Monday, August 25, 2008

Feeder band from Fickle Fay rotates through Memphis


A band of very heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms rotated westward across the metro area this afternoon as cells formed quickly in the afternoon heat along a convergence zone spinning around the remnants of Fay. A CoCoRaHS 4" rain gauge at MemphisWeather.Net in north Bartlett recorded 1.78" of rain, most of it falling in a 60-minute period between 5-6pm. About 5 miles south in the center of Bartlett, an unofficial recording of 2 3/4" of rain fell in that same hour! Flash flloding was observed as water filled drainage ditches and gutters and overflowed into the streets. WXLIVE! recorded a peak rain rate of 5.59"/hr and a max wind gust of 22 mph. A radar image of the storms as they moved through is shown.

1 comment:

Cookeville Weather Guy said...

Big rains for you all Erik...thanks for the good reporting!