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

...400 PM EDT POSITION UPDATE...
...FLORENCE MOVING SLOWLY WESTWARD ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN
NORTH CAROLINA...
...TORRENTIAL RAINS WILL CONTINUE...

NOAA Doppler weather radar data and surface observations indicate
that the center of Hurricane Florence has continued to move slowly
westward toward the North Carolina-South Carolina border.

Amateur radio operators have reported a recent wind gust of 76 mph
(122 km/h) in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.  A buoy operated by
the CORMP program east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina recently
reported a wind gust of 69 mph (111 km/h).  Surface observations
indicate that the central pressure has risen to near 971 mb (28.67
inches).

The radar presentation of Florence has weakened as the center has
moved inland, so this will be the last hourly tropical cyclone
position update issued on Florence.  Public advisories will be
issued every three hours until the system weakens below tropical
storm strength.


SUMMARY OF 400 PM EDT...2000 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...34.0N 78.5W
ABOUT 40 MI...65 KM WSW OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 35 MI...55 KM NE OF MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...971 MB...28.67 INCHES

$$
Forecaster Beven