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Historic Hurricane Florence, September 12-15, 2018

Overview

Hurricane Florence was a long-lived Cape Verde hurricane and the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the Carolinas. The sixth named storm, third hurricane, and the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Florence originated from a strong tropical wave that emerged off the west coast of Africa on August 30, 2018. Florence became a tropical depression near Cape Verde on August 31 and progressed west-northwest, becoming a Tropical Storm on September 1. Florence strengthened rapidly on September 4–5, becoming a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph. Florence weakened to a tropical storm by September 7, but the system regained hurricane strength on September 9 and major hurricane status with winds of 140 mph on September 10. However, increasing wind shear caused the storm's winds to gradually weaken over the next few days. However, the storm's wind field continued to grow. By the evening of September 13, Florence had been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach early on Saturday September 15, and weakened further as it slowly moved inland.

Florence produced extensive wind damage along the North Carolina coast from Cape Lookout, across Carteret, Onslow, Pender and New Hanover counties. Thousands of downed trees caused widespread power outages to nearly all of eastern North Carolina. The historic legacy of Hurricane Florence will be record breaking storm surge of 9 to 13 feet and devastating rainfall of 20 to 30 inches, which produced catastrophic and life-threatening flooding. The hardest hit areas included New Bern, Newport, Belhaven, Oriental, North Topsail Beach and Jacksonville, along with Downeast Carteret County, or basically south of a line from Kinston to Cedar Island. A storm total rainfall of 34.00 inches was reported in Swansboro, while the NWS office in Newport recorded 25.20 inches.  Wind gusts of 106 mph were reported at Cape Lookout with 105 mph at Fort Macon. 

 

Florence Rainfall Totals across the Carolinas. 

Observed Rainfall Map, Hurricane Florence. 

 

Eye of Hurricane Florence approaching the Wilmington area early Friday September 14, 2018. (Courtesy Unisys)

 

Peak Wind Gusts from Hurricane Florence in Eastern North Carolina.

 

WIND DAMAGE IMAGES

     

 

STORM SURGE IMAGES

   

RAINFALL FLOODING IMAGES

   

POST TROPICAL CYCLONE REPORT...HURRICANE FLORENCE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1027 PM EDT SAT SEP 29 2018


NOTE: THE DATA SHOWN HERE ARE PRELIMINARY....AND SUBJECT TO UPDATES
AND CORRECTIONS AS APPROPRIATE.

THIS REPORT INCLUDES EVENTS OCCURRING WHEN WATCHES AND/OR WARNINGS
WERE IN EFFECT...OR WHEN SIGNIFICANT FLOODING ASSOCIATED WITH FLORENCE OR ITS REMNANTS WAS AFFECTING THE AREA.

COUNTIES INCLUDED...CARTERET...ONSLOW...DARE...CRAVEN...DUPLIN...
JONES...MARTIN...GREENE...LENOIR...PAMLICO...HYDE...BEAUFORT...
PITT...WASHINGTON...TYRRELL






A. LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE/MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS AND PEAK GUSTS
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METAR OBSERVATIONS...
NOTE: ANEMOMETER HEIGHT IS 10 METERS AND WIND AVERAGING IS 2 MINUTES
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LOCATION  ID    MIN    DATE/     MAX      DATE/     PEAK    DATE/
LAT  LON        PRES   TIME      SUST     TIME      GUST    TIME
DEG DECIMAL     (MB)   (UTC)   (DIR/KT)   (UTC)   (DIR/KT)  (UTC)
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KMRH-BEAUFORT AIRPORT                                               
34.72 -76.65   1000.0 13/1958 I 020/035  13/1829 I 040/062 13/2106 I

KHSE-BILLY MITCHELL FIELD                                           
35.22 -75.62   1005.1 13/2225   110/037  14/0321   130/058 13/2114  

KEWN-COASTAL CAROLINA AIRPORT                                       
35.09 -77.05   1003.7 13/2154 I 040/032  13/1940 I 030/048 13/1959 I

KMQI-MANTEO AIRPORT                                                 
35.90 -75.70   1010.8 13/2340   070/023  13/1500   120/035 14/0420  

KNKT-CHERRY POINT AIR STATION                                       
34.90 -76.90    993.2 14/1226 I 030/054  13/2354 I 050/076 14/0145 I

KFFA-FIRST FLIGHT AIRPORT                                           
36.02 -75.67   1010.8 14/0025   080/018  14/0325   090/031 14/0505  

K2DP-DARE COUNTY GUNNERY RANGE                                      
35.67 -75.90   1008.1 13/0331   090/030  14/0316   070/042 14/1507  

KNCA-NEW RIVER AIR STATION                                          
34.71 -77.44    984.1 14/0756   040/049  14/0615   040/075 14/0205  

KOAJ-ALBERT J ELLIS AIRPORT                                         
34.83 -77.62    993.6 14/0556 I 020/034  14/0318 I 020/048 14/0318 I

KISO-KINSTON REGIONAL JETPORT                                       
35.33 -77.62   1001.0 14/0845 I 040/033  14/0745 I 040/052 14/0505 I

KDPL-DUPLIN COUNTY AIRPORT                                          
34.99 -77.98    995.9 14/0945 I 040/033  14/0725 I 020/049 14/0725 I

KOCW-WASHINGTON WARREN FIELD                                        
35.57 -77.05   1005.1 14/0525 I 030/031  14/0525 I 030/034 14/0025 I

K7W6-HYDE COUNTY AIRPORT                                            
35.56 -75.95   1007.5 13/2325 I 999/029  14/0325 I 070/040 13/2205 I

REMARKS: 

NON-METAR OBSERVATIONS... 
NOTE: ANEMOMETER HEIGHT IN METERS AND WIND AVERAGING PERIOD IN
MINUTES INDICATED UNDER MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND IF KNOWN
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LOCATION  ID    MIN    DATE/     MAX      DATE/     PEAK    DATE/
LAT  LON        PRES   TIME      SUST     TIME      GUST    TIME
DEG DECIMAL     (MB)   (UTC)   (DIR/KT)   (UTC)   (DIR/KT)  (UTC)
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FORT MACON                                                         
34.70 -76.71    984.5 14/0403   070/066  14/0243   048/091 14/0023  
                                 10.4 

FRISCO WOODS                                                       
35.24 -76.70   1004.5 13/2320   083/040  13/2240   101/069 13/2145  
                                 6    

BUXTON                                                             
35.26 -75.59   1006.1 13/2151   085/049  13/2137   085/064 13/2137  
                                 10.4 

AVON-SOUND                                                         
35.34 -75.50   1006.0 13/2221   080/038  13/2226   099/056 13/1356  
                                 4.6  

REMARKS: NON-METAR OBSERVATIONS ARE COURTESY OF WEATHER FLOW INC.



B. MARINE OBSERVATIONS...
NOTE: ANEMOMETER HEIGHT IN METERS AND WIND AVERAGING PERIOD IN
MINUTES INDICATED UNDER MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND IF KNOWN
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LOCATION  ID    MIN    DATE/     MAX      DATE/     PEAK    DATE/
LAT  LON        PRES   TIME      SUST     TIME      GUST    TIME
DEG DECIMAL     (MB)   (UTC)   (DIR/KT)   (UTC)   (DIR/KT)  (UTC)
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CLKN7-CAPE LOOKOUT C-MAN STATION                                    
34.60  -76.52   986.4 14/0200   047/072  13/2320   050/092 13/2317  
                                   9.8
 
BFTN7-BEAUFORT TIDE GAUGE                                           
34.72  -76.67   989.6 14/0206   105/051  14/0618   101/072 14/0624  
                                   7
 
41064-BUOY 30 SE OF ONSLOW BAY                                      
34.21  -76.95   956.0 14/0408   060/047  13/2308   060/097 13/2308  
                                   2.95
 
HCGN7-HATTERAS TIDE GAUGE                                           
35.21  -75.70  1004.0 13/2224   118/033  14/0136   106/056 14/0130  
                                   7.6
 
ORIN7-OREGON INLET TIDE GAUGE                                       
35.77  -75.53  1009.3 14/0030   068/029  13/2012   056/044 13/1254  
                                   6.7
 
DUKN7-DUCK TIDE GAUGE                                               
36.18  -75.75  1011.4 14/0418   071/035  13/1506   063/042 13/1512  
                                   8.6
 
41025-DIAMOND SHOALS BUOY                                           
35.01  -75.40  1003.0 13/2210   070/045  13/1920   080/066 13/2020  
                                   5
 
41063-RALEIGH BAY                                                   
34.78  -75.94  9999.0 99/9999   130/051  14/0100   130/062 14/0100  
                                   3.5
 
41062-HATTERAS BAY                                                  
35.77  -75.09  1011.2 14/0100   999/031  13/1600   999/039 13/1400  
                                   3.5
 
NORTH RIVER                                                         
34.77  -76.62   991.0 14/0201   086/048  14/0041   108/068 14/0126  
                                   5.5
 
OCRACOKE-SOUND                                                      
35.13  -76.00  1001.5 13/2327   074/052  13/2347   074/069 13/2347  
                                   7.6
 
PAMLICO SOUND                                                       
35.42  -75.83  1003.2 13/2342   062/049  13/2247   062/062 13/2247  
                                   13.1
 
AVON-OCEAN                                                          
35.35  -75.50  1003.3 13/2218   081/043  13/2223   088/065 13/1353  
                                   11.9
 
REAL SLICK-WAVES NC                                                 
35.57  -75.49  1007.1 13/2325   101/035  13/1910   092/045 13/1850  
                                   6
 
JENNETTES PIER-NAGS HEAD NC                                         
35.91  -75.59  1008.9 13/2350   079/041  13/1925   083/049 14/0410  
                                   18.3
 
ALLIGATOR RIVER BRIDGE                                              
35.90  -76.01  1009.0 13/2340   041/041  13/2215   041/054 13/2215  
                                   11.6
 
REMARKS: 


C. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL FROM 1200 UTC SEP 13 UNTIL 1200 UTC SEP 18
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CITY/TOWN                    COUNTY               ID         RAINFALL
LAT LON                                                       (IN)   
DEG DECIMAL
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1 N SWANSBORO                ONSLOW              NC-ON-86     34.15  
34.70  -77.13

1 SE GURGANUS                ONSLOW              NC-ON-70     31.58  
34.75  -77.13

1 NW JACKSONVILLE            ONSLOW              NC-ON-19     30.65  
34.77  -77.42

3 SW HOFMANN FOREST          ONSLOW              RAWS         29.63  
34.82  -77.32

JACKSONVILLE (EOC)           ONSLOW              COOP         28.90  
34.76  -77.40

1 WNW ALBERTSON              DUPLIN              NC-DP-25     26.26  
35.11  -77.83

NEWPORT (WFO)                CARTERET            NWS OFFI     25.62  
34.78  -76.86

7 NW JACKSONVILLE            ONSLOW              NC-ON-68     24.61  
34.83  -77.49

NEWPORT                      CARTERET            NC-CR-1      23.89  
34.78  -76.86

EMERALD ISLE                 CARTERET            NC-CR-12     23.66  
34.66  -77.03

3 SSW MAYSVILLE              ONSLOW              NC-ON-12     23.14  
34.86  -77.25

1 WSW CEDAR POINT            CARTERET            NC-CR-10     22.19  
34.67  -77.10

3 SW NEWPORT-CROATAN         CARTERET            RAWS         21.67  
34.76  -76.89

1 NW MOREHEAD CITY           CARTERET            NC-CR-12     21.55  
34.73  -76.75

1 NE JACKSONVILLE            ONSLOW              NC-ON-58     21.18  
34.77  -77.39

2 NNW SANDY RUN              ONSLOW              RAWS         20.68  
34.61  -77.49

MOUNT OLIVE                  DUPLIN              NC-DP-3      19.98  
35.15  -78.11

TRENTON                      JONES               AFWS         19.42  
35.06  -77.36

NEW RIVER AIR STATION        ONSLOW              AWOS         19.35  
34.70  -77.44

2 WNW MOREHEAD CITY          CARTERET            NC-CR-45     19.02  
34.73  -76.76

7 SW KINSTON                 LENOIR              NC-LR-22     18.92  
35.20  -77.68

2 SSE NEWPORT                CARTERET            NC-CR-53     18.78  
34.76  -76.85

3 NE PINK HILL               LENOIR              NC-LR-31     18.37  
35.08  -77.71

4 E WALLACE                  DUPLIN              NC-DP-22     18.08  
34.73  -77.93

1 SSE TRENT WOODS            CRAVEN              NC-CN-15     17.35  
35.06  -77.09

PERRYTOWN                    CRAVEN                           17.30  
35.05  -77.08

9 SSE NEW BERN               CRAVEN              NC-CN-24     16.65  
34.99  -77.02

PINE KNOLL SHORES            CARTERET            NC-CR-75     16.38  
34.69  -76.82

2 SSE HAVELOCK               CRAVEN              NC-CN-93     15.28  
34.86  -76.92

NEW BERN                     CRAVEN              ASOS         15.17  
35.11  -77.08

ROSE HILL                    DUPLIN              NC-DP-17     14.88  
34.82  -78.03

5 NW ARAPAHOE                PAMLICO             NC-PM-20     14.34  
35.08  -76.88

9 W NEW BERN                 CRAVEN              NC-CN-31     13.94  
35.11  -77.24

4 WNW KINSTON                LENOIR              NC-LR-23     13.61  
35.29  -77.66

3 ENE WINTERVILLE            PITT                NC-PT-91     13.24  
35.54  -77.35

KINSTON AG RESEARCH          LENOIR              COOP         13.21  
35.27  -77.59

4 S NEW BERN                 CRAVEN              NC-CN-94     12.91  
35.06  -77.08

3 NW FARMVILLE               PITT                NC-PT-47     12.72  
35.62  -77.63

5 SE NEW BERN                CRAVEN              NC-CN-63     12.62  
35.06  -77.02

4 NNW ORIENTAL               PAMLICO             NC-PM-10     12.62  
35.08  -76.71

BAYBORO                      PAMLICO             COOP         12.57  
35.14  -76.77

SNOW HILL                    GREENE              COOP         12.50  
35.45  -77.67

2 WSW GREENVILLE             PITT                NC-PT-89     11.66  
35.58  -77.41

FOUNTAIN                     PITT                NC-PT-10     11.55  
35.67  -77.64

3 NNE SNOW HILL              GREENE              NC-GR-7      11.50  
35.49  -77.65

4 S AYDEN                    PITT                NC-PT-37     11.13  
35.41  -77.42

HOOKERTON                    GREENE              NC-GR-10     10.45  
35.42  -77.59

OCRACOKE                     HYDE                AFWS          9.28  
35.10  -75.98

WILLIAMSTON                  MARTIN              COOP          7.53  
35.85  -77.06

1 SSW WILLIAMSTON            MARTIN              NC-MT-6       6.96  
35.83  -77.06

BELHAVEN                     BEAUFORT            AFWS          6.95  
35.54  -76.62

2 W WASHINGTON               BEAUFORT            HADS          6.92  
35.55  -77.09

PLYMOUTH                     WASHINGTON          COOP          6.67  
35.86  -76.75

6 SW JAMESVILLE              MARTIN              NC-MT-7       6.64  
35.74  -76.97

2 NE FRISCO                  DARE                NC-DR-65      6.02  
35.24  -75.58

FRISCO                       DARE                COOP          6.02  
35.23  -75.61

1 ESE BUXTON                 DARE                NC-DR-36      5.80  
35.25  -75.51

1 WNW HATTERAS-BILLY MIT     DARE                ASOS          5.64  
35.23  -75.62

2 NE ROPER                   WASHINGTON          NC-WS-3       5.62  
35.89  -76.59

BUXTON                       OUTER BANKS DARE    NC-DR-63      5.29  
35.26  -75.53

SWANQUARTER FERRY            HYDE                COOP          4.36  
35.40  -76.32

GUM NECK - COLUMBIA AG       TYRRELL             COOP          4.26  
35.74  -76.13

REMARKS: 


D. INLAND FLOODING...
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JONES...FLASH FLOODING ACROSS THE COUNTY QUICKLY FILLED THE TRENT 
RIVER, LEADING TO HISTORIC FLOODING ALONG ITS BANKS IN THE TOWNS OF 
TRENTON AND POLLOCKSVILLE. RAPID RIVER RISES NECESSITATED NUMEROUS 
WATER RESCUES FOR RESIDENTS IN JONES COUNTY, AND WATER QUICKLY 
INUNDATED HUNDREDS OF HOMES ACROSS THE COUNTY, AND EVEN REACHED THE 
SECOND FLOOR OR ROOFS OF SEVERAL BUILDINGS. THE RIVER IN TRENTON 
CRESTED AT A RECORD 29.28 FEET DURING THE EVENING OF THE 17TH, WHILE 
IN POLLOCKSVILLE, CREST ESTIMATES OF 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE HURRICANE 
FLOYD LEVELS WERE SURVEYED, WITH AN OFFICIAL CREST FORTHCOMING.

DUPLIN...EXTREMELY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE COUNTY INITIALLY LED TO 
FLASH FLOODING AND NUMEROUS ROAD WASHOUTS. THIS QUICKLY TRANSITIONED 
TO RIVER FLOODING AS THE NORTHEAST CAPE FEAR RIVER ROSE RAPIDLY, 
FLOODING COUNTLESS ROADWAYS AND HOMES ALONG AND FAR AWAY FROM THE 
RIVER WITH NUMEROUS TRIBUTARY STREAMS FLOODING AS WELL. PORTIONS OF 
INTERSTATE 40 WERE CLOSED NEAR WALLACE DUE TO RIVER FLOODING, AS THE 
RIVER SHATTERED ITS PREVIOUS RECORD CREST FROM HURRICANE FLOYD. IT 
IS UNKNOWN YET THE EXACT CREST HEIGHT, BUT BASED ON SURVEYS THE 
CREST WAS BETWEEN 3 AND 5 FEET HIGHER WITH HURRICANE FLORENCE.

ONSLOW...EXTREME RAINFALL IN THE UPPER REACHES OF THE NEW RIVER IN 
CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ONSLOW COUNTY LED TO DEVASTATING FLOODING NEAR 
THE RIVER AS HUNDREDS OF HOMES BECAME INUNDATED SOON AFTER THE RAIN 
FELL. RECORD FLOODING ALONG THE NEW RIVER WAS OBSERVED, AND IS 
ESTIMATED TO BE 3 TO 5 FEET HIGHER THAN THE PREVIOUS STORM OF 
RECORD, HURRICANE FLOYD.

LENOIR AND CRAVEN...IMPACTS ALONG THE NEUSE RIVER IN BOTH LENOIR AND 
CRAVEN COUNTIES ARE STILL BEING OBSERVED. THE RIVER HAS CRESTED IN 
KINSTON AT 25.78 FEET ON THE 21ST, RANKING THIRD HIGHEST ALL TIME 
BEHIND HURRICANES MATTHEW AND FLOYD. US 70 WAS CLOSED IN KINSTON FOR 
SEVERAL DAYS AS FLOODWATERS INUNDATED NUMEROUS HOMES AND BUSINESSES 
ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF KINSTON. FURTHER DOWNSTREAM IN CRAVEN COUNTY, 
MANY HOMES AND ROADS WERE INUNDATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE RIVER 
ABOVE NEW BERN.

INLAND CARTERET...RECORD RAINFALL ACROSS CARTERET COUNTY LED TO 
FLOODING OF THE NEWPORT RIVER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN RECENT HISTORY, 
WHICH OVERFLOWED ITS BANKS AND INUNDATED MANY HOMES AND BUSINESSES 
NEAR THE RIVER. HUNDREDS OF WATER RESCUES WERE PERFORMED, AS THE 
RIVER AND SMALLER TRIBUTARIES ROSE RAPIDLY. US 70 WAS CLOSED IN 
NUMEROUS SPOTS BETWEEN HAVELOCK AND MOREHEAD CITY DUE TO FLOODWATERS 
RUSHING OVER THE ROADWAY.
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E. MAXIMUM STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
OFFICIAL TIDE GAUGES NOTED WITH LEADING G
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COUNTY           CITY/TOWN        SURGE   TIDE   DATE/   BEACH       
                 OR LOCATION      (FT)    (FT)   TIME    EROSION     
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CRAVEN           NEW BERN          0.00  10.41  14/0400  UNKNOWN   

ONSLOW           NORTH TOPSAIL B   0.00   2.50  14/1200    MAJOR   

CARTERET         GOOSE CREEK       0.00   4.70  14/0600  UNKNOWN   

CRAVEN           BRIDGTON MARINA   0.00  10.00  14/0500  UNKNOWN   

CRAVEN           BRIDGETON-EASTE   0.00   6.50  14/0500  UNKNOWN   

CRAVEN           FAIRFIELD HARBO   0.00   6.20  14/0500  UNKNOWN   

CARTERET         ATLANTIC BEACH    0.00   2.50  14/0400  UNKNOWN   

CARTERET         MOREHEAD CITY-S   0.00   2.00  14/0500  UNKNOWN   

PAMLICO          FLORENCE          0.00   2.50  14/0600  UNKNOWN   

BEAUFORT         WASHINGTON PARK   0.00   4.50  14/1100  UNKNOWN   

PAMLICO          ORIENTAL          0.00   2.50  14/0900  UNKNOWN   

BEAUFORT         AURORA            0.00   4.00  14/0800  UNKNOWN   

ONSLOW           SHELL ROCK LAND   0.00   3.50  14/1200  UNKNOWN   

ONSLOW           JACKSONVILLE-NE   0.00   5.50  14/1200  UNKNOWN   

CRAVEN           CHERRY BRANCH     0.00  10.00  14/0130  UNKNOWN   

MAINLAND HYDE    ROSE BAY          0.00   1.50  14/1900  UNKNOWN   

MAINLAND HYDE    ENGELHARD         0.00   2.50  14/2215  UNKNOWN   

BEAUFORT         BELHAVEN          0.00   5.78  14/0940  UNKNOWN   

CARTERET         CEDAR ISLAND      0.00   4.57  13/1930  UNKNOWN   

HYDE             OCRACOKE          0.00   2.00  13/1440  UNKNOWN   

ONSLOW           JACKSONVILLE-TI   0.00   7.27  16/0325  UNKNOWN   


REMARKS: STORM TIDE VALUE AT NEW BERN IS REFERENCE TO NAVD88, WITH A
NOTE THAT: USING AVAILABLE OBSERVATIONS AND A POST-LANDFALL HINDCAST
OF SLOSH, WFO MOREHEAD CITY AND THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER'S
STORM SURGE UNIT ESTIMATE PEAK STORM SURGE INDUCED INUNDATION VALUES
OF 8-11 FEET IN THE NEUSE RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. THESE ESTIMATES
DO NOT ACCOUNT FOR NOR APPROXIMATE INUNDATION DUE TO FRESHWATER
FLOODING. THIS INITIAL ESTIMATE WILL BE VERIFIED, AND POSSIBLY
UPDATED, WITH HIGH-WATER MARKS AND OTHER DATA SOURCES ONCE
AVAILABLE. ALL OTHER STORM TIDE OBSERVATIONS ARE REFERENCE TO ABOVE
GROUND LEVEL. BELHAVEN DATA ARE COURTESY OF NC DEPT OF EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT. THIS LIST WILL BE EXPANDED AS STORM SURVEYS ARE
COMPLETED.


F. TORNADOES...
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(DIST)CITY/TOWN              COUNTY           DATE/         EF SCALE 
LAT LON (DEG DECIMAL                          TIME(UTC)    (IF KNOWN)
DESCRIPTION                                                          
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2 ENE SWAN QUARTER FERR      HYDE             13/1509          EF1   
35.40  -76.29

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC HAS
CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR SWANQUARTER IN HYDE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
ON SEPTEMBER 13TH 2018. THE TORNADO WAS ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE
FLORENCE. THE DAMAGE PATH STARTED ALONG FARROW ROAD JUST NORTHEAST
OF SWAN QUARTER AND CONSISTED OF A LARGE SOFTWOOD THAT WAS SNAPPED.
MORE SOFTWOODS WERE SNAPPED ALONG WITH SOME HARDWOODS BEING UPROOTED
ALONG OYSTER CREEK STREET. A LARGE WATERSPOUT WAS REPORTED OFF THE
FERRY TERMINAL AT SWAN QUARTER BY THE FERRYMASTER. THE END OF THE
PATH WAS AN APPROXIMATE END OVER THE WESTERN PART OF THE PAMLICO
SOUND BASED ON THE EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT. DUE TO LESS THAN 10 TREES
BEING SNAPPED AND ONLY A FEW HARDWOOD UPROOTS, MAXIMUM ESTIMATED
WINDS WERE 90 MPH. 

2 NW LOWLAND                 PAMLICO          13/1525          EF1   
35.32  -76.58

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC HAS
CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR LOWLAND IN PAMLICO COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON
SEPTEMBER 13TH 2018. THE TORNADO WAS ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE
FLORENCE. THE DAMAGE PATH STARTED TOWARD THE NORTH END OF FULFORD
POINT ROAD AND CONSISTED OF NUMEROUS SOFTWOOD TREES SNAPPED, SOME
HARDWOODS THAT WERE UPROOTED AND A UTILITY POLE THAT WAS DESTROYED.
THE PATH CONTINUED TO THE INTERSECTION OF LOWLAND ROAD AND FULFORD
POINT ROAD WHERE NUMEROUS BLOW DOWNS AND SOFTWOODS WERE SNAPPED. THE
DAMAGE PATH MAY HAVE CONTINUED FARTHER TO THE SOUTHWEST BUT WAS NOT
ACCESSIBLE TO US. WITH LESS THAN 10 SOFTWOODS SNAPPED IN ANY GIVEN
AREA THE MAXIMUM WINDS WERE KEPT AT 90 MPH. 

2 SE KUHNS                   CARTERET         15/0234          EF1   
34.77  -77.10

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC HAS
CONFIRMED A TORNADO 2 MILES NORTHEAST OF STELLA IN CARTERET COUNTY
AND WHITE OAK TOWNSHIP IN SOUTHERN JONES COUNTY ON THE EVENING OF
SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2018. THE TORNADO WAS ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE
FLORENCE. A CONCENTRATED AREA OF SNAPPED PINE TREES COULD BE FOUND
ALONG HIGHWAY 58 NORTH OF THE COLDWATER CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD AND NORTH
OF HADNOT CREEK. MORE THAN 25 PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED IN THIS AREA
AND ARE CONSISTENT WITH ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS OF AROUND 100 MPH.
ALONG THE SAME GENERAL PATH, ANOTHER MORE CONCENTRATED AREA OF
DAMAGE WAS FOUND NEAR ST. JAMES AME ZION CHURCH ALONG HIGHWAY 58.
HERE, MOSTLY EAST OF THE HIGHWAY, OVER 50 PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED,
AND WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AROUND 105 MPH IN THIS LOCATION. A FEW
HARDWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED NEAR THE END OF THE DAMAGE PATH,
JUSTOVER A MILE FARTHER DOWN HIGHWAY 58 NORTH NEAR THE ENTRANCE TO
THE CROATAN NATIONAL FOREST. 

6 W HAMMOCKS BEACH STAT      ONSLOW           15/0703          EF1   
34.62  -77.24

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC HAS
CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR CAMP LEJEUNE IN ONSLOW COUNTY, NORTH
CAROLINA ON SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2018. THE TORNADO WAS ASSOCIATED WITH
HURRICANE FLORENCE. THE DAMAGE PATH STARTED ALONG HIGHWAY 172, SOUTH
OF LYMAN ROAD. MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS CONFINED TO ABOUT 10 TO 15
SNAPPED PINE TREES WITH A FEW UPROOTED PINE TREES. MOST OF THIS
DAMAGE WAS ORIENTED TOWARD THE SOUTHWEST OR WEST. HOWEVER, A SMALL
BUILDING THAT WAS OPEN TOWARD THE WEST, HAD DAMAGE INSIDE THE
BUILDING POINTED TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST OR IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION
OF THE STORM MOTION. WE WERE NOT ABLE TO EXAMINE THE TOTAL PATH, BUT
MORE DAMAGE WAS FOUND TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE INITIAL POINT CROSSING
LYMAN ROAD. AGAIN, SOME SNAPPED TREES ALONG WITH UPROOTED TREES WERE
FOUND HERE AS WELL. DUE TO THE LOWER CONCENTRATION OF SNAPPED TREES,
MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WINDS ARE 90 MPH. 

4 S MINNESOTT BEACH          CRAVEN           13/2353          EF1   
34.92  -76.81

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC HAS
CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR HAVELOCK IN CRAVEN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON
THE EVENING OF SEP 13TH 2018. THE TORNADO WAS ASSOCIATED WITH
HURRICANE FLORENCE. A LARGE SWATH OF SNAPPED PINE TREES WERE FOUND
IN THE CHERRY BRANCH NEIGHBORHOOD OF HAVELOCK. THE DAMAGE WAS MOST
EXTENSIVE FROM NEAR THE DEAD END OF SEATTLE SLEW DRIVE SOUTHWEST
TOWARD THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 306 AND PINE CLIFF ROAD. OVER 100
PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED IN THIS GENERAL AREA, WITH A FEW PINE AND
HARDWOOD TREES UPROOTED NEAR BOTH ENDS OF THE DAMAGE PATH. MAXIMUM
ESTIMATED WINDS WERE 105 MPH. 


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