Tropical Storm Gordon, by the numbers

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Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall with maximum sustained wind of 70 mph around 10:15pm on the Mississippi/Alabama border, on September 4, 2018. It went from a disturbance near the Dominican Republic on August 30th, to a Potential Tropical Cyclone on September 2 (near the southern Bahamas), to a tropical storm the next day off the southwest coast of Florida, to landfall on September 4. It was the 7th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Here are some of the wind gusts recorded.

(Distance from) LocationGustTime and Date
Fort Morgan78 mph0924 pm 09/04
East End Of Dauphin74 mph0900 pm 09/04
2 W Gulf Breeze61 mph0842 pm 09/04
Pensacola61 mph0847 pm 09/04
11 S Romar Beach60 mph0450 pm 09/04
Mobile, Al58 mph1128 pm 09/04
2 SSW Brookley Field57 mph0932 pm 09/04
1 E Gulf Breeze53 mph0840 pm 09/04
1 WSW Pensacola53 mph0915 pm 09/04
Pensacola Regional52 mph0943 pm 09/04
Mobile Downtown Airport51 mph1127 pm 09/04
1 ESE Ocean City50 mph0807 am 09/05
Gulf Shores48 mph0855 pm 09/04
5 WSW Point Clear48 mph1000 pm 09/04
Wallace Tunnel48 mph1021 pm 09/04
1 SW Pensacola48 mph0830 pm 09/04
I65 And Airport Bl47 mph1132 pm 09/04
2 SW Gulf Shores47 mph0803 pm 09/04
Pinto Island46 mph1204 am 09/05
2 SSW Oriole Beach45 mph0649 pm 09/04
4 E Orange Beach44 mph1000 pm 09/04
2 SE Fort Walton Beach44 mph0800 am 09/05
2 W Miflin43 mph1024 pm 09/04
Mac Crenshaw Memorial41 mph0553 pm 09/04
2 WSW Oriole Beach39 mph0922 pm 09/04
1 NE Fairhope39 mph0807 pm 09/04
1 W Pensacola Regional39 mph1014 pm 09/04
2 E Point Clear39 mph0715 pm 09/04

Record daily rain of 5.06″ fell in Pensacola on the 4th, followed by record daily rain again on the 5th, of over 6.40″ That is two month’s worth of rain.

Here are rain reports. Note the numbers that follow the city name are how many miles away from the city the report came from.

NW FLORIDA 
Gulf Breeze 7.2 ENE12.45”
Pensacola 5.5 NNW12.00”
Pensacola 7 NNW11.66”
Pensacola Regional Airport11.46”
Gonzalez 2.1 E10.85”
Pensacola Beach 4 ENE10.85”
Pensacola 2.4 SW10.45”
Gonzalez 2.5 WNW9.96”
Pensacola 13.5 WNW9.48”
Pensacola 7 NNE9.36”
Ensley 3 W9.31”
Milton 0.8 WSW9.29”
Milton 1 WSW8.78”
Milton 1 NW8.63”
Oriole Beach 2 WSW8.40”
Century 12.1 W6.14”
Navarre 2.1 WNW5.82”
Whiting Field4.88”
Walnut Hill4.45”
Navarre 6.2 E3.88”
Jay 1 E3.61”
Mary Esther 2 NW3.33”
Shalimar 1.2 NNW2.94”
Destin/FWB Airport2.29”
Niceville 3.4 ESE2.01”
Eglin AFB 5.6 NE1.91”
Bob Sikes Airport1.16”
  
SW & SOUTHCENTRAL AL 
Bay Minette 10.9 N7.89”
Mcintosh 1 SE7.84”
Grove Hill 6.1 SW7.75”
Loxley 0.6 ENE7.60”
Daphne 4.2 NE7.39”
Silverhill 2 W6.96”
Fairhope 3.7 NNW6.86”
Frisco City 5.0 WSW6.70”
Spanish Fort 1.2 NE6.64”
Johnsons Beach 2 NE6.30”
Robertsdale 5 NE6.28”
Clay City 2 NE6.25”
Uriah 8.1 W6.15”
Spanish Fort 2 SSW6.12”
Daphne 4.9 SE6.02”
Elberta 3.1 SSW5.91”
Foley 4.5 SE5.86”
Foley 0.5 ESE5.80”
Fairhope 3 NE5.78”
Orange Beach 2.1 NE5.75”
Montrose5.74”
Atmore 6.3 NW5.69”
Summerdale 2.7 WNW5.62”
Grove Hill5.18”
Pine Hill 3.6 WSW5.00”
Summerdale4.78”
Lillian 3 SW4.67”
Mobile 5.1 S4.58”
Gulf Shores 3 N4.15”
Thomasville 2 S4.25”
Jack Edwards Airport4.23”
Laurendine3.83”
Tillmans Corner 8.7 WNW3.44”
Mobile 1.8 W3.43”
Calvert3.15”
Butler3.08”
Gasque2.83”
Mobile Downtown Airport2.72”
Repton 5.7 S2.70”
Castleberry 5.6 WSW2.67”
Dawes2.60”
Mobile Regional Airport2.55”
Brewton2.19”
Camden 1 NNE2.11”
Catherine 4.4 SE1.52”
Opp 2 SW1.35”
Millers Ferry 1 W1.16”
Mac Crenshaw Memorial Airport1.13”
Florala Municipal Airport1.07”
Highland Home 2 S1.00”
  
INLAND SE MS 
Leakesville 2 WSW2.68”
Buckatunna2.57”
Mclain 1 ESE2.53”
Janice 1 E1.15”

There was a wide variety of storm reports, compiled by the National Weather Service. Note that all the reports above and below may not be “official” and these reports only represent what people reported or what was observed. There are many extremes in cities and communities when a tropical system makes landfall that are not measured, documented or shared. Thanks to the National Weather Service for gathering all this data. To convert from zulu time, subtract 5 hours for the 24 hour local Central time.

Report TimeCountyLocationSTRemark
Tue Sep 04 20:10 zuluGmz65015 SSE Romar BeachALbuoy 42012 reported sustained winds of 35 knots (40 mph) and gusts to 47 knots (54 mph.).
Tue Sep 04 21:30 zuluGmz65015 SSE Romar BeachALbuoy 42012 reported sustained winds of 40.8 knots (47 mph) and gusts to 50.5 knots (58 mph.).
Tue Sep 04 22:00 zuluGmz631East End Of DauphinALc-man mesonet site on the east end of dauphin island reported sustained winds of 29.5 knots (34 mph) and gusts to 34.8 knots (40 mph).
Tue Sep 04 23:15 zuluBaldwin2 NNE Gulf ShoresALjack edwards awos site reported sustained winds of 22.6 knots (26 mph) and gusts to 35.6 knots (41 mph).
Wed Sep 05 00:13 zuluMobileAlabama PortALham radio reported gusts to 50 mph near the bay palms rv resort.
Wed Sep 05 00:00 zuluGmz631East End Of DauphinALc-man mesonet site on the east end of dauphin island reported sustained winds of 39.1 knots (45 mph) and gusts to 47.8 knots (55 mph).
Tue Sep 04 22:52 zuluMobile2 SSW Brookley Field AsALweatherflow mesonet site south-southwest of brookley field reported sustained winds of 30.4 knots (35 mph) and gusts to 37.3 knots (43 mph).
Tue Sep 04 22:29 zuluEscambiaPensacola NasFLpensacola nas asos site reported sustained winds of 31.0 knots (36 mph) and gusts to 38.2 knots (44 mph).
Tue Sep 04 22:53 zuluMobileBrookley Field AsosALbrookley field asos site reported sustained winds of 23 knots (26 mph) and gusts to 35 knots (40 mph).
Wed Sep 05 01:07 zuluBaldwin1 NW Romar BeachALwater over the roadways near the beaver creek subdivision in orange beach.
Wed Sep 05 00:36 zuluGmz53210 SSE PascagoulaMSmesonet station ptbm6, 10 sse pascagoula ne 35 gust 49 mph.
Wed Sep 05 01:10 zuluBaldwinOrange BeachALpowerlines down on west oak ridge dr. near city hall in orange beach.
Wed Sep 05 01:18 zuluGmz53210 SSE PascagoulaMSmesonet station ptbm6, 10 sse pascagoula ne 43 gust 55 mph.
Wed Sep 05 01:55 zuluMobile1 NNW Mobile Regional AALmobile regional asos site reported sustained winds of 26 knots (30 mph) and gusts to 39 knots (45 mph).
Wed Sep 05 01:49 zuluEscambiaPensacola NasFLpensacola nas asos site reported sustained winds of 33.0 knots (38 mph) and gusts to 53 knots (61 mph).
Wed Sep 05 02:00 zuluGmz631East End Of DauphinALc-man site on the east end of dauphin island reported sustained winds of 49 knots (56 mph) and gusts to 63 knots (71 mph).
Wed Sep 05 02:18 zuluGmz53210 SSE PascagoulaMSmesonet station ptbm6, 10 sse pascagoula nne 53 gust 68 mph.
Wed Sep 05 03:05 zuluJacksonPascagoula Lott Intl ArMSasos station pql, pascagoula lott intl arpt nne 38 g 56 mph.
Wed Sep 05 02:48 zuluSanta Rosa2 E PaceFLsanta rose county call center reported a tornado near the pea ridge community around 9:48pm. time estimated from radar.
Wed Sep 05 03:37 zuluMobile1 NNW Mobile Regional AALmobile regional asos site reported sustained winds of 33 knots (38 mph) and gusts to 42 knots (48 mph).
Wed Sep 05 03:55 zuluMobile2 NE Hutchens ElementarALflooded roadway near cottage hill and bobwhite trail is impassable and blocked off by police department.
Wed Sep 05 02:23 zuluGmz631East End Of DauphinALc-man mesonet site on the east end of dauphin island reported a peak gust during the measurement hour of 64 knots (74 mph).
Wed Sep 05 03:22 zuluMobileGrand BayALpower lines down saeger rd in front of the friendship baptist church.
Wed Sep 05 01:42 zuluGmz6342 W Gulf BreezeFLweatherflow site at fair point light reported sustained winds of 33 knots (38 mph) and gusts to 53 knots (61 mph).
Wed Sep 05 02:32 zuluMobile2 SSW Brookley Field AsALweatherflow site at buccaneer yacht club reported sustained winds of 39 knots (45 mph) and gusts to 49 knots (57 mph).
Wed Sep 05 04:15 zuluMobileWest End Dauphin IslandALstorm/tidal flooding on western side of dauphin island, al video from social media.
Wed Sep 05 04:20 zuluMobile2 S Brookley Field AsosALviewer reported trees down near bay road. pictures on social media.
Wed Sep 05 04:28 zuluMobileBrookley Field AsosALbrookley field asos site reported gusts of 50 knots (58 mph).
Wed Sep 05 07:00 zuluBaldwin1 WSW Turkey BranchALwater over the roadway reported in the community of barnwell near highway 98 and state highway 181.
Wed Sep 05 01:30 zuluGmz53210 SSE PascagoulaMSmesonet station ptbm6, 10 sse pascagoula ne 45 gust 61 mph.
Wed Sep 05 01:41 zuluEscambia1 NNE West PensacolaFL*** 1 fatal *** emergency manager reports tree blown down onto a trailer. one fatality reported.
Wed Sep 05 02:00 zuluGmz631East End Of DauphinALcorrects previous tropical storm report from east end of dauphin. c-man site on the east end of dauphin island reported sustained winds of 49 knots (56 mph) and gusts to 63 knots (73 mph).
Wed Sep 05 02:55 zuluEscambia1 SSW West PensacolaFLtrees down near citrus st just north of jackson st.
Wed Sep 05 02:36 zuluGmz53210 SSE PascagoulaMSmesonet station ptbm6, 10 sse pascagoula n 54 gust 66 mph.
Wed Sep 05 03:50 zuluGmz6553 SE Fort Walton BeachFLweatherflow site at okaloosa island fishing pier reported sustained winds of 31 knots (36 mph) and gusts to 35 knots (40 mph).
Wed Sep 05 01:40 zuluSanta Rosa1 E Gulf BreezeFLweatherflow site at gulf breeze reported sustained winds of 26 knots (30 mph) and gusts to 46 knots (53 mph).
Wed Sep 05 04:50 zuluMobile1 ENE Wallace TunnelALflooding reporting near highway 98 and highway 90 from water coming over the sea wall.
Wed Sep 05 06:00 zuluEscambiaPensacola InternationalFLpensacola asos recorded a rainfall total of 5.06 inches as of 06z.
Wed Sep 05 07:35 zuluClarke2 NNW ThomasvilleALemergency manager reports a tree blown down onto a garage in thomasille crushing a vehicle.
Wed Sep 05 08:12 zuluBaldwin2 S ElsanorALimage of water flowing over the roadway on county road 87 in bladwin county.
Wed Sep 05 08:40 zuluClarke1 NW Walker SpringsALemergency manager reports a tree down on walker spring road triggered a car wreck.
Wed Sep 05 10:00 zuluClarkeWinnALwater over the road near toddtown rd and highway 43 between jackson and grove hill.
Wed Sep 05 10:00 zuluClarkeRuralALtrees down across highway 154 near midway rd blocking traffic.
Wed Sep 05 07:00 zuluPerryRichtonMStrees down in several places across the richton community. power outages reported in richton and runnelstown areas.
Wed Sep 05 11:00 zuluBaldwin2 E Pinto IslandALeastbound lanes of the causeway over mobile bay are closed due to coastal flooding.
Wed Sep 05 11:25 zuluBaldwinMalbisALcars stalled in high water over the road in the malbis area. report via social media.
Wed Sep 05 10:00 zuluClarkeJacksonALtrees down across the jackson area (and throughout clarke county).
Wed Sep 05 11:30 zuluMobileGrand BayALtrees and powerlines down in grand bay blocking potter tract rd. report via social media.
Wed Sep 05 12:15 zuluMobile1 SSE Cochrane BridgeALcoastal flooding in the outside lane (eastbound) us 90 (just south of cochrane bridge).
Wed Sep 05 12:40 zuluGeorgeMerrillMStrees and powerlines down in the merrill area.
Wed Sep 05 12:00 zuluMobile2 NE Hollingers IslandALcoastal flooding on the north side of the dog river bridge along the dauphin island parkway.
Wed Sep 05 13:42 zuluEscambiaFt. PickensFLcoastal flooding along ft. pickens road. pictures via social media.
Wed Sep 05 13:00 zuluMobileWest End Dauphin IslandALsand is covering bienville blvd and most side streets to the gulf are buried under 1 to 2 feet of sand.
Wed Sep 05 13:00 zuluMobileWest End Dauphin IslandALsome siding damage to some homes with significant roof damage to one home.
Wed Sep 05 02:32 zuluMobile2 SSW Brookley Field AsALweatherflow mesonet station xbuc, recorded a 57 mph wind gust.
Wed Sep 05 03:00 zuluGmz631East End Of DauphinALbuoy station dpia1, east end of dauphin. 52 kt (60 mph) sustained and gusting to 64 kt (74 mph).
Wed Sep 05 02:24 zuluBaldwinFort MorganALc-man station fmoa1, fort morgan. recorded 78 mph wind gust. anemometer located at 118 ft (36.2 m).
Wed Sep 05 04:28 zuluMobileMobile, AlALasos station mob, mobile, al. recorded 34 kt (39 mph) sustained, gusting to 50 kt (58 mph).
Wed Sep 05 02:43 zuluEscambiaPensacola Regional AirpFLasos station pns, pensacola regional airport. recorded 45 kt (52 mph) wind gust.
Wed Sep 05 15:22 zuluClarke1 ESE Grove HillALemergency manager reports flooding at wilson hall middle school. flood waters entering the school library.
Wed Sep 05 15:00 zuluBaldwin1 SSW Romar BeachALchurch steeple blown off romar beach baptist church.
Wed Sep 05 01:42 zuluGmz6342 W Gulf BreezeFLweatherflow mesonet station xfpl, 2 w gulf breeze. 61 mph gust.
Wed Sep 05 15:00 zuluChoctawChoctaw CityALcottonwood rd (county rd 37) is closed due to a wash out from flooding.
Wed Sep 05 13:00 zuluBaldwinFort MorganALsiding ripped off a home in the ft morgan area. picture and report via social media.
Wed Sep 05 14:56 zuluClarke5 NE Saint StephrnsALold locke one rd closed due to flooding.
Wed Sep 05 17:00 zuluEscambiaGonzalezFLtrees down in the gonzalez area. pictures and reports via social media.
Wed Sep 05 16:00 zuluBaldwinOrange BeachALtrees down across the orange beach area. pictures via social media.
Wed Sep 05 13:38 zuluClarkeRuralALrural road was closed due to flooding.
Wed Sep 05 16:19 zuluClarke5 NNW JacksonALwiggins road closed due to a washout from flooding. em emailed image of flooding.
Wed Sep 05 14:46 zuluClarke2 W MorvinALbuxton chapel rd closed due to a washout from flooding.
Wed Sep 05 15:08 zuluEscambia2 NNW BellviewFLhighway 90 bridge over eight mile creek rd closed due to flooding.
Wed Sep 05 16:39 zuluEscambia2 SE BrownsvilleFLs.r. 30 (garden street) at a street is closed due to flooding.
Wed Sep 05 18:00 zuluGreeneRichtonMSlarge tree fell on a home causing significant damage. pictures via social media.
Wed Sep 05 16:12 zuluEscambia3 WSW GonzalezFLwater rescue between u.s. 90 and highway 97 in ensley.
Wed Sep 05 17:00 zuluEscambiaPensacola BeachFLrailing along the pensacola beach gulf pier damaged during the tropical storm.
Wed Sep 05 13:54 zuluEscambiaEnsleyFLnorthbound us 29 ramp to nine mile road eastbound and southbound ramp from nine mile to us 29 closed due to flooding.
Wed Sep 05 18:00 zuluGreeneLeakesvilleMSfallen trees brought down power lines and poles along the chickasawhay river in greene county.
Wed Sep 05 01:00 zuluBaldwinOrange BeachALtrees down across the orange beach area. pictures via social media.
Wed Sep 05 01:00 zuluEscambiaPensacola BeachFLrailing along the pensacola beach gulf pier damaged during the tropical storm.
Wed Sep 05 03:00 zuluMobileWest End Dauphin IslandALsome siding damage to some homes with significant roof damage to one home.
Wed Sep 05 05:15 zuluGeorgeMerrillMStrees and powerlines down in the merrill area.
Wed Sep 05 05:45 zuluGreeneLeakesvilleMSfallen trees brought down power lines and poles along the chickasawhay river in greene county.
Wed Sep 05 06:15 zuluGreeneRichtonMSlarge tree fell on a home causing significant damage. pictures via social media.
Wed Sep 05 20:05 zuluChoctaw2 SSE NaheolaALwallace mcneely rd and old lock 2 rd are impassable due to flooding. picture via social media.
Wed Sep 05 01:00 zuluBaldwinFort MorganALsiding ripped off a home in the ft morgan area. picture and report via social media.
Wed Sep 05 01:00 zuluBaldwin1 SSW Romar BeachALchurch steeple blown off romar beach baptist church.
Wed Sep 05 02:00 zuluEscambiaGonzalezFLtrees down in the gonzalez area. pictures and reports via social media.
Wed Sep 05 03:30 zuluMobileGrand BayALtrees and powerlines down in grand bay blocking potter tract rd. report via social media.

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