Tropical Storm Fay - August 24th & 25th, 2008

Rainfall Data


Central Alabama had been experiencing a drought over the past few years. Area river and stream levels were running at 10 to 20 percent of normal before the tropical rainfall occurred. Although rain amounts were quite significant for Central Alabama, flash flooding was very limited and mainstem river flooding was not a large problem. The Catoma Creek in Montgomery just topped flood stage and produced only minor flooding. Several other locations topped caution stages, but no flooding was observed. Localized heavy rainfall, with rain rates as high as 5 inches an hour, was observed in several spots. The heavy rain produced quite a bit of nuisance flooding areawide. Some flash flooding occurred near Troy (Pike County), near Eufaula (Barbour County), near Alabaster (Shelby County), near Talladega (Talladega County), near Springville (St. Clair), and near Bessemer and near Pinson (Jefferson County).

The five day rainfall amounts reported from Friday, August 22, 2008 at 7 am through Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 7 am can be found at the link below. The rain fell in association with Fay`s remnants. A majority of the heavy rain fell on two days, Saturday, August 23rd and on Monday, August 25th. These reports are sorted by county. These reports are unofficial and have not been quality controlled.

County Location Total Rainfall (inches)
AUTAUGA 1.1 NNE PRATTVILLE 11.53
BARBOUR 0.2 SSW CLIO 10.27
BARBOUR 1.0 SSE EUFAULA 9.99
BIBB 4.8 SSW WILTON 6.52
BLOUNT 6.7 NE SPRINGVILLE 8.58
BLOUNT 5.3 SSW SPRINGVILLE 7.90
BLOUNT 5.1 SW CLEVELAND 6.63
BULLOCK 0.2 N UNION SPRINGS 6.90
CALHOUN 1.6 W WEAVER 6.67
CALHOUN 1.6 NNE JACKSONVILLE 5.54
CALHOUN ANNISTON METRO AP (ANB) 7.02
CHAMBERS 0.4 NNW VALLEY 11.87
CHEROKEE 6.9 SSE MENTONE 6.39
CHILTON 2.6 NNW CLANTON 7.56
CLAY ASHLAND COOP 7.89
CLEBURNE HEFLIN COOP 6.41
COOSA 10 SW ALEXANDER CITY 9.81
COOSA 9.2 S SYLACAUGA 6.19
DALLAS 1.5 WSW SELMA 6.19
ELMORE 9.9 NNE WETUMPKA 10.98
ELMORE 5.2 SW ECLECTIC 9.45
ELMORE 5.0 SE WETUMPKA 9.40
ETOWAH GADSDEN MUNICIPAL AP (GAD) 6.19
ETOWAH NOCCALULA FALLS 10.54
ETOWAH SCROUGEOUT 9.27
FAYETTE 6.4 S WINFIELD 3.48
GREENE GAINESVILLE LOCK AND DAM 4.10
HALE 1.9 NNW MOUNDVILLE 3.62
JEFFERSON RUSSET WOODS SUBDIVISION 10.80
JEFFERSON 2.3 SW TRUSSVILLE 9.54
JEFFERSON 0.5 SE PINSON 8.94
JEFFERSON 1.7 SE MOUNTAIN BROOK 8.25
JEFFERSON BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL AP (BHM) 7.28
JEFFERSON PINSON COOP 8.56
LAMAR 4.1 SSE VERNON 4.16
LEE 0.6 ENE AUBURN 6.34
LEE PITTS FIELD 5.51
LOWNDES RF HENRY L AND D 5.72
MARENGO DEMOPOLIS LOCK AND DAM 6.94
MARION 1.1 NW GUIN 2.48
MONTGOMERY 4.0 ENE MONTGOMERY 7.58
MONTGOMERY 4.0 ESE MONTGOMERY 6.25
MONTGOMERY DANNELLY FIELD (MGM) 5.72
PERRY UNIONTOWN COOP 5.92
PICKENS 9.4 WSW ALICEVILLE 5.20
PIKE 1.5 ESE TROY 9.57
PIKE TROY MUNICIPAL AP (TOI) 8.14
RANDOLPH 1.4 NE ROANOKE 6.01
RUSSELL 13.2 SSW LADONIA 7.06
RUSSELL 2.2 NNW PHENIX CITY 6.33
ST. CLAIR 4.5 ENE ODENVILLE 8.88
ST. CLAIR 2.0 ESE MOODY 7.85
SHELBY 5.8 ENE LAKE PURDY 11.22
SHELBY 1.7 E MEADOWBROOK 10.50
SHELBY 3.5 NNW CALERA 9.73
SHELBY 1.6 SSE ALABASTER 8.40
SHELBY SHELBY COUNTY AP (EET) 8.88
SUMTER 1.2 S LIVINGSTON 4.32
TALLADEGA 2.8 SSE BON AIR 6.98
TALLADEGA 7.0 NE VINCENT 6.52
TALLAPOOSA 2.7 S ALEXANDER CITY 7.61
TALLAPOOSA 3.1 N ALEXANDER CITY 6.70
TALLAPOOSA ALEXANDER CITY (ALX) 5.81
TUSCALOOSA 0.5 SSE LAKEVIEW 5.25
TUSCALOOSA TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL AP (TCL) 3.57
WALKER 2.8 SW JASPER 4.74
WINSTON LYNN 5.25


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