Independence Day 2013 Heavy Rainfall

Map of rainfall totals from 4 July 2013
Radar-estimated precipitation, corrected for rain gage reports, from 7 AM Thursday to 7 AM Friday.

A heavy rain band set up to the north and west of Huntsville on Independence Day 2013, causing prolonged heavy rainfall and significant flooding mainly from Fayetteville, to Harvest and Capshaw, Decatur, and Moulton.  (For a map of flooding reports received on the 4th, click here.)

Selected heavy precipitation reports follow.  These reports indicate rainfall that fell between 7 AM CDT Thursday and 7 AM CDT Friday morning.  The heaviest report over that time is a CoCoRAHS observer near Harvest with 9.05 inches.  Bankhead National Forest received 8.29 inches during that time, though their midnight-to-midnight total is 9.20 inches.


Lauderdale County
East Green Hill/Killen CoCoRAHS 3.38
Lake Coves/Florence CoCoRAHS 3.18
 
Limestone County
CHARM Site #175 CHARM 8.09
Capshaw/Athens USGS 6.82
Decatur Airport ASOS 6.18
CHARM Site #180 CHARM 6.17
Athens/Canebrake CoCoRAHS 5.50
Athens COOP COOP 4.83
5 N Athens CoCoRAHS 3.54
Athens TVA TVA 3.48
 
Lawrence County
Bankhead National Forest RAWS 8.29
Moulton TVA TVA 6.84
East Lawrence/Trinity CoCoRAHS 5.71
Moulton COOP COOP 5.55
 
Lincoln County
Carmargo CoCoRAHS 6.88
Howell CoCoRAHS 5.03
South Lincoln CoCoRAHS 4.81
Harms CoCoRAHS 4.80
South Fayetteville CoCoRAHS 4.67
Fayetteville COOP COOP 4.57
2 SW Belleview CoCoRAHS 4.48
Fayetteville Airport AWOS 4.14
Fayetteville Water Plant COOP 4.10
Petersburg TVA 3.53
Taylortown CoCoRAHS 3.49
 
Madison County
Harvest/Magnolia Springs CoCoRAHS 9.05
CHARM Site #11 CHARM 7.82
CHARM Site #182 CHARM 7.81
CHARM Site #172 CHARM 6.97
CHARM Site #6 CHARM 6.81
CHARM Site #197 CHARM 6.56
East Monrovia/Harvest CoCoRAHS 6.56
CHARM Site #171 CHARM 6.55
CHARM Site #166 CHARM 6.45
CHARM Site #153 CHARM 6.25
CHARM Site #176 CHARM 5.90
CHARM Site #7 CHARM 5.75
CHARM Site #186 CHARM 5.04
CHARM Site #169 CHARM 4.89
Huntsville Airport ASOS 4.61
NW Hazel Green CoCoRAHS 3.90
Madison USGS 3.59
SW Huntsville COOP 3.15
Chase TVA 3.09
Broglan Branch/Oakwood USGS 3.07
 
Moore County
Lynchburg COOP COOP 3.80
 
Morgan County
Burningtree Mountain/Priceville CoCoRAHS 7.52


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