Key West, Miami and Del Ray Flooding... Day 3? Someone turn the water off...
Ron Schwartz took this picture earlier in Pembroke Pines, Florida... great pic. Thanks Bro! He's a real estate appraiser... but a great photographer as well and loves to send me pics when ever weather happens and it happens a lot in South Florida.
What a day. Frozen precipitation in Minnesota and Iowa on the news... historic snow totals.
Note the whole area seems to rotate around a point in the NE Gulf of Mexico:
And. no matter how much rain seems to fall the area that is generating the rain is anchored and not going away. And.... the area that came off the Yucatan is growing in size south of Cuba..
Now............down to the south on the other side of that big, swirling blob in the Gulf of Mexico parts of Key West are under water. More ironically.. it's like a bad country song...
There is a convention in Key West of Song Writers. Many of those Song Writers being from Nashville. Today is the 4th Anniversary of the Nashville Floods. Go figure... You can't win for losing, but if you are going to be stuck anywhere in a flood.. better on Duval Street than anywhere else ;)
That's on Duval Street between Carolina and Greene Street.
They have stopped the buses from running and are asking people to hunker down somewhere and wait for the water to go down. And, it usually does go down fast.. usually.
You can watch this live online at the following website:
|Event:||Special Weather Statement|
...A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN BROWARD COUNTY...SOUTHWESTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY...NORTHEASTERN HENDRY COUNTY...FOR FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING AND GUSTY WINDS OF 45 TO 55 MPH... THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUNNEL CLOUDS... * UNTIL 415 PM EDT * AT 341 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 5 MILES NORTH OF ROTENBERGER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA...AND MOVING NORTH AT 15 MPH. * THE STORM WILL AFFECT... RURAL WESTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES. THE PRIMARY IMPACTS WILL BE FREQUENT TO EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING AND GUSTY WINDS OF 45 TO 55 MPH. LIGHTNING IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER RELATED KILLER IN FLORIDA. TREES AND OPEN SHELTERS OFFER NO PROTECTION. THESE WINDS CAN DOWN SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES...AND BLOW AROUND UNSECURED SMALL OBJECTS. SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE BUILDING UNTIL THE STORM PASSES. FUNNEL CLOUDS OCCASIONALLY TOUCH DOWN AND PRODUCE TORNADOES. MOVE INDOORS AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.