THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER

CAMP SPRINGS, MD


STORM SUMMARY MESSAGE



STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 2 FOR HEAVY RAINFALL OVER FLORIDA
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD         
1100 PM EDT TUE MAY 19 2009
 
...RAINFALL TOTALS APPROACHING 10 INCHES AS HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE
ACROSS FLORIDA...
 
FLOOD WARNINGS...WATCHES...AND ADVISORIES ARE CURRENTLY IN EFFECT
FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN FLORIDA.
 
FOR A DETAILED GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE LATEST
WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES...PLEASE SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV

AT 1000 PM EDT...A 1007 MB (29.75 INCHES) SURFACE LOW WAS LOCATED
OFF THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF FLORIDA...BETWEEN THE EVERGLADES
NATIONAL PARK AND THE FLORIDA KEYS.  NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
DOPPLER RADARS AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATED LIGHT TO
MODERATE RAIN WAS MOVING WESTWARD ACROSS MUCH OF FLORIDA...WITH
ISOLATED AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN BEING REPORTED OVER CENTRAL PORTIONS
OF THE STATE.  ALSO...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WERE
OBSERVED ALONG THE NORTHERN ATLANTIC COAST OF FLORIDA.

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL RAINFALL IN INCHES FROM 800 AM EDT MON MAY
18 THROUGH 1100 PM EDT TUE MAY 19...

...FLORIDA...
NW PALM COAST                        12.20                     
DAYTONA BEACH 9.1 WSW                 8.47                     
ORMOND BEACH 3.5 SE                   8.39                     
ST. AUGUSTINE SOUTH 2.1 SSW           7.31                     
ST. AUGUSTINE SHORES 0.7 ESE          7.15                     
SANFORD/ORLANDO                       7.10                     
DE LEON SPRINGS 0.4 SE                6.80                     
DE LAND 5.7 NW                        5.64                     
NEW SMYRNA BEACH 1.5 E                5.41                     
DELTONA 2.9 SE                        5.35                     
MELBOURNE 8.2 NW                      5.27                     
PALM SHORES 1.4 W                     5.18                     
HOMESTEAD AFB                         4.17                     
LEESBURG MUNI ARPT                    3.98                     
VERO BEACH MUNI ARPT                  3.37                     
FORT PIERCE/ST LUCIE                  3.27                     


FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...THE SURFACE LOW CURRENTLY OFF THE
SOUTHWEST COAST OF FLORIDA WILL SLOWLY PROGRESS WESTWARD INTO THE
GULF OF MEXICO.  THE BANDS OF HEAVY RAIN...THUNDERSTORMS...AND
GUSTY WINDS WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO MOVE WESTWARD ACROSS FLORIDA
THROUGHOUT TUESDAY NIGHT AND INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.  WIDESPREAD
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF
FLORIDA...AND BETWEEN 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE
NORTHERN ATLANTIC COAST.  SOME ISOLATED LOCATIONS COULD SEE
RAINFALL TOTALS GREATER THAN 15 INCHES BY THE TIME THIS EVENT IS
OVER.  IN ADDITION...THE CONTINUOUS ONSHORE FLOW WILL CAUSE
POSSIBLE BEACH EROSION AND DANGEROUS MARINE CONDITIONS ALONG THE
NORTH ATLANTIC COAST OF FLORIDA.

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL
PREDICTION CENTER AT 500 AM EDT. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS
EVENT.

GERHARDT





Last Updated: 1041 PM EDT TUE MAY 19 2009