Rain finally falls in South Georgia

| May 5, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After nearly a month of near dry conditions, the rain finally arrived. Besides a few severe warnings and three wind and damage reports, the return of rain has been the big story.

And the rainfall totals are reasonable. Across the board, rainfall totals are about 1 to 2 inches (as of 3:30 pm Thursday).

Rainfall totals as of Thursday evening from official reporting stations show as much as 2.43 inches of rain has fallen in Tallahassee. Marianna received 1.45 inches so far today, but Apalachicola Regional Airport only picked up 0.14 inches of rain. The station stopped reporting observations for nearly three hours after it recorded a 54-mph wind gust, so that could alter the results. Doppler-estimated totals near Apalachicola are in the 0.7-inch ballpark. The St. George Island Bridge WeatherSTEM station reported nearly 0.60 inches of rain so far.

Apalachicola is one of the worst locations in our area with respect to lack of rainfall. Before Thursday, the airport had a 8.91-inch rainfall deficit year to date.

Many WeatherSTEM stations in Leon and Jefferson counties have reported at least 1 to 2 inches of rain.

We could see some more showers before the front passes Thursday night. Skies will be clearer, and the air will be a bit drier at least until the middle of next week.

Many of us will need much more rainfall to get us back to normal. Until then, we are not out of the woods yet.

(WCTV Eyewitness News)

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