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Debby Dumps Historic Rains on North-Central Florida

7-Day Rainfall Estimates for N-Central Florida (most of which, fell from Tropical Storm Debby)

The amount of rain left behind from Tropical Storm Debby will likely forever be in the record books.  Not only were several daily rainfall records shattered, 3-day totals were also ranked very high in the “top ten” lists for some cities.  Flooding was exacerbated by an already saturated ground from the 5 to 10 inches of rain that fell three weeks prior from Tropical Storm Beryl.  Here are the latest totals we have gathered in the WRUF weather center.

 

RECORDS BROKEN:

  • Gainesville monthly record for June (so far):  16.58″ (14.77″ in 1965)
  • Gainesville daily record for June 24:  6.95″ (old record 2.35″ in 1974)
  • Jacksonville daily record for June 25:  7.36″ (old record 2.92″ in 2008)
  • Jacksonville daily record for June 26:  5.20″ (old record 3.37″ in 1996)

3-DAY TOTALS RANKING:

  • Gainesville’s 3-day total is second all-time:  12.02″
  • Jacksonville 3-day total is second all-time:  13.78″

OTHER 3-DAY RAINFALL TOTALS:

  • Lake City – 17.29″
  • *Live Oak – 15.30″
  • White Springs – 16.67″
  • Live Oak – 16.35″
  • Starke – 13.90″
  • *Fort White – 13.38″
  • *Gainesville (SW) – 13.24″
  • *Keystone Heights – 11.67″
  • *Micanopy – 11.31″
  • *Newberry – 11.16″
  • *High Springs – 11.16″
  • *Interlachen – 10.67″
  • *Palatka – 9.91″
  • Ocala – 7.20″
  • High Springs – 6.60″
  • St. Augustine – 4.35″

*Report came from CCRHSN (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network)

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