Tropical Storm Michael 10/11/18 6am

By October 11, 2018Blog

Tropical Storm Michael 10/11/18 6am

Good morning,

Impact Summary:

Rain: Heavy rain will continue today, ending from west to east throughout the day. Flash flooding possible in some areas.

Wind: Strong, gusty winds through today. Wind gusts between 40-50mph likely with a few higher gusts possible, especially in the eastern half of the state.

Tornadoes: Potential for tornadoes in the eastern half of the state through this evening.

Storm Surge/Coastal Flooding: Minor salt water flooding in low-lying coastal areas is possible during each high tide cycle through today. Up to 2 feet of storm surge inundation is possible.

Please see the most recent National Weather Service forecast briefings in the links below for more detailed information about the impacts in your area from Tropical Michael. If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Phillips (aphillips@emd.sc.gov) or Rob Burton (rburton@emd.sc.gov).

NWS Charleston: https://www.weather.gov/media/chs/briefings/LatestBriefing.pdf

NWS Wilmington: https://www.weather.gov/media/ilm/LatestBriefing.pdf

NWS Columbia: https://www.weather.gov/media/cae/LatestBriefing.pdf

NWS Greenville-Spartanburg: https://www.weather.gov/media/gsp/YouTube/brief.pdf

 

…WINDS INCREASING ALONG PORTIONS OF THE GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA COASTS…
At 5am EDT, Tropical Storm Michael was located 30 miles west of Augusta Georgia with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and a minimum central pressure of 983 mb.

Michael is moving toward the northeast near 21 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Michael will move through eastern Georgia into central South Carolina this morning. Michael then moves across portions of central and eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia into the Atlantic Ocean late tonight.

Some additional weakening is expected today while the center remains over land. However, Michael is forecast to intensify as it becomes a post-tropical low over the Atlantic late tonight or early Friday.

Storm Surge Watch
* Ocracoke Inlet North Carolina to Duck North Carolina

Tropical Storm Warning
* Altamaha Sound Georgia to Duck North Carolina
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds

Wind
Tropical storm conditions are occurring over portions of central and southern South Carolina this morning.

Rainfall
Michael is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 7 inches from eastern Georgia to the southern Mid-Atlantic states and then 1 to 3 inches over the northern Mid-Atlantic states and coastal southern New England. Isolated maximum amounts of 9 inches are possible in North Carolina and Virginia. This rainfall could lead to life-threatening flash floods.

Tornadoes
Isolated tornadoes are possible today over portions of eastern South Carolina, eastern and central North Carolina, and southeast Virginia.

Tropical Storm Wind Probabilities
Ocean City, MD 21%
Norfolk, VA 56%
Raleigh, NC 34%
Cape Hatteras, NC 25%
Wilmington, NC 39%
Columbia, SC 95%
Charleston, SC 64%
Augusta, GA 99%
Savannah, GA 99%

Tropical Storm Michael Graphics

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