Hub City received 8.15 inches of rain. The only city to receive more was Gulf Breeze at 9.93 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
According to the preliminary report on Hurricane Nate from the National Weather Service, Crestview was hit with the second-highest rainfall total over 20 counties from Mobile, Alabama, east across the Florida Panhandle. Measurements were reported from 45 cities and towns.
In the report released Thursday, during a 24-hour period from 7 a.m. Saturday until 7 a.m. Sunday, Crestview received 8.15 inches of rain. The only city to receive more was Gulf Breeze at 9.93 inches.
To put into perspective those rainfall amounts covering a time period during the initial approach and after landfall was made by Nate, Mobile — which saw its downtown flooded from storm surge — was fifth on the list at 7.2 inches. Third and fourth on the list were Alabama locations of Foley (7.71) and Tillmans Corner (7.37).
Acoss the Panhandle, the next 12 highest locations behind Crestview were: Pensacola, 6.80; Navarre, 6.75; Mary Esther, 6.17; Pensacola Beach, 5.94; Eglin AFB, 4.89; Pace, 4.64; Niceville, 4.53; Milton, 4.05; Gonzalez, 3.40; Pensacola Airport, 3.28; Century, 3.04; Destin, 2.90.
The weather service noted that the data reported was preliminary and subject to updates and corrections as appropriate.
Pensacola Airport recorded the highest maximum sustained winds during the 24-hour period of 33 mph with a peak gust of 46 mph. Destin was next along the Panhandle with maximum sustained winds of 27 mph but a higher peak gust of 50 mph.
Crestview was next at 22-36, followed by Pensacola NAS 35-46, Hurlburt Field 34-45 and Eglin AFB 29-42. Choctawhatchee Bay recorded sustained winds of 34 mph and a peak gust of 45 mph.
Among the 10 listed locations for storm surge during the time period, Pensacola Bay was the only Florida location listed at No. 10 with a surge listing of 3.22 feet.
The weather service added that three EF0 tornadoes were reported in Alabama. There were no injuries reported from the tornadic activity.