Hurricane Isaias Makes Landfall

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3 Aug 2020 6:00 PM
Around 11:10 PM ET Hurricane Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds at 85 mph and a minimum central pressure of 988 mb. Just before the 11 PM ET update the National Hurricane Center upgraded Isaias to a category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds that strengthened to 85 mph. The minimum central pressure is still at 988 mb and is now travelling even faster moving north-northeast at 22 mph and is located 25 miles east-northeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Tropical Storm warnings have now been extended even farther northward from Stonington, Maine to Eastport Maine.  Conversely, tropical storm warnings have been discontinued south of the Santee River. The extension of the warnings replace the tropical storm watches that were in place for parts of New England. Storm surge warnings have also been expanded to include Ocracoke inlet, North Carolina to Oregon Inlet, North Carolina.  This means ocean water could possibly rise to as high as 5 feet above usual stages. While there hasn't been much inundating rainfall associated with the storm over the Continental U.S. yet, the forecast brings heavy rain inland once the storm makes landfall tonight. Flooding is the main concern.  A number of flash flood watches have been put up for areas from South Carolina all the way northward to New England and even into parts of Maine to the Canadian Border. The latest track has the storm moving up the eastern seaboard tonight and through Tuesday.  The current track has the storm near New York City by Tuesday evening. South Carolina wind gusts have topped 50 miles per hour in a couple of locations so far. Here are a few of the reports, which we will update as the night goes on: Join WeatherNation on air and online as we track the 9th named storm of the busy 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.
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