UPDATE 10/11/2013: Here are the final Doppler-estimated precipitation maps for "Nor'Karen." See my new blog about the Pennsylvania flooding that the storm caused.
UPDATE 10/10/2013: The following coastal flooding photo was taken last night by Hunter Outten in Cupalo park in Millsboro, DE last night:
ORIGINAL REPORT 10/9/2013: The Outer Banks have been lashed this week by a coastal storm that (it can be argued) contains part of Tropical Storm Karen and also is like a late-fall nor'easter. It's not as strong as the "Nor'Ida '09" so far, but it's probably reminding residents of that storm (hat tip to Hunter O. for reminding me of that storm). Here's what it looks like this afternoon:
The b-roll I recorded from the webcam OBXCams.com at Rondanthe, N.C., (Mirlo Beach) shows people there dealing with the storm as they normally would during a winter storm -- trying to bulldoze a wall of sand between the waves and the road. At one point in the taped video below (from earlier today), the ocean washes down a driveway and out into the road, making a government truck think twice about entering the driveway.
The rainfall has been extreme (15 to 20 inches) offshore but amounts over 4 inches have crept into the southern Outer Banks of North Carolina this afternoon, according to Doppler Radar:
In my latest gadget test, I recorded the same scene with six different 1080p HD Action Cams and compared their features.
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