Hurricane Michael Local Statement Advisory Number 18
National Weather Service Raleigh NC AL142018
1113 PM EDT Wed Oct 10 2018
This product covers central North Carolina
HURRICANE MICHAEL EXPECTED TO QUICKLY CROSS CENTRAL NC AS A TROPICAL
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
- A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Anson, Cumberland,
Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke,
Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Richmond, Sampson,
Scotland, Stanly, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, and Wilson
* STORM INFORMATION:
- About 390 miles southwest of Raleigh NC or about 350 miles
southwest of Fayetteville NC
- 32.1N 83.8W
- Storm Intensity 75 mph
- Movement Northeast or 45 degrees at 20 mph
Remnants of Michael will impact Central North Carolina after sunrise
Thursday through Thursday evening. Storm total rainfall amounts of 3 to
6 inches with locally higher amounts can be expected. This rainfall
could result in flash flooding, particularly in low-lying and poor
drainage areas. The Triad metro area is at particular risk of flash
flooding, due to very high rainfall rates tomorrow along with excessive
urban runoff. Due this heavy rainfall, river flood flooding ranging
from minor across eastern NC to moderate and major flooding across
central and western portions of North Carolina, will begin as early as
Thursday night and linger into early next week.
In addition, sustain winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 40 to
50 mph can also be expected. Winds of this magnitude combined with
saturated soils will result in scattered downed trees and power-
Finally, there is the potential for an isolated and short-lived
tornado Thursday afternoon into the early evening.
* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible
significant impacts across central North Carolina. Potential impacts
- Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and
- Rivers and tributaries may quickly become swollen with swifter
currents and overspill their banks in a few places, especially
in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, and ditches
- Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations.
Several places may experience expanded areas of rapid
inundation at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage
areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as
storm drains and retention ponds overflow. Driving conditions
become hazardous. Some road and bridge closures.
Protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across
central North Carolina. Potential impacts include:
- Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
- Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are
shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
- A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
bridges and other elevated roadways.
- Scattered power and communications outages.
Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts
across central North Carolina. Potential impacts include:
- The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution
of emergency plans during tropical events.
- A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power
and communications disruptions.
- Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys
toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,
large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees
knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats
pulled from moorings.
* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don't drown!
Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see readync.org
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org
The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Raleigh NC around 530 AM EDT, or sooner if conditions