Friday, August 19, 2011

Heavy Rain & Flooding

An isolated, slow moving thunderstorm sent a torrent of rain down across eastern Lucas county late Thursday evening.  Those that found themselves in the midst of what seemed like a monsoonal downpour received anywhere from 2" to 4"+ of rain.  This caused significant flooding on roadways and in some basements in west Toledo, north Toledo and Oregon.  Take a look at rainfall estimates from Doppler Radar:



A flash flood warning was in effect for the majority of the evening as roads, cars and basements were overwhelmed with the standing water. 

Outside of this intense, compact area of rain, most areas barely saw a drop of rain.  In fact, official records at Toledo Express airport will only show 0.01" of rain for the day!



In addition to the heavy rain, large hail was reported in downtown Toledo east into Oregon.