Tropical Storm Warning issued for parts of the OBX

Posted at 7:00 AM, Oct 07, 2016

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from north of Surf City to Duck, North Carolina, including Pamlico and the Albemarle Sound. 

Currituck County has issued a local State of Emergency with no restrictions ahead of possible effects from Hurricane Matthew. 

Hurricane Matthew causes devastation along the Northeast coast of Florida. Matthew is moving parallel to the east coast of Florida. The system is centered about 185 miles SSW of Charleston, South Carolina and 115 miles SSE of Savannah, Georgia. Matthew is moving NNW at 12 mph and this general motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward the north is expected tonight or Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will continue to move near or over the coast of northeast Florida and Georgia through tonight, and near or over the coast of South Carolina on Saturday. Matthew will move over or near Wilmington, NC by Sunday morning as it turns east.


Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph with higher gusts. Matthew is a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Although weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, Matthew is expected to remain a hurricane until it begins to move away from the United States on Sunday.


Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles.

11:00 PM EDT Fri Oct 7

Location: 31.2°N 80.5°W

Moving: N at 12 mph

Min pressure: 948 mb

Max sustained: 105 mph

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