2:00pm Update: Hurricane Florence – Weakened Category 2 Still On Forecast Track for Evening Arrival…

There will be a 2:00pm interim update soon.  As of the 11:00am update this morning Florence had dropped wind speed to 105mph (Cat2) but remained on the previously forecast track. Florence is located approximately 145 miles east-southeast of Wilmington and traveling forward at 10mph.

[Hurricane Center] Florence is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). This general motion, accompanied by a further decrease in forward speed, is expected to continue through today. A turn to the west-northwest and west at an even slower forward speed is expected tonight and Friday, and a slow west-southwestward motion is forecast Friday night and Saturday.

On the forecast track, the center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and South Carolina later today, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina in the hurricane warning area tonight and Friday. A slow motion across portions of eastern South Carolina is forecast Friday night through Saturday night.

Data from the aircraft and Doppler weather radars indicate that maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected before the center reaches the coast, with weakening expected after the center moves inland.

Florence is a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles (315 km). (read more)

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184 Responses to 2:00pm Update: Hurricane Florence – Weakened Category 2 Still On Forecast Track for Evening Arrival…

  1. Pam says:

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  2. CNN_sucks says:

    Should the media thanked President Trump for calming Florence? Hah!

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  3. wheatietoo says:

    They just reported on Fox that Camp Lejune is without power.

    Power is out up and down the NC coast.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      You’d think a base would have pretty darn good back-up power.

      Can’t be *completely* out, can it?

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      • wheatietoo says:

        Yeah, I’m sure the base has some back-up generators.
        Especially for comms…and probably the base hospital.

        But it’s a big base.
        So a lot of it is without power.

        The report mentioned “they’re down to using flashlights and MRE’s”.

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  4. bflyjesusgrl says:

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  5. Pam says:

    I still have power….for now. LOL

    SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
    ———————————————–
    LOCATION…34.0N 76.8W
    ABOUT 50 MI…80 KM S OF MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA
    ABOUT 60 MI…95 KM ESE OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…90 MPH…150 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 6 MPH…9 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…956 MB…28.23 INCHES

    Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from
    the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195
    miles (315 km).

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  6. Ziiggii says:

    Going to bed… long day tomorrow and more than a little confused as to what she is doing since the last several NHC updates!

    🤦🏻‍♂️ nothing is making sense right now. Probably just tired 😴

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