Slow Turning Dorian Over Florida Causes Widespread Extreme Rainfall Episode

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In 2017 Harvey dropped 50+ in. of rain in the Houston area and Florence delivered 40+ in. to the Carolinas last year. Both storms stalled once inland blocked by high pressure systems to the north and northeast. Dorian may be a candidate for a similar extreme rainfall as blocking high pressure systems either side of Dorian cause a slow turn over Florida that could take up to 3 days to execute. The NOAA/WPC 7-day rainfall forecast already indicates a large swath of 15-20 in. of rain for much of eastern Florida. If Dorian affects Florida beginning late Sunday night, Monday (landfall), Tuesday (inland turning north) and into Wednesday (exiting the state) rainfall amount could easily exceed the NOAA/WPC forecast.