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September 2, 2010

Earl Update 12:26 pm

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Tropical Storm Warning

Topsail Beach, NC

Earl now heading north, .areas affected, this local statement provides important information and recommended actions for people in new hanover and pender counties, and marine interests in the adjacent coastal waters. .watches/warnings, A tropical storm warning continues for the following locations, Pender, new hanover. For marine interests, a tropical storm warning continues for coastal waters from cape fear to surf city. Please check the latest public and marine forecasts for detailed information about additional hazards. .storm information, At 11 am edt, the center of hurricane earl was located near latitude 30.9n, longitude 74.8w. This was about 310 miles southeast of wilmington nc. The storm was moving north at 18 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 140 mph. .situation overview, Hurricane earl will pass just east of the North Carolina coast late this afternoon into early Friday morning. Winds are expected to increase to near tropical storm force this afternoon and continue through early Friday morning mainly along the immediate coast. Strong rip currents and large surf conditions will continue today and Friday. .precautionary/preparedness actions, .next update, The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in wilmington around 300 pm edt, or sooner if conditions warrant. , tropical storm warning remains in effect, , new information, At 11 am edt, the center of hurricane earl was located near latitude 30.9n, longitude 74.8w. This was about 310 miles southeast of wilmington nc. The storm was moving north at 18 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 140 mph. , precautionary/preparedness actions, , winds, The latest area forecast is for maximum winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph. However, as hurricane earl approaches, Stronger winds are still possible. Minor damage may occur to older mobile homes. Isolated power outages will be possible. , storm surge and storm tide, Storm surge is expected to be minimal because hurricane earl will be passing east of the region and at a time of relative low tides. Along the coasts of new hanover and pender counties the probability of 2 foot storm surge remains less than 10 percent. Meanwhile, surf heights will range from 8 to 12 feet for several hours this afternoon and evening. , rip currents, Large swells from hurricane earl will lead to strong rip currents along area beaches. The rip currents will be strongest this evening as the storm passes and the tides fall. Large breaking waves of 8 to 12 feet are also expected. Strong rip currents will continue into Friday even as the storm moves away to the northeast.
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Regards,
Johnny

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