Feeder band from Fickle Fay rotates through Memphis


A band of very heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms rotated westward across the metro area this afternoon as cells formed quickly in the afternoon heat along a convergence zone spinning around the remnants of Fay. A CoCoRaHS 4″ rain gauge at MemphisWeather.Net in north Bartlett recorded 1.78″ of rain, most of it falling in a 60-minute period between 5-6pm. About 5 miles south in the center of Bartlett, an unofficial recording of 2 3/4″ of rain fell in that same hour! Flash flloding was observed as water filled drainage ditches and gutters and overflowed into the streets. WXLIVE! recorded a peak rain rate of 5.59″/hr and a max wind gust of 22 mph. A radar image of the storms as they moved through is shown.

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Michael Detwiler
15 years ago

Big rains for you all Erik…thanks for the good reporting!