Tropical Storm Debby Producing Excessive Rainfall Over Florida.
Blog updated at 9:53 AM MDT.
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Visible Satellite Image Of T.S. Storm Debby.
At 8:15 AM MDT.
NHC Forecast Track Of T.S. Debby.
Tropical Storm Debby is undergoing wind shear as she continues to wobble east this morning. She is expected to move inland by tomorrow and will weaken into a Tropical Depression. Debby is still forecast to emerge out over the Atlantic by around Thursday. She will continue to battle wind shear which should keep her from strengthening significantly.
Debby had sustained winds of 40 mph with higher gusts as of 11 AM EDT. She continues to produce very heavy rainfall over portions of northern Florida. This will continue into Thursday. For additional local information on Debby please visit the Tallahassee National Weather Service Office Web Page, or the Jacksonville National Weather Service Office Web Page.
T.S. Debby 24 Hour Rainfall Totals.
T.S. Debby 7-Day Rainfall Totals.
Tropical Storm Debby was located about 85 miles west of Cedar Key, Florida at 6 AM MDT this morning. She continues her painfully slow wobble to the east at 3 mph. Her central pressure was down to 991 millibars, or 29.26 inches of mercury. She still has sustained winds of 45 mph with higher gusts. Debby is expected to continue on this course and perhaps weaken in a day or so as she moves inland. Debby is forecast to re-strengthen as she emerges out in the Atlantic sometime around Thursday or Friday.
Debby continues to dumped excessive rainfall over parts of Florida especially in the Tallahassee area. An automated ran gauge located 1 mile east of Sanborn, in Wakulla County, Florida had measured 20.10" of rain as of midnight last night. Another automated rain gauge located 2 miles northwest of Panacea-Wakulla had measured 20.63" as of midnight last night. Storm total rainfall amounts of 15" - 25" are expected with Debby over parts of northern Florida.
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