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Hurricane Florence
by AD5XJ SATERN So. Terr. Net Mgr.
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courtesy NOAA NHC Miami

 

(STATUS CHANGE 15 Sep 2018 07:18 CST) Florence now a Tropical Storm and moving slowly across NC and SC. This morning at 07:10 EST Florence has moved only 200 miles overnight (8 hours). This is a slow moving, long lasting, and very large storm that will have extreme weather associated with the path it travels this weekend. The primary threat from here on is flooding. Very large amounts of rain accompany this storm and flooding is expected along the path shown in the graphic.

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The 08:00 EDT NWS/NHC bulletin follows:

        BULLETIN
        Tropical Storm Florence Intermediate Advisory Number 64A
        NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL062018
        800 AM EDT Sat Sep 15 2018

        ...FLORENCE MOVING SLOWLY ACROSS EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA...
        ...CONTINUES TO PRODUCE CATASTROPHIC FLOODING OVER NORTH CAROLINA
        AND SOUTH CAROLINA...


        SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
        ----------------------------------------------
        LOCATION...33.6N 79.5W
        ABOUT 35 MI...55 KM W OF MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA
        ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM SSE OF FLORENCE SOUTH CAROLINA
        MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...80 KM/H
        PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 260 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H
        MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...989 MB...29.20 INCHES


        WATCHES AND WARNINGS
        --------------------
        CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

        None.

        SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

        A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
        * Myrtle Beach South Carolina to Ocracoke Inlet North Carolina
        * Pamlico Sound, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers

        A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
        * Edisto Beach South Carolina to Ocracoke Inlet North Carolina
        * Pamlico Sound

        Interests elsewhere in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states
        should monitor the progress of Florence.

        For storm information specific to your area, including possible
        inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
        local National Weather Service forecast office.


        DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
        ----------------------
        At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Florence was
        located near latitude 33.6 North, longitude 79.5 West.  Florence is
        moving toward the west near 2 mph (4 km/h), and a slow westward
        motion is expected to continue through today. A turn toward the
        west-northwest and northwest is expected on Sunday. Florence is
        forecast to turn northward through the Ohio Valley by Monday.

        Radar data continue to indicate that the maximum sustained winds
        remain near 50 mph (80 km/h) with higher gusts in heavy rainbands
        over water.  Gradual weakening is forecast while Florence moves
        farther inland during the next couple of days, and it is expected to
        weaken to a tropical depression by tonight.

        Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km)
        from the center.  A sustained wind of 44 mph (70 km/h) with a gust
        to 51 mph (83 km/h) was recently reported at the Johnny Mercer Pier
        in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. A sustained wind of 43 mph
        (69 km/h) with a gust to 51 mph (83 km/h) was recently reported by
        NOAA Buoy 41013 at Frying Pan Shoals, North Carolina.

        The estimated minimum central pressure based on nearby surface
        observations is 989 mb (29.20 inches).


        HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
        ----------------------
        STORM SURGE:  The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the
        tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by
        rising waters moving inland from the shoreline.  The water has the
        potential to reach the following heights above ground...

        The Neuse, Pamlico, Pungo, and Bay Rivers...3-5 ft
        Ocracoke Inlet NC to Cape Lookout NC...2-4 ft
        Cape Lookout NC to Cape Fear NC...3-5 ft
        Cape Fear NC to Myrtle Beach SC...2-4 ft

        The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of
        onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and
        destructive waves.  Surge-related flooding can vary greatly over
        short distances.  For information specific to your area, please see
        products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast
        office.

        RAINFALL: Florence is expected to produce heavy and excessive
        rainfall in the following areas...

        Southern and central portions of North Carolina into far northeast
        South Carolina...an additional 10 to 15 inches, with storm totals
        between 30 and 40 inches along the North Carolina coastal areas
        south of Cape Hatteras. This rainfall will continue to produce
        catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river
        flooding.

        Remainder of northern South Carolina into western North Carolina and
        southwest Virginia...5 to 10 inches, isolated 15 inches.

        West-central Virginia into far eastern West Virginia, north of
        Roanoke and west of Charlottesville, 3 to 6 inches, isolated 8
        inches.  These rainfall amounts will result in life-threatening
        flash flooding and river flooding, along with an elevated risk for
        landslides.

        Newport, North Carolina reported a rainfall total of almost 24
        inches as of midnight Saturday.

        WIND:  Tropical storm conditions will continue today in portions of
        the warning area along the coast and also over large portions of
        eastern North Carolina and extreme eastern South Carolina, with
        tropical-storm-force wind gusts spreading well inland.

        TORNADOES:  A few tornadoes are possible in southeastern North
        Carolina and northeastern South Carolina today through tonight.

        SURF:  Swells generated by Florence are affecting Bermuda, portions
        of the U.S. East Coast, and the northwestern and central Bahamas.
        These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip
        current conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather
        office.