Subtropical Storm One - May 21-25, 1976
Cloudiness and showers covered the Gulf of Mexico and the northwest
Caribbean on May 19th and 20th due to
an interaction between an upper level trough and a stationary
front. By the 21st, surface observations indicated
the development of a low in the central Gulf of Mexico. The
system strengthened as it drifted northwest. Meanwhile,
an upper level trough to its northwest approached the cyclone,
strengthening the system into a subtropical storm.
The storm accelerated northeast at 23 mph on May 23rd, crossing
northern Florida and southeast Georgia that
afternoon. The cyclone continued east-northeast, becoming a
frontal wave on the 25th. The graphics below
show the storm total rainfall for the cyclone, which used data compiled
the National Climatic Data Center in
Asheville North Carolina.