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WATCH: Hurricane Dorian May Impact the NC Coast and Your Holiday Forecast!


HAVE ANN IMMEDIATE IMPACT
UNTIL PAST LABOR DAY. WE COULD SEE SOME SWELLS ALONG
THE COAST BUT NOT LOOKING LIKE
IT WILL BE A COMPLETE RAINMAKER
FOR EVERYONE. CATEGORY 4 STORM RIGHT NOW AND
140 MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS. 250 MILES AWAY FROM THE BAHAMAS
AND ABOUT 500 MILES AWAY FROM
JUPITER AND CENTRAL FLORIDA. SO FORECASTING IT WILL APPROACH
THE COASTLINE AND AT SOME POI
MAKE LANDFALL INLAND OVER
FLORIDA. WE HAVE A STATIONARY FRONT THAT
IS SITTING WITH US. WE HAVE ANOTHER FRONT MOVING
TOWARDS US BY MONDAY THAT WILL
INCREASE THE STORM CHANCES BY
MONDAY AFTERNOON. THERE’S A LOT THAT MAY CHANGE
OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THE TRACK TAKES US OVER THE
BAHAMAS THROUGH SUNDAY. LOTS OF HEAVY RAIN. YOU WOULD EXPECT WIND DAMAGE
THAT MAY BE CATASTROPHIC. SUSTAINED WINDS AT 100 3140 AS
THE STORM SITS OFF THE COAST
BETWEEN SUNDAY AND INTO EARLY
MONDAY, IT MAY DO SOME
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE FOR FOLKS
ANYWHERE FOR MIAMI POINTS NORT THIS IS THE CONE OF UNCERTAINTY. WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHERE IT
WILL HAVE THE INITIAL IMPACT BUT
WE DO KNOW A LOT OF FOLKS WILL
FEEL THE IMPACT AS FAR WEST AS
TAMPA AND WITH HEAVY RAIN AND
DAMAGING WIND AND THE THREAT OF STORM SURGE ADDING TO COASTAL
FLOODING AND WE ARE LOOKING AT
THAT STORM BECOMING A CATEGORY 3
AS A LOSE INTENSITY MOVING OVER
THE LAND AND WE SEE CATEGORY 2
POTENTIALLY BY WEDNESDAY, TAKING THE TURN BUT DOES IT MOVE INLAND
OR OFF THE COAST AND ALONG NORTH
CAROLINA, VIRGINIA COASTLINES
AND THE BEACHES? WE DO KNOW WE EXPECTED TO BE A
CATEGORY 4 NEARING FLORIDA INTO
MONDAY INTO EARLY TUESDAY. THAT IS THE BIG CHANGE TONIGHT. IT DID JUMP IN INTENSITY IN
TERMS OF WIND SUSTAINED AT 10
MILES AT ABOUT 8:00, 10:00
TONIGHT. RAINFALL TOTALS ALONG THE COAST
COME ANYWHERE FROM FIVE TO ABOUT
ONE FOOT OF RAIN MAY BE POSSIBLE
WITH HIGH ISOLATED TOTAL OF 18
INCHES ALONG THE SOUTHEAST. LESS IMPACT FOR NOW BUT MUCH OF
THIS WILL CHANGE WITH THE NEXT
48 HOURS. WE ARE EXPECTING IT TO TURN TO
THE NORTH BY TUESDAY. FIVE TO 12 INCHES IS A
POSSIBILITY. CATEGORY 2 TO TROPICAL STORM
STATUS. IF YOU HAVE ANY INTERESTS AND
EVEN INLAND, BE READY FOR THE
POSSIBILITY OF HEAVY RAIN. HEAVY RAIN WILL BE THE BIGGEST
IMPACT FOR NOW. WE HAVE THE RICH ALLOW THREE TO
THIS WILL HELP TO WEEKEND. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR THE MOVEMENT
OF THE STORM ALONG THE COAST. IT IS STRONG NOW. THAT IS WHAT HELPED IT MOVE TO
THE WEST NORTHWEST. TAKING IT FARTHER SOUTH. WE HEAVY DRY ON MONDAY BUT THE
FRONT MOVES IN AND CAN BRING IN
A TRIGGER FOR SHOWERS OR STORMS. WE WILL BE WATCHING TO SEE
WHETHER OR NOT. DORIAN INCREASES THE FORWARD
SPEED OR MAKE THE TURN SOONER. 89 IN BURLINGTON. 62 DEGREES OVERNIGHT WITH 60 IN
THE FOOTHILLS. 56 IN THE MOUNTAINS. NICE TOMORROW. OF THE HUMIDITY STAYS WITH US. THE TROP EAT — TROPICAL AIR
WILL LIKELY CHANGE INTO
WEDNESDAY PETER A SIGNIFICANT
INCREASE WITH ALL OF THAT
MOISTURE. HOLIDAY WEEKEND TRAVEL, CAN YOU
DO IT? IT WILL BE FINE THROUGH THE
BEACHES.THE PROBLEM WILL BE
GETTING IN THE WATER
.
YOU HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO
WHATEVER BEACH YOU ARE ON. NORTHERN BEACHES WILL HAVE
BETTER CHANCES OF SEEING
SUNSHINE. HIGHER RIP CURRENT RISKS COULD
DEVELOP INTO SUNDAY AND MONDAY. PAY ATTENTION TO THAT WHEREVER
YOU ARE HEADING. INLAND, UNCERTAINTIES WILL BE
WITH US FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS, UNTIL WE HAVE A BATTLE
HANDLE ON WHERE THIS MAKE
LANDFALL. 88 DEGREES ON MONDAY. STORM CHANCE MAY BE POSSIBLE. 90’S. STORM CHANCES ON THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY. LOW 80’S AND LESS

Stephen Childs

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