Severe Weather Alerts - Leland, NC

  • Tropical Cyclone Statement

    Tropical Cyclone Statement in effect until 7:15 AM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

THIS PRODUCT COVERS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA

**BONNIE STALLED OFF SC COAST**


NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- NONE

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR INLAND
HORRY...COASTAL HORRY...INLAND GEORGETOWN AND COASTAL GEORGETOWN

* STORM INFORMATION:
- ABOUT 250 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF WILMINGTON NC OR ABOUT 190
MILES SOUTH OF MYRTLE BEACH SC
- 31.0N 79.5W
- STORM INTENSITY 45 MPH
- MOVEMENT STATIONARY

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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TROPICAL STORM BONNIE HAS STALLED OFF THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST. THE
SYSTEM WILL TAKE ON A NORTHWESTERLY MOVEMENT AND COME ASHORE NEAR
CHARLESTON SUNDAY EVENING. IT WILL THEN TURN TO THE NORTHEAST AND
CONTINUE UP THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

RAINFALL OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS SHOULD AVERAGE 2 TO 4 INCHES. A FEW
LOCATIONS MAY RECEIVE AS MUCH AS 5 INCHES.

ROUGH SURF AND A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE
ENTIRE COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA OVER
THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* FLOODING RAIN:
PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE
LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH
CAROLINA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE:
- LOCALIZED FLOODING FROM RAINFALL MAY OCCUR, ESPECIALLY IN
LOW-LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. SOME RIVERS AND CREEKS MAY
RISE AS A RESULT OF THE RAIN. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, AND
DITCHES MAY OVERFLOW IN SOME LOCATIONS.
- SEVERAL STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS MAY BECOME FULL AND
BEGIN TO OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD CLOSURES ARE POSSIBLE.

* OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS:
STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED ALONG AREA BEACHES THROUGH THE
HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

* WIND:
PROTECT AGAINST HAZARDOUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS
SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA. POTENTIAL
IMPACTS INCLUDE:
- UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT OBJECTS MAY BE BLOWN ABOUT.
- SOME LARGE LIMBS MAY BREAK FROM TREES.

* TORNADOES:
PROTECT AGAINST A TORNADO EVENT HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS
ACROSS COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE:
- THE OCCURRENCE OF ISOLATED TORNADOES CAN HINDER THE EXECUTION
OF EMERGENCY PLANS DURING TROPICAL EVENTS.


ELSEWHERE ACROSS SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH
CAROLINA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
IF YOU ARE A VISITOR AND STILL IN THE AREA, LISTEN FOR THE NAME OF
THE CITY OR TOWN IN WHICH YOU ARE STAYING WITHIN LOCAL NEWS UPDATES.
PAY ATTENTION FOR INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR
OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. BE READY TO ADAPT TO POSSIBLE CHANGES TO
THE FORECAST.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV
- FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG
- FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG

NEXT UPDATE
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THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC AROUND BY 3 AM, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT.

Leland, NC Radar