Approaching Storms

LATEST FORECAST NEWS:
 
HURRICANE FLORENCE MAKING LANDFALL AT WILMINGTON, NC.  WILL MOVE SLOWLY INLAND FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
 
THE REMNANTS OF FLORENCE WILL MOVE THROUGH OUR AREA ON TUESDAY WITH RAIN AND BREEZY CONDITIONS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 14TH

At 8:00 a.m. Hurricane Florence will officially make landfall at Wilmington, NC.  Florence was first named a tropical system 15 days ago just off the African coast.  Significant storm surge is occurring in North Carolina to the north of Wilmington, particularly in Pamlico Sound.  To the south of where Florence is making landfall, there has not been a storm surge because the winds remain offshore.  The coastal regions of South Carolina will be spared the worst of Florence.

The concern now turns to fresh water flooding as the slow moving storm brings double digit rainfall totals to a goo portion of North Carolina and northern most South Carolina.

As Florence weakens over land this weekend, she will turn to the northeast Sunday night and accelerate ahead of a cold front Monday and Tuesday,  Florence will be moving across the area on Tuesday as a shadow of her former self, but will still bring rain and breezy conditions.  She will also mark the end of our prolonged stretch of warm humid weather as temperatures will turn cooler and the atmosphere dries out later next week and next weekend.

This also brings an end to the burst of tropical activity in the Atlantic basin.  which was well telegraphed by the various computer guidance during the end of August.  The other three tropical systems are weakening and once they dissipate, the pattern does not dictate another active period for the remainder of this hurricane season. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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