 35 MI...55 KM NNW OF CEDAR KEY FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 70 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...995 MB...29.38 INCHES

Hey MA...do you think that Debby will restrengthen after traversing Florida?
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784. 12george1
9:00 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
That new forecast track almost looks like Tropical Storm Leslie in 2000, except it started further inland
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783. Civicane49
9:00 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
TROPICAL STORM DEBBY DISCUSSION NUMBER 14
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042012
500 PM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012

AN AIR FORCE MISSION THAT ENDED EARLY THIS AFTERNOON MEASURED
BIAS-CORRECTED SFMR WINDS JUST BELOW TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH. BASED
ON THOSE DATA...IT IS ASSUMED THAT THERE ARE STILL A FEW SPOTS OF
TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS REMAINING IN BANDS TO THE SOUTHEAST OF
THE CENTER. IN THE FACE OF STRONG WESTERLY VERTICAL WIND
SHEAR...DEBBY IS GENERATING ONLY LIMITED DEEP CONVECTION TO THE
NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER OVER NORTHERN FLORIDA...AND HAS LESS THAN A
FULLY TROPICAL APPEARANCE. THE CYCLONE IS ALSO BEING OVERTAKEN BY A
LARGE REGION OF DRY AIR OVER THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES AND GULF OF
MEXICO. THE PASSAGE OF DEBBY OVER LAND...IN ADDITION TO THE
NEGATIVE FACTORS CITED ABOVE...WILL LIKELY CAUSE DEBBY TO WEAKEN TO
A DEPRESSION WITHIN 12 HOURS. AFTER THE CENTER EMERGES OVER THE
WESTERN ATLANTIC...SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER SHEAR AND WARMER WATERS
FAVOR SOME RE-INTENSIFICATION OF THE CYCLONE LATER IN THE FORECAST
PERIOD. THE NEW NHC FORECAST IS CLOSE TO THE SHIPS/LGEM GUIDANCE
AND IS BASICALLY AN UPDATE OF THE PREVIOUS ONE.

AS ADVERTISED BY DYNAMICAL MODELS...DEBBY IS MOVING FASTER TOWARD
THE EAST-NORTHEAST AND THE INITIAL MOTION ESTIMATE IS 070/05. THE
INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS RELATED TO AN INCREASING WESTERLY MID-
TO UPPER-TROPOSPHERIC FLOW ASSOCIATED WITH AN UNUSUALLY DEEP
LONGWAVE TROUGH DIGGING OFFSHORE THE ATLANTIC SEABOARD. THE GFS
BRIEFLY SLOWS THE CYCLONE MOTION IN THE FIRST 12-24 HOURS OF THE
FORECAST...AND PERHAPS AS A RESULT THE WESTERN ATLANTIC TROUGH
FAILS TO CAPTURE DEBBY AS STRONGLY AS SHOWN BY THE ECMWF AND UKMET.
THE NEW NHC FORECAST IS FASTER THAN THE PREVIOUS ONE BUT IS NOT AS
QUICK AS THE ECMWF/UKMET/MULTI-MODEL CONSENSUS...BOTH BECAUSE OF
CONTINUITY AND RESPECT FOR THE GFS.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 26/2100Z 29.5N 83.4W 35 KT 40 MPH...ON THE COAST
12H 27/0600Z 29.5N 82.5W 30 KT 35 MPH...INLAND
24H 27/1800Z 29.7N 81.4W 30 KT 35 MPH...INLAND
36H 28/0600Z 30.0N 79.7W 30 KT 35 MPH...OVER WATER
48H 28/1800Z 30.3N 77.7W 35 KT 40 MPH
72H 29/1800Z 31.4N 74.1W 35 KT 40 MPH
96H 30/1800Z 33.5N 71.0W 40 KT 45 MPH
120H 01/1800Z 36.6N 66.0W 45 KT 50 MPH

$$
FORECASTER KIMBERLAIN/FRANKLIN
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782. Civicane49
8:59 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
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781. TropicalAnalystwx13
8:59 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
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780. Articuno
8:59 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
...DEBBY MAKES LANDFALL NEAR STEINHATCHEE...COASTAL AND INLAND FLOODING THREATS REMAIN...
5:00 PM EDT Tue Jun 26
Location: 29.5°N 83.4°W
Moving: ENE at 6 mph
Min pressure: 995 mb
Max sustained: 40 mph
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779. southfla
8:59 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
The meteorological conditions that led to this extreme rain event were a combination of TS Debby and a frontal boundary to her N and NE. If it were either alone, it would not have produced the heavy rainfall and flooding that occurred. It was this same frontal boundary and the associated upper-level westerly high wind shear that stripped the energy from Debby and moved it toward the east and northeast.

This is why it seems like such an unusual tropical storm. Now why they interacted in this way, well that is above my pay grade. Perhaps someone else can explain it.

Click on the main US map on the Wunderground main page and you will see the blue frontal boundary marked just to the north of where all the heavy rain is still occurring.
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778. MAweatherboy1
8:58 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM DEBBY ADVISORY NUMBER 14
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042012
500 PM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012

...DEBBY MAKES LANDFALL NEAR STEINHATCHEE...COASTAL AND INLAND
FLOODING THREATS REMAIN...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...29.5N 83.4W
ABOUT 35 MI...55 KM NNW OF CEDAR KEY FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 70 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...995 MB...29.38 INCHES
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777. WillJax
8:58 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Omg another day of full-on rain. I love rain but this is ridiculous!! Front garden is completely flooded. Thank goodness there are no winds to come or the trees would easily fall after such a thorough soaking.
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776. cyclonekid
8:58 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
036
WTNT24 KNHC 262058
TCMAT4

TROPICAL STORM DEBBY FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 14
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042012
2100 UTC TUE JUN 26 2012

CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND FLORIDA BIG
BEND FROM MEXICO BEACH TO WEST OF STEINHATCHEE HAS BEEN
DISCONTINUED.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE FLORIDA GULF COAST FROM STEINHATCHEE TO ENGLEWOOD

TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 29.5N 83.4W AT 26/2100Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 20 NM

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST OR 70 DEGREES AT 5 KT

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 995 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT.
34 KT....... 20NE 150SE 0SW 50NW.
12 FT SEAS.. 0NE 150SE 0SW 0NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 29.5N 83.4W AT 26/2100Z
AT 26/1800Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 29.3N 83.6W

FORECAST VALID 27/0600Z 29.5N 82.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND 30 KT...GUSTS 40 KT.

FORECAST VALID 27/1800Z 29.7N 81.4W...INLAND
MAX WIND 30 KT...GUSTS 40 KT.

FORECAST VALID 28/0600Z 30.0N 79.7W...OVER WATER
MAX WIND 30 KT...GUSTS 40 KT.

FORECAST VALID 28/1800Z 30.3N 77.7W
MAX WIND 35 KT...GUSTS 45 KT.
34 KT... 60NE 80SE 20SW 50NW.

FORECAST VALID 29/1800Z 31.4N 74.1W
MAX WIND 35 KT...GUSTS 45 KT.
34 KT... 90NE 120SE 50SW 50NW.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 175 NM
ON DAY 4 AND 225 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 20 KT EACH DAY

OUTLOOK VALID 30/1800Z 33.5N 71.0W
MAX WIND 40 KT...GUSTS 50 KT.

OUTLOOK VALID 01/1800Z 36.6N 66.0W
MAX WIND 45 KT...GUSTS 55 KT.

REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 29.5N 83.4W

NEXT ADVISORY AT 27/0300Z

$$
FORECASTER KIMBERLAIN/FRANKLIN
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775. LargoFl
8:57 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:
White out

so thats a good thing for you guys..rain at last
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774. LargoFl
8:56 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting luvtogolf:


Got it. But I will say that Sunday's rain event was one of the most intense weather events I have ever experienced.
yes its the most intense ive ever seen either..just imagine..if along with all we went thru..there was also..along with that..125-150 mph winds..geez....i just cannot imaginge being here, in my home..with THAT coming thru here...now i know..to leave and come back when its over
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773. cyclonekid
8:56 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Advisory taking a while to get out.
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772. RitaEvac
8:54 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
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771. nigel20
8:54 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


A few showers moving thru. I posted on your Caribbean blog what may be a better chance for plenty of rain as an active wave (Now around 37w) will move thru by Monday.

I'm hoping for the some rain as well...the eastern end of Jamaica is now experiencing drought conditions and water limitations, so any rain would be welcome at the moment.
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770. jeffs713
8:53 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting bluheelrtx:
I'm not sure what your glass is half full of, but I'd like some myself.

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade... but be sure to save some to squirt into people's eyes when the time is right.

(At least I'm *trying* to stay positive... Tomball gets screwed more often than not with rain events during a drought)
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769. bluheelrtx
8:51 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting jeffs713:

Lol. Of course, right now, this means that my house got the outflow and cooling from the storm, while people that got just a little rain now have stupidly high humidity.
I'm not sure what your glass is half full of, but I'd like some myself.
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768. luvtogolf
8:48 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting LargoFl:
no the shields held, no hurricane came in..lol


Got it. But I will say that Sunday's rain event was one of the most intense weather events I have ever experienced.
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767. rxse7en
8:45 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting flbeachgirl:


The Jax airport is on the north side of town and I think most of the rain has been south of there, but I can't find the totals right now. I live on the southside close to the Intercoastal and work in Orange Park and we've been dumped on. And dumped on...and dumped on...
I'm out towards the Beaches and I've drained my pool twice...8" each time. I'm guessing we've had around 12-16" here.
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766. washingtonian115
8:45 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
(Picks in head to see what's been going on)....mmmm Let's see.Why not to bash Levi speeches(some of you all need a 4Qing Grammy).Debbie is still alive(Those poor people in Florida are tired of you Debbie!!!).What's new?.
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765. RitaEvac
8:45 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
I-10 going in it now



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764. LeMoyne
8:44 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting LargoFl:

It's not like any of Debby's
bath water
is cold...
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763. jeffs713
8:42 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


That is nearly as bad as your neighbor across the street getting two inches of rain and all you get is the sunshine and the heat. .... Don't laugh. I watched my neighbor get 1/4" and I did not get a drop. Yep! Right on the edge, I was. In more ways than one!

Lol. Of course, right now, this means that my house got the outflow and cooling from the storm, while people that got just a little rain now have stupidly high humidity.
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762. nigel20
8:41 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting floridafisherman:
ive been a member here for a long time but dont post often. i did want to comment on Debbie though. i live in lehigh acres, about 10 miles east of ft myers and ive been through alot of storms here...ernesto, charlie, wilma, fay, jeanne being some of them. i just cant believe how windy it has gotten over the last day here. it seems as the further away and weaker debbie is getting, the stronger the winds have been getting. we have been getting alot of benifitial rain here, luckily its been mostly spread out with the exceptions of the heavier stuff when we got the feeder bands and squall lines. there is some coastal flooding and some severe erosion on the barrier islands here and when going over the caloosahatchee river this morning, the tide was very high, practically flooding. i cant imagine the flooding further north.

anyhow, i must say this storm has been full of surprises. and it should be a loud wakeup call for those who think lightly of tropical systems. if a minimal tropical storm can conjure up this much destruction, imagine what a much stronger storm meandering in the gulf can do. the people around tampa should especially take heed. this storm showed the vulnerability of the highway system. closed bridges and expressways limits access and more importantly, evacuation routes.

Agreed. I think we some times underestimate the effects weaker of Tropical systems...hopefully lessons will be learnt from Tropical Storm Debby, so that they could negate the effects of a future storms.
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761. MrMixon
8:40 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Don't you hate it when you hear thunder, look outside and see gusty winds but no rain, and then check your local news source to find out that firefighters are responding to not one, not two, but FOUR new wildfires in your home county? Yeah, I hate that too - it's gonna be a long summer...




Above you can see the mostly dry thunderstorms attempting to set Boulder County on fire...
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760. Some1Has2BtheRookie
8:40 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
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759. TropicalAnalystwx13
8:40 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting Slamguitar:
Is Debby ahead of Chris in ACE yet? She's been a TS for a while now.

Not quite yet.
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758. 12george1
8:39 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
I can't wait until the 5 p.m. advisory
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757. Pirate999
8:38 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:






Is that wet stuff? To bad it won't make to the coast...
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756. LargoFl
8:37 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
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755. bohonkweatherman
8:36 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
109.8 here at 330 pm, 32 percent humidity, Under Severe Storm Watch until 10 pm Caused by the Intense Heat over Texas
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754. jeffs713
8:36 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


Looks like Tomball is getting a little attention.

Nope. Initiated near my house, but no rain fell. Areas 2 miles to my SW got dumped on, tho.
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753. Tropicsweatherpr
8:36 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting nigel20:

Thanks for the info, Tropics. What is the weather like in Puerto Rico at the moment?


A few showers moving thru. I posted on your Caribbean blog what may be a better chance for plenty of rain as an active wave (Now around 37w) will move thru by Monday.
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751. LargoFl
8:36 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
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750. LargoFl
8:35 PM GMT en Junio 26, 2012
Quoting luvtogolf:
So did the Tampa shields fail because of the extreme rainfall or do the shields only apply to hurricane force winds?
no the shields held, no hurricane came in..lol
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