Tropical Storm Lee drops copious rainfall across the southeast

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The map below shows the 7-day total precipitation encompassing the first week of September through this morning at 7am.  As you can see Tropical Storm Lee and it’s remnants brought remarkable amounts of precipitation to the Gulf Coast states and Tennessee Valley, thanks in large part to it’s very slow motion.  
While Memphis locations generally received under a half-inch, parts of northeast Mississippi received over 6″ of rain!  Many locations in a swath across LA, MS, the FL panhandle, north AL, and east TN received 8″+. Below the map are selected rainfall totals for the storm, as reported to the NWS.
RAINFALL TOTALS
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(SELECTED STORM TOTAL RAINFALL IN INCHES THROUGH TUESDAY, 9/6/11, 4 PM CDT)
…ALABAMA…
TILLMANS CORNER 4.3 WNW             11.74
GRAND BAY 0.6 NW                    11.32
MOBILE                              10.92
ORANGE BEACH 3.0 ENE                10.50
FOLEY 2.0 SSW                       10.39
SPRINGVILLE 5.3 WNW                 10.36
THEODORE 3.7 WNW                    10.31
ENSLEY                               9.54
GUNTERSVILLE                         8.95
ALBERTVILLE 4.8 WNW                  8.94
BIRMINGHAM                           8.13
PINSON                               7.94
TUSCALOOSA 5 NE                      7.70
WILMER 7.9 SE                        7.55
GADSDEN                              7.18
MUSCLE SHOALS                        6.04
HUNTSVILLE/MADISON CO ARPT           5.52
…FLORIDA…
MILTON 1.4 NNE                      10.03
NICEVILLE 4.5 SE                     7.35
PENSACOLA 3.8 N                      6.57
WEST PENSACOLA 10.9 SW               6.35
DESTIN ARPT                          6.29
ENSLEY 2.1 ENE                       6.10
PACE 2.4 N                           6.06
NAVARRE 2.3 NNW                      6.02
DESTIN AIRPORT                       5.93
PENSACOLA RGNL ARPT                  5.81
VALPARAISO/EGLIN AFB                 5.71
GONZALEZ 2.1 E                       5.68
APALACHICOLA MUNI ARPT               5.49
EGLIN AFB 5.6 NE                     5.33
HURLBURT FIELD AWS                   5.30
…GEORGIA…
LA FAYETTE 2.9 NE                   10.00
RINGGOLD 5 W                         8.95
LAFAYETTE 5 SW                       8.71
TRENTON 5.8 S                        8.55
NAOMI 2 E                            7.88
NEW ENGLAND 2 SE                     7.84
LYERLY 4.8 SSE                       7.65
CURRYVILLE 3 W                       6.81
ROME/RUSSELL FIELD                   6.00
…KENTUCKY…
CRANKS CREEK RESERVOIR               5.49
CUMBERLAND                           4.75
WHITESBURG                           4.00
FLATWOODS 0.5 WNW                    3.67
BOWLING GREEN                        3.24
PLUM SPRINGS 0.8 NNW                 3.10
LEXINTGON/BLUE GRASS FIELD           2.74
…LOUISIANA…
HOLDEN                              15.43
N.O. CAROLLTON                      14.32
MAUREPAS                            13.63
PONCHATOULA 4 SE                    13.22
CONVENT 2 S                         13.04
RESERVE 0.5 SSE                     12.43
GRAY 0.5 ENE                        12.15
MARRERO 1.9 E                       11.21
NEW ORLEANS/MOISANT                 11.00
MONTICELLO 3.0 ENE                  10.91
PONCHATOULA 11.8 E                  10.59
MERAUX 0.8 WNW                      10.10
ZACHARY 3.5 WNW                      9.04
BOOTHVILLE                           8.83
BATON ROUGE/RYAN MUNI ARPT           8.20
…MISSISSIPPI…
WAVELAND 1.1 NW                     14.11
FLORENCE 0.9 E                      13.45
SAUCIER 6.4 ESE                     11.75
GULFPORT 2.0 NE                     11.71
LONG BEACH 0.7 S                    11.59
PASS CHRISTIAN 5.0 N                11.31
RICHLAND 0.3 WSW                    11.25
PHILADELPHIA 5.4 E                  11.18
JACKSON                             11.15
PEARL 3.4 ESE                       11.14
GULFPORT-BILOXI                     11.14
JACKSON WFO                         11.13
PASCAGOULA                          10.95
KILN 6.6 N                          10.90
…NORTH CAROLINA…
BLOWING ROCK 2.8 ENE                 7.18
BOONE                                6.56
LAUREL SPRINGS 3 WSW                 5.34
LENOIR                               5.28
FRANKLIN 7.5 SW                      4.93
…TENNESSEE…
CLEVELAND 3 ESE                     12.22
CHARLESTON                          11.50
APISON 2.7 SW                        9.59
CLEVELAND                            9.58
RICEVILLE 3.7 WSW                    9.50
GEORGETOWN                           9.48
OOLTEWAH 6.7 NNW                     8.58
OAK RIDGE                            8.34
KNOXVILLE MUNI ARPT                  7.03
CLARKSVILLE 10.2 WSW                 5.53
CUMBERLAND CITY 1.2 ESE              5.41
OAK RIDGE 6.9 NNE                    5.09
CROSSVILLE MEMORIAL ARPT             4.98
LAWRENCEBURG 8.8 SE                  4.95
COOKEVILLE 4.6 WNW                   4.23
CHRISTIANA 6.5 E                     4.22
NASHVILLE METRO ARPT                 3.53
CHATTANOOGA-LOVELL FIELD             3.04
…VIRGINIA…
FANCY GAP                            6.77
HILLSVILLE 8.9 SE                    6.34
SHIPMAN 1.8 NW                       6.30
BEDFORD 1.1 N                        6.08
ROCKFISH                             5.58
ROANOKE                              5.20

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