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Friday March 12: Development Light snow over the Rockies, panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma Thunderstorm development along Texas/Mexico border Rapidly intensifying low pressure system over Gulf of Mexico (1200UTC) Hurricane force winds reported in Gulf of Mexico from ships and oil rig platforms Rain/snow boundary continued to drift southward towards Alabama overnight. Squall line forms ahead of cold front in eastern Gulf Widespread snow falling over southern Appalachians Florida and Cuba hit hard by severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and coastal flooding Low pressure of 971 mb over Georgia in the morning, falls to 966 mb over North Carolina by afternoon Heavy snows over much of the eastern United States
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Unformatted text preview: Florida experienced hurricane level winds, storm surge, eleven tornadoes, and severe flooding as a result of the intense squall line that ripped through the southeast. Storm surge Storm surge of 2.7 – 3.6 m (9 to 12 ft) impacted the gulf coast in Taylor County. Storm surge and/or tidal and wind driven flooding of 1.5 – 2.7m (5 to 9 ft) elsewhere along the Florida Gulf coast into the lower Keys. This was followed by a period of 8 to 12 hours of high sustained winds of up to 50 mph with gusts to 70 mph, keeping tides much above normal along the west coast and causing severe beach erosion in many areas. Flooding also was a problem for northern Cuba...
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