She is a blowin’!
For weeks now weather forecasters have closely watched the tracks of Hurricane Florence as she made her way across the mighty Atlantic. Her arriaval to the United States isn’t necessarily being greeted with any happiness... she is already overstaying her welcome..
Hurricane Florence ground its way along the southern coast of North Carolina on Thursday night, delivering torrential rains, high winds, and an already-dangerous storm surge. As of 11 pm EDT, Florence was about 60 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, drifting northwest at 6 mph with top sustained winds of 90 mph. Although Florence had become a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale, it remained a Category 5 heavy rain and inland flooding threat, and a Category 3 storm surge threat.
The eye of the storm appears to be making its way onto the shoreline of North Carolina as this post is typed on Friday September 14 at 6:45 am.. Weather Channel madman Jim Cantore is busy on live TV dodging wild wind swept items as the storm surges and the waters overflow the land..
And now the flooding begins.