Top 5 South Florida Weather Events of 2012
Posted by Vivian Gonzalez
The National Weather Service on Saturday issued a statement with the "Top 5" South Florida Weather Events of 2012:
#1: Tropical Storm Isaac: This storm brought flooding rains to Palm Beach and Northwest Broward on 8/26-27.
Maximum rainfall of near 18". Severe flooding was reported in the greater Wellington area of Palm Beach County and coastal flooding along the Gulf Coast.
#2: Hurricane Sandy brushed Southeast Florida bringing large swells battering Atlantic Beaches on 10/26-28.
The surf went up to near 20 feet along the West Palm Beach coast with significant beach erosion along the entire Atlantic coast. This lead to coastal flooding along A1A at Ft. Lauderdale.
#3: Tropical Storm Debby lashed South Florida with tornadoes 6/23-24.
About 10 tornadoes occurred with the highest number in one day across South Florida since Hurricane Isbell in 1964.
#4: Rainy season lived up to its name from May to October.
101.79" of rain was reported in Juno Beach. It was the 2nd wettest year at Miami with 86.94". It was a wet season, except Gulf coast where it was much drier with Naples only reporting 37.93".
#5: Hail the size of baseballs 6/15.
Large hail hit Coral Gables, rural Hendry County... The size of baseball... Only the 5th time since 1955 that hail this large has struck South Florida.
For more information on these weather events of 2012 visit: www.srh.noaa.gov/mfl
Have a wonderful weekend South Florida!
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