Over a Foot of Rain in South Florida
Record breaking rain reported in near West Palm Beach last night and this morning.
1 WSW HYPOLUXO…22.21″ 800 AM
1 SW PALM BEACH…16.03″ 800 AM
LANTANA…15.04″ 800 AM
1 ESE LANTANA…14.79″ 700 AM
BOYNTON BEACH…13.13″ 800 AM
1 E LANTANA…12.46″ 800 AM
2 NW BOYNTON BEACH…11.00 800 AM
PALM BEACH…10.75″ 800 AM
1 SW PALM BEACH SHORE…9.35″ 800 AM
1 NNW LAKE WORTH…8.72″ 800 AM
1 N LAKE WORTH…8.58″ 800 AM
LAKE WORTH…7.98″ 800 AM
JUNO BEACH…7.94″ 800 AM
JUPITER FARMS…6.29″ 800 AM
Radar estimated rainfall totals over the past 24 hours:
Rainfall totals of over a foot in several locations lead to the closure of schools and major highways.
Photo From The Sun Sentinel: Pat Thompson
Stranded vehicles can be seen in the Kings Point community of Delray Beach.
From The Sun Sentinel: “The Florida Highway Patrol closed a stretch of Interstate 95 between Boynton Beach Boulevard and Hypoluxo Road in both directions for several hours early Friday. The northbound lanes were reopened at about 6:30 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The southbound lanes were re-opened at 7:45 a.m., but traffic cameras showed near gridlock in the area.”
From the National Weather Service in Miami:
FLOOD: STANDING WATER DUE TO THE HISTORICALLY HEAVY RAIN THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD HAS LED TO MULTIPLE IMPASSABLE ROADS...WATER ENTERING HOMES AND BUSINESSES AND DOZENS OF STRANDED VEHICLES ACROSS THE METRO AND COASTAL LOCATIONS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY. SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN CLOSED FOR THE PALM BEACH METRO AND COASTAL LOCATIONS TODAY DUE TO THE FLOODING. LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL HAD TO CLOSE I-95 FROM MILE MARKER 56 TO 60 NEAR BOYNTON BEACH BOULEVARD DUE TO FLOODING. THOUSANDS OF PALM BEACH RESIDENTS WERE WITHOUT POWER THROUGH THE NIGHT AND MAY STILL BE WITHOUT POWER THIS MORNING. DUE TO THE STANDING WATER AND THE ONGOING LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED. THE LATEST RAINFALL ESTIMATES INDICATE TOTALS HAVE NOW REACHED THE 13 TO 18 INCH RANGE FROM DELRAY TO HYPOLUXO.
The Weekend Ahead
Another front swings through the eastern US drawing up mild air and spreading rain from New England down to the Gulf Coast. Isolated rainfall totals, as shown in the map above, could be in excess of 2 inches. For the weekend, most of the rain with this next round will stay to the north of South Florida.
Severe Threat For Tomorrow:
By Saturday evening, strong and possible even severe storms are possible from the Delmarva Penisula to the panhandle of Florida.