Thursday, 07 September 2017 5:00 PM
The NHC hurricane track that we have all seen today indicates that we may be spared a devastating blow relative to those south of us. With that said, the NHC itself is pretty emphatic that their day 4-5 projections are subject to variation, and the “black lines” we see should not be taken for gospel here in eastern NC at this point.
The duty Meteorologist at the NWS station in Newport has told us that until we are in the Sat-Sun timeframe, and have more confidence in the track, we need to remain vigilant in our preparation. (for those added to the email list---see msg #1 below on some steps we should be thinking about in the 2-3 days ahead).
NWS Newport has updated their severe weather briefing. This can be viewed throughout this storm period (it is updated automatically…if it is not at this link it is about to be updated again) at http://www.weather.gov/media/mhx/LatestBriefing.pdf
For the current briefing click the links below, even with the current track we are in for a significant storm.