northjaxpro wrote:It was a very fierce, wild round of thunderstorms which moved through Northeast Florida late yesterday and early evening.
A very intense line of storms moved E/SE out of South Georgia through the Jax metro area, bringing strong, winds and very heavy rain. I measured a 57 mph wind gust late yesterday afternoon in a severe thunderstorm and picked up2.3 inches. The lightning was intense. I saw on tge news here that there were some homes badly damaged by lightning, including one by fire, and lightning placing a huge hole in a roof in another.
The rainfall last night put my locale just over 11 inches for the week, which includes Alberto's total.
A very wet start for the sumner season indeed.Yeah, no kidding the rainy season is here.
Also, it reached 95 degrees yesterday here, the hottest day so far this season. No doubt that the very hot temps helped contribute to yesterday's severe weather here.
2.3 inches? wow.
The wind didn't weaken but the rain did. I got 1/10th that on the south side of Jax.
In the run up to the storms, I ran out to do one last errand and as I walked into the grocery store, I noticed it felt strangely dry despite the dark clouds on the horizon.