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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 8:05 PM EDT Sep. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement in effect through Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a beach hazards statement, which is in effect through Tuesday
evening.

* Hazards... high risk of rip currents.

* Locations... area beaches from north Topsail to Duck.

* Timing and tides... the most likely time for strong rip currents
to occur is a couple hours either side of low tide, which will
occur around 2:30 PM Tuesday afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don't fight the current.
Swim in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the
current, swim back to shore. If tired, float or tread water until
out of the rip current. If unable to escape, face the shore and
call or wave for help.





Public Information Statement
Issued: 7:18 PM EDT Sep. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... NWS damage survey for 9/14/18 to 9/15/18 tornado event...

... Tornado confirmed near Stella in Carteret County and White Oak
township in southern Jones County...

Location... 2 miles northeast of Stella in Carteret County and White Oak
township in southern Jones County.
Date... September 14th, 2018
estimated time... 1028 PM EDT to 1040 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 105 mph
maximum path width... 300 yards
path length... 4.5 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 34.770416/-77.097288
ending lat/Lon... 34.820431/-77.146701
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in NWS
storm data.

... Summary...
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, just
over a mile farther down Highway 58 north near the entrance to the
Croatan National Forest.


... Tornado confirmed near Camp Lejeune in Onslow County North
Carolina...

Location... Camp Lejeune in Onslow County North Carolina
date... September 15th, 2018
estimated time... 300 am EDT to 305 am EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 90 mph
maximum path width... 275 yards
path length... 2.5 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 34.624347/-77236211
ending lat/Lon... 34.659462/-77.251007
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in NWS
storm data.

... Summary...
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 (less than 20 in any given
location), the lower bound of the wind threshold of 90 mph was used as
an estimated maximum wind speed.


This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/Newport.

For reference: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... wind speeds 65 to 85 mph
EF1... wind speeds 86 to 110 mph
EF2... wind speeds 111 to 135 mph
EF3... wind speeds 136 to 165 mph
EF4... wind speeds 166 to 200 mph
EF5... wind speeds greater than 200 mph


Heden

718 PM EDT Mon Sep 24 2018

... NWS damage survey for 9/14/18 to 9/15/18 tornado event...

... Tornado confirmed near Stella in Carteret County and White Oak
township in southern Jones County...

Location... 2 miles northeast of Stella in Carteret County and White Oak
township in southern Jones County.
Date... September 14th, 2018
estimated time... 1028 PM EDT to 1040 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 105 mph
maximum path width... 300 yards
path length... 4.5 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 34.770416/-77.097288
ending lat/Lon... 34.820431/-77.146701
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in NWS
storm data.

... Summary...
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, just
over a mile farther down Highway 58 north near the entrance to the
Croatan National Forest.


... Tornado confirmed near Camp Lejeune in Onslow County North
Carolina...

Location... Camp Lejeune in Onslow County North Carolina
date... September 15th, 2018
estimated time... 300 am EDT to 305 am EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 90 mph
maximum path width... 275 yards
path length... 2.5 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 34.624347/-77236211
ending lat/Lon... 34.659462/-77.251007
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in NWS
storm data.

... Summary...
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 (less than 20 in any given
location), the lower bound of the wind threshold of 90 mph was used as
an estimated maximum wind speed.


This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/Newport.

For reference: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... wind speeds 65 to 85 mph
EF1... wind speeds 86 to 110 mph
EF2... wind speeds 111 to 135 mph
EF3... wind speeds 136 to 165 mph
EF4... wind speeds 166 to 200 mph
EF5... wind speeds greater than 200 mph


Heden


617 PM EDT Mon Sep 24 2018

... NWS damage survey for 9/13/18 tornado event...
... Tornado confirmed near Havelock in Craven County North Carolina...

Location... Havelock in Craven County North Carolina
date... September 13th 2018
estimated time... 751 PM EDT to 755 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 105 mph
maximum path width... 300 yards
path length... .0.5 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 34.924963/-76.806006
ending lat/Lon... 34.919737/-76.813688
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in NWS
storm data.

... Summary...
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.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/Newport.

For reference: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... wind speeds 65 to 85 mph
EF1... wind speeds 86 to 110 mph
EF2... wind speeds 111 to 135 mph
EF3... wind speeds 136 to 165 mph
EF4... wind speeds 166 to 200 mph
EF5... wind speeds greater than 200 mph


Heden/tl

617 PM EDT Mon Sep 24 2018

... NWS damage survey for 9/13/18 tornado event...
... Tornado confirmed near Havelock in Craven County North Carolina...

Location... Havelock in Craven County North Carolina
date... September 13th 2018
estimated time... 751 PM EDT to 755 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 105 mph
maximum path width... 300 yards
path length... .0.5 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 34.924963/-76.806006
ending lat/Lon... 34.919737/-76.813688
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in NWS
storm data.

... Summary...
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.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/Newport.

For reference: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... wind speeds 65 to 85 mph
EF1... wind speeds 86 to 110 mph
EF2... wind speeds 111 to 135 mph
EF3... wind speeds 136 to 165 mph
EF4... wind speeds 166 to 200 mph
EF5... wind speeds greater than 200 mph


Heden/tl


553 PM EDT Mon Sep 24 2018

... NOAA all hazards weather radio in New Bern will be down until
further notice...

The NOAA all-hazards weather radio in New Bern, site kec-84, was flooded
and sustained significant damage during Hurricane Florence. The site
will be down until further notice.

Listeners are encouraged to monitor surrounding NOAA Weather Radio
broadcasts, if available, by changing your radio frequency. Users
should also set their individual cell phones for weather emergency
alerts.



553 PM EDT Mon Sep 24 2018

... NOAA all hazards weather radio in New Bern will be down until
further notice...

The NOAA all-hazards weather radio in New Bern, site kec-84, was flooded
and sustained significant damage during Hurricane Florence. The site
will be down until further notice.

Listeners are encouraged to monitor surrounding NOAA Weather Radio
broadcasts, if available, by changing your radio frequency. Users
should also set their individual cell phones for weather emergency
alerts.