NWS Newport has updated their severe weather briefing. This can be viewed throughout this storm period at http://www.weather.gov/media/mhx/LatestBriefing.pdf.
We just attended a briefing from the Newport NWS Office. The following were the main points:
- The current track is more favorable for eastern NC than the previous ones. The potential for change exists, but right now all modeling looks like we will be spared what we are seeing will take place in FLA. The NWS has confidence on this.
- Effects from the storm will be seen in our area Sunday through Monday night. We will see:
- winds in the 30-40 mph range
- a significant and dangerous RIP CURRENT situation. This will last through Wednesday (accounting for both Irma and Jose)
- storm surge of approximately 1 foot
- 1-3 inches of rain
- Gale force winds will occur on the ocean
Carteret County Emergency Management will monitor this throughout and we’ll pass on anything significant. They recommend we continue with efforts to secure items on our property that could turn into missiles with high winds. Also, this is probably not the weekend to be on the ocean.