Hurricane / Tropics

Tropical Storm Gordon, by the numbers

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) Location Gust Time and Date
Fort Morgan 78 mph 0924 pm 09/04
East End Of Dauphin 74 mph 0900 pm 09/04
2 W Gulf Breeze 61 mph 0842 pm 09/04
Pensacola 61 mph 0847 pm 09/04
11 S Romar Beach 60 mph 0450 pm 09/04
Mobile, Al 58 mph 1128 pm 09/04
2 SSW Brookley Field 57 mph 0932 pm 09/04
1 E Gulf Breeze 53 mph 0840 pm 09/04
1 WSW Pensacola 53 mph 0915 pm 09/04
Pensacola Regional 52 mph 0943 pm 09/04
Mobile Downtown Airport 51 mph 1127 pm 09/04
1 ESE Ocean City 50 mph 0807 am 09/05
Gulf Shores 48 mph 0855 pm 09/04
5 WSW Point Clear 48 mph 1000 pm 09/04
Wallace Tunnel 48 mph 1021 pm 09/04
1 SW Pensacola 48 mph 0830 pm 09/04
I65 And Airport Bl 47 mph 1132 pm 09/04
2 SW Gulf Shores 47 mph 0803 pm 09/04
Pinto Island 46 mph 1204 am 09/05
2 SSW Oriole Beach 45 mph 0649 pm 09/04
4 E Orange Beach 44 mph 1000 pm 09/04
2 SE Fort Walton Beach 44 mph 0800 am 09/05
2 W Miflin 43 mph 1024 pm 09/04
Mac Crenshaw Memorial 41 mph 0553 pm 09/04
2 WSW Oriole Beach 39 mph 0922 pm 09/04
1 NE Fairhope 39 mph 0807 pm 09/04
1 W Pensacola Regional 39 mph 1014 pm 09/04
2 E Point Clear 39 mph 0715 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 ENE 12.45”
Pensacola 5.5 NNW 12.00”
Pensacola 7 NNW 11.66”
Pensacola Regional Airport 11.46”
Gonzalez 2.1 E 10.85”
Pensacola Beach 4 ENE 10.85”
Pensacola 2.4 SW 10.45”
Gonzalez 2.5 WNW 9.96”
Pensacola 13.5 WNW 9.48”
Pensacola 7 NNE 9.36”
Ensley 3 W 9.31”
Milton 0.8 WSW 9.29”
Milton 1 WSW 8.78”
Milton 1 NW 8.63”
Oriole Beach 2 WSW 8.40”
Century 12.1 W 6.14”
Navarre 2.1 WNW 5.82”
Whiting Field 4.88”
Walnut Hill 4.45”
Navarre 6.2 E 3.88”
Jay 1 E 3.61”
Mary Esther 2 NW 3.33”
Shalimar 1.2 NNW 2.94”
Destin/FWB Airport 2.29”
Niceville 3.4 ESE 2.01”
Eglin AFB 5.6 NE 1.91”
Bob Sikes Airport 1.16”
   
SW & SOUTHCENTRAL AL  
Bay Minette 10.9 N 7.89”
Mcintosh 1 SE 7.84”
Grove Hill 6.1 SW 7.75”
Loxley 0.6 ENE 7.60”
Daphne 4.2 NE 7.39”
Silverhill 2 W 6.96”
Fairhope 3.7 NNW 6.86”
Frisco City 5.0 WSW 6.70”
Spanish Fort 1.2 NE 6.64”
Johnsons Beach 2 NE 6.30”
Robertsdale 5 NE 6.28”
Clay City 2 NE 6.25”
Uriah 8.1 W 6.15”
Spanish Fort 2 SSW 6.12”
Daphne 4.9 SE 6.02”
Elberta 3.1 SSW 5.91”
Foley 4.5 SE 5.86”
Foley 0.5 ESE 5.80”
Fairhope 3 NE 5.78”
Orange Beach 2.1 NE 5.75”
Montrose 5.74”
Atmore 6.3 NW 5.69”
Summerdale 2.7 WNW 5.62”
Grove Hill 5.18”
Pine Hill 3.6 WSW 5.00”
Summerdale 4.78”
Lillian 3 SW 4.67”
Mobile 5.1 S 4.58”
Gulf Shores 3 N 4.15”
Thomasville 2 S 4.25”
Jack Edwards Airport 4.23”
Laurendine 3.83”
Tillmans Corner 8.7 WNW 3.44”
Mobile 1.8 W 3.43”
Calvert 3.15”
Butler 3.08”
Gasque 2.83”
Mobile Downtown Airport 2.72”
Repton 5.7 S 2.70”
Castleberry 5.6 WSW 2.67”
Dawes 2.60”
Mobile Regional Airport 2.55”
Brewton 2.19”
Camden 1 NNE 2.11”
Catherine 4.4 SE 1.52”
Opp 2 SW 1.35”
Millers Ferry 1 W 1.16”
Mac Crenshaw Memorial Airport 1.13”
Florala Municipal Airport 1.07”
Highland Home 2 S 1.00”
   
INLAND SE MS  
Leakesville 2 WSW 2.68”
Buckatunna 2.57”
Mclain 1 ESE 2.53”
Janice 1 E 1.15”

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 Time County Location ST Remark
Tue Sep 04 20:10 zulu Gmz650 15 SSE Romar Beach AL buoy 42012 reported sustained winds of 35 knots (40 mph) and gusts to 47 knots (54 mph.).
Tue Sep 04 21:30 zulu Gmz650 15 SSE Romar Beach AL buoy 42012 reported sustained winds of 40.8 knots (47 mph) and gusts to 50.5 knots (58 mph.).
Tue Sep 04 22:00 zulu Gmz631 East End Of Dauphin AL c-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 zulu Baldwin 2 NNE Gulf Shores AL jack 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 zulu Mobile Alabama Port AL ham radio reported gusts to 50 mph near the bay palms rv resort.
Wed Sep 05 00:00 zulu Gmz631 East End Of Dauphin AL c-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 zulu Mobile 2 SSW Brookley Field As AL weatherflow 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 zulu Escambia Pensacola Nas FL pensacola 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 zulu Mobile Brookley Field Asos AL brookley field asos site reported sustained winds of 23 knots (26 mph) and gusts to 35 knots (40 mph).
Wed Sep 05 01:07 zulu Baldwin 1 NW Romar Beach AL water over the roadways near the beaver creek subdivision in orange beach.
Wed Sep 05 00:36 zulu Gmz532 10 SSE Pascagoula MS mesonet station ptbm6, 10 sse pascagoula ne 35 gust 49 mph.
Wed Sep 05 01:10 zulu Baldwin Orange Beach AL powerlines down on west oak ridge dr. near city hall in orange beach.
Wed Sep 05 01:18 zulu Gmz532 10 SSE Pascagoula MS mesonet station ptbm6, 10 sse pascagoula ne 43 gust 55 mph.
Wed Sep 05 01:55 zulu Mobile 1 NNW Mobile Regional A AL mobile regional asos site reported sustained winds of 26 knots (30 mph) and gusts to 39 knots (45 mph).
Wed Sep 05 01:49 zulu Escambia Pensacola Nas FL pensacola nas asos site reported sustained winds of 33.0 knots (38 mph) and gusts to 53 knots (61 mph).
Wed Sep 05 02:00 zulu Gmz631 East End Of Dauphin AL c-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 zulu Gmz532 10 SSE Pascagoula MS mesonet station ptbm6, 10 sse pascagoula nne 53 gust 68 mph.
Wed Sep 05 03:05 zulu Jackson Pascagoula Lott Intl Ar MS asos station pql, pascagoula lott intl arpt nne 38 g 56 mph.
Wed Sep 05 02:48 zulu Santa Rosa 2 E Pace FL santa rose county call center reported a tornado near the pea ridge community around 9:48pm. time estimated from radar.
Wed Sep 05 03:37 zulu Mobile 1 NNW Mobile Regional A AL mobile regional asos site reported sustained winds of 33 knots (38 mph) and gusts to 42 knots (48 mph).
Wed Sep 05 03:55 zulu Mobile 2 NE Hutchens Elementar AL flooded roadway near cottage hill and bobwhite trail is impassable and blocked off by police department.
Wed Sep 05 02:23 zulu Gmz631 East End Of Dauphin AL c-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 zulu Mobile Grand Bay AL power lines down saeger rd in front of the friendship baptist church.
Wed Sep 05 01:42 zulu Gmz634 2 W Gulf Breeze FL weatherflow 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 zulu Mobile 2 SSW Brookley Field As AL weatherflow 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 zulu Mobile West End Dauphin Island AL storm/tidal flooding on western side of dauphin island, al video from social media.
Wed Sep 05 04:20 zulu Mobile 2 S Brookley Field Asos AL viewer reported trees down near bay road. pictures on social media.
Wed Sep 05 04:28 zulu Mobile Brookley Field Asos AL brookley field asos site reported gusts of 50 knots (58 mph).
Wed Sep 05 07:00 zulu Baldwin 1 WSW Turkey Branch AL water over the roadway reported in the community of barnwell near highway 98 and state highway 181.
Wed Sep 05 01:30 zulu Gmz532 10 SSE Pascagoula MS mesonet station ptbm6, 10 sse pascagoula ne 45 gust 61 mph.
Wed Sep 05 01:41 zulu Escambia 1 NNE West Pensacola FL *** 1 fatal *** emergency manager reports tree blown down onto a trailer. one fatality reported.
Wed Sep 05 02:00 zulu Gmz631 East End Of Dauphin AL corrects 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 zulu Escambia 1 SSW West Pensacola FL trees down near citrus st just north of jackson st.
Wed Sep 05 02:36 zulu Gmz532 10 SSE Pascagoula MS mesonet station ptbm6, 10 sse pascagoula n 54 gust 66 mph.
Wed Sep 05 03:50 zulu Gmz655 3 SE Fort Walton Beach FL weatherflow 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 zulu Santa Rosa 1 E Gulf Breeze FL weatherflow site at gulf breeze reported sustained winds of 26 knots (30 mph) and gusts to 46 knots (53 mph).
Wed Sep 05 04:50 zulu Mobile 1 ENE Wallace Tunnel AL flooding reporting near highway 98 and highway 90 from water coming over the sea wall.
Wed Sep 05 06:00 zulu Escambia Pensacola International FL pensacola asos recorded a rainfall total of 5.06 inches as of 06z.
Wed Sep 05 07:35 zulu Clarke 2 NNW Thomasville AL emergency manager reports a tree blown down onto a garage in thomasille crushing a vehicle.
Wed Sep 05 08:12 zulu Baldwin 2 S Elsanor AL image of water flowing over the roadway on county road 87 in bladwin county.
Wed Sep 05 08:40 zulu Clarke 1 NW Walker Springs AL emergency manager reports a tree down on walker spring road triggered a car wreck.
Wed Sep 05 10:00 zulu Clarke Winn AL water over the road near toddtown rd and highway 43 between jackson and grove hill.
Wed Sep 05 10:00 zulu Clarke Rural AL trees down across highway 154 near midway rd blocking traffic.
Wed Sep 05 07:00 zulu Perry Richton MS trees down in several places across the richton community. power outages reported in richton and runnelstown areas.
Wed Sep 05 11:00 zulu Baldwin 2 E Pinto Island AL eastbound lanes of the causeway over mobile bay are closed due to coastal flooding.
Wed Sep 05 11:25 zulu Baldwin Malbis AL cars stalled in high water over the road in the malbis area. report via social media.
Wed Sep 05 10:00 zulu Clarke Jackson AL trees down across the jackson area (and throughout clarke county).
Wed Sep 05 11:30 zulu Mobile Grand Bay AL trees and powerlines down in grand bay blocking potter tract rd. report via social media.
Wed Sep 05 12:15 zulu Mobile 1 SSE Cochrane Bridge AL coastal flooding in the outside lane (eastbound) us 90 (just south of cochrane bridge).
Wed Sep 05 12:40 zulu George Merrill MS trees and powerlines down in the merrill area.
Wed Sep 05 12:00 zulu Mobile 2 NE Hollingers Island AL coastal flooding on the north side of the dog river bridge along the dauphin island parkway.
Wed Sep 05 13:42 zulu Escambia Ft. Pickens FL coastal flooding along ft. pickens road. pictures via social media.
Wed Sep 05 13:00 zulu Mobile West End Dauphin Island AL sand 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 zulu Mobile West End Dauphin Island AL some siding damage to some homes with significant roof damage to one home.
Wed Sep 05 02:32 zulu Mobile 2 SSW Brookley Field As AL weatherflow mesonet station xbuc, recorded a 57 mph wind gust.
Wed Sep 05 03:00 zulu Gmz631 East End Of Dauphin AL buoy station dpia1, east end of dauphin. 52 kt (60 mph) sustained and gusting to 64 kt (74 mph).
Wed Sep 05 02:24 zulu Baldwin Fort Morgan AL c-man station fmoa1, fort morgan. recorded 78 mph wind gust. anemometer located at 118 ft (36.2 m).
Wed Sep 05 04:28 zulu Mobile Mobile, Al AL asos station mob, mobile, al. recorded 34 kt (39 mph) sustained, gusting to 50 kt (58 mph).
Wed Sep 05 02:43 zulu Escambia Pensacola Regional Airp FL asos station pns, pensacola regional airport. recorded 45 kt (52 mph) wind gust.
Wed Sep 05 15:22 zulu Clarke 1 ESE Grove Hill AL emergency manager reports flooding at wilson hall middle school. flood waters entering the school library.
Wed Sep 05 15:00 zulu Baldwin 1 SSW Romar Beach AL church steeple blown off romar beach baptist church.
Wed Sep 05 01:42 zulu Gmz634 2 W Gulf Breeze FL weatherflow mesonet station xfpl, 2 w gulf breeze. 61 mph gust.
Wed Sep 05 15:00 zulu Choctaw Choctaw City AL cottonwood rd (county rd 37) is closed due to a wash out from flooding.
Wed Sep 05 13:00 zulu Baldwin Fort Morgan AL siding ripped off a home in the ft morgan area. picture and report via social media.
Wed Sep 05 14:56 zulu Clarke 5 NE Saint Stephrns AL old locke one rd closed due to flooding.
Wed Sep 05 17:00 zulu Escambia Gonzalez FL trees down in the gonzalez area. pictures and reports via social media.
Wed Sep 05 16:00 zulu Baldwin Orange Beach AL trees down across the orange beach area. pictures via social media.
Wed Sep 05 13:38 zulu Clarke Rural AL rural road was closed due to flooding.
Wed Sep 05 16:19 zulu Clarke 5 NNW Jackson AL wiggins road closed due to a washout from flooding. em emailed image of flooding.
Wed Sep 05 14:46 zulu Clarke 2 W Morvin AL buxton chapel rd closed due to a washout from flooding.
Wed Sep 05 15:08 zulu Escambia 2 NNW Bellview FL highway 90 bridge over eight mile creek rd closed due to flooding.
Wed Sep 05 16:39 zulu Escambia 2 SE Brownsville FL s.r. 30 (garden street) at a street is closed due to flooding.
Wed Sep 05 18:00 zulu Greene Richton MS large tree fell on a home causing significant damage. pictures via social media.
Wed Sep 05 16:12 zulu Escambia 3 WSW Gonzalez FL water rescue between u.s. 90 and highway 97 in ensley.
Wed Sep 05 17:00 zulu Escambia Pensacola Beach FL railing along the pensacola beach gulf pier damaged during the tropical storm.
Wed Sep 05 13:54 zulu Escambia Ensley FL northbound 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 zulu Greene Leakesville MS fallen trees brought down power lines and poles along the chickasawhay river in greene county.
Wed Sep 05 01:00 zulu Baldwin Orange Beach AL trees down across the orange beach area. pictures via social media.
Wed Sep 05 01:00 zulu Escambia Pensacola Beach FL railing along the pensacola beach gulf pier damaged during the tropical storm.
Wed Sep 05 03:00 zulu Mobile West End Dauphin Island AL some siding damage to some homes with significant roof damage to one home.
Wed Sep 05 05:15 zulu George Merrill MS trees and powerlines down in the merrill area.
Wed Sep 05 05:45 zulu Greene Leakesville MS fallen trees brought down power lines and poles along the chickasawhay river in greene county.
Wed Sep 05 06:15 zulu Greene Richton MS large tree fell on a home causing significant damage. pictures via social media.
Wed Sep 05 20:05 zulu Choctaw 2 SSE Naheola AL wallace mcneely rd and old lock 2 rd are impassable due to flooding. picture via social media.
Wed Sep 05 01:00 zulu Baldwin Fort Morgan AL siding ripped off a home in the ft morgan area. picture and report via social media.
Wed Sep 05 01:00 zulu Baldwin 1 SSW Romar Beach AL church steeple blown off romar beach baptist church.
Wed Sep 05 02:00 zulu Escambia Gonzalez FL trees down in the gonzalez area. pictures and reports via social media.
Wed Sep 05 03:30 zulu Mobile Grand Bay AL trees and powerlines down in grand bay blocking potter tract rd. report via social media.


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