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Severe Flooding Along the Gulf Coast

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

A large area of 10-14 inches of rain has fallen across southern Escambia County, Florida, near and southwest of Pensacola. To the west, over a foot of rain has fallen southwest of Mobile.

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.

Flash flood warnings are in effect for parts of Mobile County, Alabama and Escambia County, Florida. More heavy rain will continue for the next 24 hours in these areas, further worsening the flooding problems.

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