Amble’s Ramble

That’s what you call a gully washer! Heavy rain has fallen over the metro with some unofficial reports near Gladstone of over 3″. The heavy rain from late this morning through 1:00 PM has prompted a Flash Flood Warning over the Metro:

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Rainfall rates have been in excess of 1″ per hour which is flat falling. the storms this morning were piggy backing each other in a formation called “Training Storms” where each thunderstorm cell follows the same path as the one prior dumping huge amounts of water in a limited area. This is the latest Doppler Radar imagery showing rainfall estimates as of 1:20 PM.

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The record rainfall on this date is a little over 2.5″. The way it’s coming down and with more to come this afternoon it’s likely we will set a rainfall record for the date: Here’s the latest radar image from about 1:30 PM which tells me there will be at least a couple hours of rain falling on an already soaked city.

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Don’t drive into standing water and please don’t go near or let your kids play near swollen streams. Se safe today and stay dry!

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