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Tropical storm warnings canceled as Sandy moves northeast

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Rain fell on to the streets of Wilmington Saturday night, October 27th. (Source: Justin West) Rain fell on to the streets of Wilmington Saturday night, October 27th. (Source: Justin West)
An unidentified swimmer jumps in the ocean at Carolina Beach, Saturday, October 27th. (Source: Craig Reck) An unidentified swimmer jumps in the ocean at Carolina Beach, Saturday, October 27th. (Source: Craig Reck)

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)

Wilmington                         3.21"
Hampstead                        2.83"
South port                         2.68"
ILM Airport                         2.12"
Rocky Point                        1.44"
Whiteville                           0.25"




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**ALL CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSINGS**

Sandy's Timing

MONDAY
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.

TUESDAY
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

  • Hurricane Watch — Hurricane conditions of 74+ mph winds are expected within 48 hours
  • Hurricane Warning — Hurricane conditions of 74+ mph winds are expected within 36 hours
  • Tropical storm Watch — Tropical Storm conditions of 39+ mph winds are expected within 48 hours
  • Tropical storm Warning — Tropical Storm conditions of 39+ mph winds are expected within 36 hours

 

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