Florida Gale - October 6-13, 2011

An upper level low strengthened as it moved eastward along the northern Gulf coast on the 4th and the 5th, stalling near
the northeast Florida coast on the 6th and 7th.  The system dropped southwest across the peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico
by the morning of the 8th, spurring the development of thunderstorm activity near Grand Bahama Island on the morning of
the 9th.  A surface low formed with this feature by afternoon and deepened as it moved northwest into the Space Coast,
creating sustained storm-force winds with gusts above hurricane strength near its center.  Once it moved inland that evening,
the low weakened and coupled with the parent upper level low over northern Florida on the 10th, with the system stalling into the
11th.  The cyclone moved northeast on the 12th, curving northwest across the central Appalachians on the morning of the 13th
before becoming absorbed by an approaching occluded cyclone across the Midwest. 

The track within the graphics below was extracted from real-time surface analyses produced at the Hydrometeorological
  Prediction Center and the National Hurricane Center.  Rainfall information was provided by National Weather Service
River Forecast Centers, public information statements from Melbourne and Jacksonville, Florida, and CoCoRAHS.

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