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Old 04-30-2014, 05:03 PM   #1
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The monsoon in north Florida

As some of you know the north gulf coast got incredible rain last night. Pensacola had 26 inches recorded over the past day. We did not have that much but it was incredible here as well. Extreme high tides and very bad flooding. As high as some of the hurricanes. Spent a good part of the morning trying to keep the boat off the top of the pilings. My heart goes out to all who were flooded out of their homes and affected by this storm so much more than we were. Take care and stay out of harms way.
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:22 PM   #2
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Wow, that's a lot of rain. Hope Janice and Seaweed hasn't washed out to sea. I hope everyone is safe.Larry
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:33 PM   #3
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Hope Janice and Seaweed hasn't washed out to sea.I
Don't think the problems at Carrabelle came anywhere near close to what they were in Pensacola. Although I suspect that she has had all the rain that she can stand for a bit. Nothing more lonesome than being a singlehander with several days of steady rain pouring down.

Not all that bad over here (even further East than Carrabelle), although certainly raining cats and dogs (saw a poodle in the road).
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:44 PM   #4
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Yeah, our yard is flooded, but that is more a reflection of the heavy rains we have had every few days for the last 6 weeks or so. I'd say here in Wakulla we got about 4 to 6 inches yesterday and another 2 today.

Its been a wet few years.
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:22 PM   #5
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Just a little north of Tallahassee we got 13.4 inches some crazy weather
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This thread has me really worried, I'm on the opposite end of the continent from my boat. Anyone have any info on the Tampa Bay area. Any damages to boats or marinas?
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:32 AM   #7
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I dont think there is any concern. The bulk of what I saw was all on the north Florida gulf coast. But I expect one of our Tampa area folks will confirm for you.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:48 AM   #8
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My boat is in Sarasota not bad there

but it is hitting the big bend part of the panhandle again right now

I know that is where I am now

3 inches in the last 2 hours
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:08 AM   #9
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It's just a lot of rain up here, not too much wind and no tornadoes that I've heard of. I would think that Tampa area is fine. My brother in Fort Myers hadn't seen any weather at all as of yesterday afternoon.

Sounds like Tallahassee actually got more than we did down here on the coast in Wakulla, which is rare. We seem to live in the wettest part of the world the last few years.
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Big sigh of relief!!! Thanks guys.
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Here in the PNW we're known for our rain.

Yesterday and today .. dry and 80 degrees.

Good luck all of you in the SE.
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Four to seven inches around DC. Not as bad as other areas, but pretty bad for us.













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Old 05-01-2014, 02:15 PM   #13
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Here in the PNW we're known for our rain.

Yesterday and today .. dry and 80 degrees.

Good luck all of you in the SE.
Thanks for the good wishes.

I've spent a lot of time in Portland and Seattle. It sure is gray and drizzley up there a lot, but it doesn't seem to me to rain like it does here. More of a long term accumulation thing rather than our drenching multi inches per hour stuff.

Not sure which I prefer, honestly. Enjoy your sun, I'll be in Seattle week after next, I hope it holds.
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Wow, that's a lot of rain. Hope Janice and Seaweed hasn't washed out to sea. I hope everyone is safe.Larry
Thanks Larry... all's well here in Carrabelle. The Kidlet's house in Pensacola (not in a flood zone) did end up with 1" throughout. She woke up and they were able to prevent a lot of the incursion. The waterline on her back door after it receded was 1' though her west fence showed 24" back there.

Her husband found the drier exhaust hose had been pushed off and water was pouring in there. Towels stopped that up but it was a mess.

Thankfully a couple years back they'd torn out the carpet and replaced it with tile (that stuff that looks like wood) and they never lost power so that was good.

I'm glad I'm on a boat with solar and wind generators. There is a degree of independence from living life off the grid though I'll admit I've become right fond of the power cord here at the mechanic's place. I even ran my crock pot one whole day, and the reefer hasn't been off. This decadent life is pretty doggone good.
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:15 PM   #15
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We got 27 inches in one day here at Pensacola. We got 5.7 inches in ONE hour. Our roads are collapsing and several washouts. We actually got more water than we did with Ivan without the surge or winds. The Blue Heron did fantastic with fender boards and lots of line. Here are some pics. I'm at Lost Key Marina.



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Great pics BH, glad all affected seem to be safe.
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BH-pretty amazing that the dock lights are still on! Would have thought that the marina would have shut those down. Don't know that I would feel great walking down the docks!
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BH-pretty amazing that the dock lights are still on! Would have thought that the marina would have shut those down. Don't know that I would feel great walking down the docks!
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yea they remained on as did the fuel pumps! Docks are built to "submerge" to avoid the storm surge or so I'm told. The south east winds and the tide conspired to make the flooding terrible. No warning other than coastal flooding. It was an understatement.
I came out ok. Sea Tow and Coasties were busy!
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My guy checked my boat on siesta key Sarasota today. No issues...
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