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JasonWx wrote
Harv great post

the fact that the cam is still working and flag is sill flying ,shows to me that the storm is not living up to the hype..
The flag was starting to shred by 4pm this afternoon.  The owner rode out Hurricane Matthew out on the platform but is in Charlotte this time.  That says something about the winds expected.
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JasonWx wrote
the storm is not living up to the hype..
When you call 911 in several counties in North Carolina they are telling people to call back tomorrow.


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My definition of HYPE is to actually have Hurricane conditions.. Winds that are sustained at 74mph not gusts...I could not find  one ob that had those numbers..That includes buoy reports.. I look at from a pure meteorological point of view..

also the utilities shut power down to protect the grid..

 
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Current hype from NWS Morehead:

Flash Flood Warning
Storm Surge Warning
Hurricane Warning
Tropical Storm Warning
Flood Warning
Tornado Watch
Flash Flood Watch
Storm Surge Watch
Hurricane Local Statement
Rip Current Statement
Beach Hazards Statement
Hazardous Weather Outlook
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My guess is that this will be an Irene for the southern Apalachains. The mountains are going to take the brunt of this with lots of mud slides, washed out bridges and flooded rural towns. One track had it coming up our way as a rain event but that’s a ways off.
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JasonWx wrote
My definition of HYPE is to actually have Hurricane conditions.. Winds that are sustained at 74mph not gusts...I could not find  one ob that had those numbers..That includes buoy reports.. I look at from a pure meteorological point of view..

also the utilities shut power down to protect the grid..
Sustained winds where?  How far out are buoys located?  Landfall is expected some time Friday morning at Category 1.

At Category 1 as of 11pm, with max wind measured at 90mph.  Florence is moving very slowly, which means the associated rain is the real problem this time.  Flooding from 10-15 inches of rain in the next 48-72 hours is what is being mentioned by the local meteorologists more than wind speed.  Also talking about storm surge of 7-11 feet.

Apparently transformers are starting to blow out in Wilmington, as of 11pm.  Population of Wilmington is about 120,000.  Winds gusting at 80mph 8-12 hours from landfall.

Duke Energy is shutting down the nuclear power plant near Wilmington.
https://www.utilitydive.com/news/duke-shuts-down-brunswick-nuclear-plant-ahead-of-hurricane-florence/532297/
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My friend has a monster house right on the cape fear river in Wilmington..He is staying. He didn't give a second thought.

these are the weather buoys that are maintained by the government
https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/Southeast.shtml
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Was he in an evac zone? How is he doing?

They are saying two feet above flood for the Cape Fear River. How high is his house?
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Just got off the phone with him

Lost a couple of trees , no flooding from the river...said only thing is , he has leaks in some of his windows...

he has a full house generator and was watching tv..
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He sounds well insulated. Was he asked to evac?
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