Weakening Gordon still dumping lots of rain


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Tropical Depression Gordon is piling up huge rainfall totals in parts of the South, including more than 10 inches (25 centimeters) in the Florida Panhandle.

The Southeast Regional Climate Center reports that about 10.5 inches (26.6 centimeters) fell at Florida’s Pensacola International Airport. The National Weather Service says that number will rise as rain continues to fall.

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The Weather Service says the heaviest rain fell to the east of Gordon’s center, which came ashore in the Pascagoula, Mississippi, area. That means the most impressive rainfall totals so far have been in southern Alabama and in the Florida Panhandle.

In Baldwin County, Alabama, rainfall estimates by mid-day Wednesday ranged from about 4 inches (10.2 centimeters) to 7.1 inches (18 centimeters) in one spot.