TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO LOCAL STATEMENT
...TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO WILL IMPACT THE CAROLINAS INTO THROUGH TONIGHT... ...NEW INFORMATION... STORM INFORMATION UPDATED. ....AREAS AFFECTED... THIS STATEMENT IS FOR RESIDENTS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA... GEORGETOWN AND HORRY... AND IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA... BRUNSWICK...NEW HANOVER AND PENDER ...WATCHES/WARNINGS... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT ALONG THE COAST FROM THE SOUTH SANTEE RIVER IN SOUTH CAROLINA TO SURF CITY NORTH CAROLINA. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TODAY INTO TONIGHT. A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH MIDNIGHT FOR HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE AREA. ...STORM INFORMATION... AT 8 AM EDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 79.9 WEST...OR ABOUT 190 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF GEORGETOWN SOUTH CAROLINA AND ABOUT 260 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF SOUTHPORT NORTH CAROLINA 170 MILES SOUTH OF CHARLESTON SC.
Thursday:Showers and thunderstorms...becoming windy. Some locally heavy downpours are possible, especially during the afternoon hours. High near 80F. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected. Localized flooding is possible.
Thursday night: Windy with thunderstorms likely - locally heavy rainfall is possible, especially early. Low 74F. Winds S at 25 to 35 mph. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy and windy with isolated thunderstorms possible. High 81F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Wet n wild I guess....this one's a baby. Just a big ball of rain. With all the heavy rain we had last week I would not be surprised to find some large trees uprooted. We'll be asleep when the "worst" is here, at least I hope I'm sleeping.
So what is your favorite thing to do in the rain? When I was a young girl I used to sit on my Papa's screened in porch in a rocking chair and just listen to it. There is something soothing about a steady rainfall. Nowadays it puts me to sleep! Most people say they like to read or "enjoy" their mate.
In southern NC it's not uncommon for a T-storm to pop up in the late afternoon during the summer, which while I'm working seems to be 5pm...just when you wanna get out of the office. God has a funny sense of humor here. Guess He's just insuring the Insurance company will have business. Lots of wrecks here - why is it that these people can't drive in the rain or snow? Duh...HELLO! Friggin slow down!