Tropical Storm Hazel - October 6-10,
A disturbed area of weather formed in the western Caribbean sea
on October 6th. The system moved slowly
northward, becoming a tropical storm in the Yucatan Channel on the
8th. The system turned northeast and
nearly intensified to hurricane strength before striking Florida north
of Fort Myers at 11 a.m. on the 9th.
Heavy rains fell primarily near and north of its track, which
exacerbated flooding from previous rains in
Florida, and led to the highest stage ever measured along the St.
John's River, flooding six miles of roadway
between Melbourne and Kissimmee. Data for the rainfall graphics
below was provided by the National
Center in Ashveille, North Carolina.