Monday, December 12, 2011
Nor'easter Delivers Badly Needed Rain! Small Hail on the West Side!
We said bring it on nature! Nature has delivered! The picture above shows us how powerful this nor'easter has become. We tracked a few thunderstorms in off the ocean in our volatile atmosphere late last night and early this morning and even though no severe weather was reported we did have pea-size hail at I-295 and Blanding. Thanks for sending this great shot in Jesse! Even better most areas have received the one to two inches of rain. But I do have reports in the two to four inch range where there was thunder and even a report closer to five inches in Flagler County. Now we are talking real drought relief!
Radar rain estimates are lighting the maps up nicely! Where you see the green hues that is our widespread one to two inches of rain. Notice the widespread two to four inches in the yellow and orange shading especially east of I-95 in St. Johns and Flagler Counties. This includes over 3.5 inches in St. Augustine! WOW! Also Ware and Clinch Counties in southeast Georgia got in on some of the nice bright yellows! The purple shading near the Gulf Stream is an incredible 12" of rain. Our nor'easter to remember or what I have called the full moon nor'easter of 2011 should start winding down this afternoon. Rain will be out of here before the late day and evening rush hour but still be careful out on the roads. There is still a lot of ponding of water being reported even though our flood advisories will be allowed to expire. There also have been numerous accidents. I will check back with you later this afternoon on specific rain amounts! Be safe and take care so you can enjoy some night bright moonlight tonight!! It has been awhile. I also have your Christmas forecast update! See you soon.