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Hurricane FLORENCE


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Hurricane Florence Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL062018
400 AM EDT Fri Sep 14 2018

...400 AM POSITION UPDATE...
...EYEWALL OF FLORENCE BEGINNING TO REACH THE NORTH CAROLINA
COAST...

A NOAA observing site at Cape Lookout, North Carolina, recently
reported a sustained wind of 68 mph (109 km/h) and a gust to 90 mph
(145 km/h).  A Weatherflow station at Fort Macon, North Carolina,
recently reported a sustained wind of 65 mph (104 km/h) and a gust
of 87 mph (140 km/h).

The water levels in Pamlico Sound and Emerald Isle remain elevated.
These waters are expected to rise as the tides come back in.  A USGS
gauge in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, recently recorded 6.6 feet of
inundation.

A NOAA buoy at Onslow Bay recently reported a minimum pressure of
961 mb (28.38 mb).  A NOAA buoy off of Wilmington, North Carolina,
recently reported a sustained wind of 55 mph (88 km/h) and a gust
of 90 mph (145 km/h).

SUMMARY OF 400 AM EDT...0800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...34.2N 77.3W
ABOUT 30 MI...45 KM E OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 50 MI...80 KM SW OF MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...955 MB...28.20 INCHES

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Forecaster Cangialosi/Manougian

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