Hurricane Matthew North Carolina Moves Offshore
Hurricane Matthew North Carolina Flooding
Hurricane Matthew Moves Center Moves Offshore
Normally with a hurricane moving offshore we would begin to see some slow improvement but this is not the cast in North Carolina. The transition from a purely tropical system to an extra tropical or post tropical system has created a very severe flooding situation tonight across North Carolina.
You can see the center is clearly offshore south of Wilmington North Carolina. However as Matthew takes on the characteristics of a non tropical storm, the shield of heavy rain has shifted to well north and west of the center. When you see the radars below the eastern half of North Carolina is completely coverered with heavy rains and the possibility of tornadoes.
Meanwhile the northern edge of the rain has reached coastal areas as it rides northward along an approaching front. Much of that rain remains light with heavier rains from Delaware southward and that shoudl continue overnight. The GFS is forecasting another 6 to 10 inches of rain possible in the next 12 hours.
Some areas in Central and Southern New Jersey and Eastern Long Island could squeeze out a quarter to a half inch out of this.
HURRICANE MATTHEW NORTH CAROLINA LATEST ADVISORY
BULLETIN HURRICANE MATTHEW ADVISORY NUMBER 43 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL142016 500 PM EDT SAT OCT 08 2016 ...TORRENTIAL RAINS SPREADING INLAND ACROSS THE CAROLINAS WHILE MATTHEW HUGS THE COAST... SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...33.8N 78.2W ABOUT 15 MI...20 KM WSW OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM WSW OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 70 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...977 MB...28.85 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The Hurricane Warning from South Santee River southward has been discontinued. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * North of South of Santee River to Surf City A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * North of Surf City to Cape Lookout A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * North of Surf City to Duck * Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds 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 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 33.8 North, longitude 78.2 West. Matthew is moving toward the east-northeast near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue tonight and early Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will be near the coast of southern North Carolina by this evening. Maximum sustained winds remain near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Although weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, Matthew is expected to remain near hurricane strength while the center is near the coasts of North Carolina. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) mainly over water to the east of the center. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 km). Multiple private weather stations along the coast of South Carolina near Myrtle Beach have recently reported hurricane-force wind gusts. The minimum central pressure estimated from Air Force aircraft data is 977 mb (28.85 inches). CORMP buoy 41024 near the center also reported a minimum pressure of 977.8 mb (28.87 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- WIND: Hurricane and tropical storm conditions are expected to continue over the warning area this afternoon, and spread northward elsewhere within the warning area through tonight. Hurricane conditions are possible within the Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning area in North Carolina by tonight or Sunday morning, with tropical storm conditions expected later tonight. STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge, the tide, and large and destructive waves will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide... Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, to Duck, North Carolina, including portions of the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds...3 to 5 ft Along the Georgia and South Carolina coasts southwest of Matthew's center, inundation caused by Matthew's storm surge will slowly recede today. The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances. Large waves generated by Matthew will cause water rises to occur well in advance of and well away from the track of the center. For information specific to your area, please see products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office. There is a danger of life-threatening inundation during the next 36 hours along the coast from Murrells Inlet, South Carolina to Salvo, North Carolina including portions of the Pamlico Sound. There is the possibility of life-threatening inundation during the next 48 hours from Salvo to Duck, North Carolina including portions of the Albemarle Sound. For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the Prototype National Weather Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic. For information specific to your area, please see products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office. The Prototype Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic is a depiction of areas that would qualify for inclusion under a storm surge watch or warning currently under development by the National Weather Service and planned for operational use in 2017. The Prototype Graphic is available at hurricanes.gov. RAINFALL: Matthew is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 8 to 12 inches from northeast South Carolina into northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia, with possible isolated totals of 20 inches possible. This rainfall may result in life-threatening flooding and flash flooding. TORNADOES: A couple of tornadoes are possible this afternoon along the coast of North Carolina. SURF: Swells generated by Matthew will continue to affect much of the coast of the southeastern United States through early next week. These swells will likely cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.
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