5 p.m. Update: Storm expected to hit upper S.C. coast tonight | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | August 28, 2017 5:23 pm
From the Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency:
At 5 p.m. EDT (2100 UTC), the area of minimum pressure associated
with the disturbance was estimated near latitude 32.2 North,
longitude 79.9 West. The system is moving toward the northeast near
12 mph (19 km/h), and this general motion with a gradual increase in
forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. On the
forecast track, the system will move over or near the coast of South
Carolina tonight and move along the North Carolina Outer Banks on
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
These winds are over water well to the east of the area of
minimum pressure. Although the disturbance has not become any
better organized today, there is still potential for the system
to become a tropical storm during the next 24 hours. After that
time, the low should begin to intensify as an extratropical cyclone.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…70 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 85 miles (140 km)
to the east of the area of minimum pressure.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning
area tonight and Tuesday and tropical storm conditions are possible
in the watch area tonight.
RAINFALL: The low is expected to produce total rain accumulations
of 3 to 6 inches along the northeastern South Carolina, North
Carolina, and southeast Virginia coasts, with possible isolated
maximum amounts of 9 inches. The heavier rains may result in some
flooding concerns along coastal areas.
SURF: Swells generated by this disturbance will affect portions of
the Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina coasts during the
next day or two, creating dangerous surf and rip current conditions.
Please consult products from your local weather office.
TORNADOES: A brief tornado is possible tonight through midday
Tuesday along the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts.
Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM EDT.
Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency