UPDATE ON RAINS THAT PRECEDED FLORIDA’S COLD FRONT

Updated rainfall totals from the Key West National Weather Service have been added to the map

Torrential rainfall in the Florida Keys were caused by abundant tropical moisture fed by a stagnant low pressure between south Florida and the Yucatan peninsula. Additional rains came from storms associated with a strong cold front that approached from the north, causing an EF-2 tornado with 111-135 mph winds west of Ft Lauderdale at Sunrise and Plantation Tuesday night.

Tuesday’s big rains were:
Appalachicola 6.99
Key West 6.91
Fort Myers 3.84
Panama City 2.77
Vero Beach 2.28
Manor, GA 1.91
Ft. Pierce 1.95
Homerville, GA 1.60
Valdosta, GA 1.55
Indian River 1.48
Mayport 1.35

Most other NE Florida/SE Georgia
Reporting sites were less than one inch.

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