Hurricane Flossy - September 22-29, 1956

Squally weather was first noted south of Guatemala on the 20th.  A well developed circulation formed over
the Yucatan peninsula on the 21st as the disturbed area moved northward, and moved into the Gulf of Mexico.
The system gradually organized as it increased in size, becoming a tropical storm on the 22nd and a hurricane the
next day.  That afternoon, the cyclone turned east-northeast, clipping the Mouth of the Mississippi River on the 24th.
The hurricane made landfall south of Pensacola before striking the coast again at Fort Walton Beach.  As it passed out
of Florida, Flossy became an extratropical storm which continued moving east-northeast, moving back into the Atlantic
near the Virginia Capes.    

 The graphics below show the storm total rainfall from Flossy.  Rainfall data was provided by the National Climatic
Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina, with a extra data point provided by the annual hurricane season report
published in Monthly Weather Review.

Flossy (1956) Storm Total Rainfall
Flossy (1956) Storm Total Rainfall Flossy (1956) Storm Total Rainfall