As of 11 PM Hurricane Sandy is located at 34.5 north and 70.5 west or about 400 miles east-northeast of Wilmington moving northeast at 14 miles per hour. Pressure remains at 950 mb.
Wind gusts so far (courtesy of the National Weather Service)
Frying Pan Shoals 64 mph
Bald Head Island 51 mph
Wrightsville Beach 49 mph
Oak Island 46 mph
Topsail Beach 46 mph
State Port 41 mph
Rainfall totals through 7 AM Sunday (courtesy of the National Weather Service)
South port 2.68"
ILM Airport 2.12"
Rocky Point 1.44"
Gusty winds continue (N-NW 25-35 mph) most of the day. While skies may be clearer with a mix of sun and clouds, temperatures will begin their dramatic drop. Highs will reach into the low 60s on Monday. Lows will be near 40.
Winds continue but should relax slightly (NW 20-30). Tuesday will likely be the coolest day, as we will have had several days of strong north and northwest winds pushing cold air into the area on the backside of Sandy. Highs in the upper 50s with lows in the upper 30s. Partly cloudy skies.
Watches/ Warnings Explained
TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR ONSLOW COUNTY
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