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83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence

83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence

Currently, the best chances for rain and wind in our area would be Sunday afternoon or Monday, according to NWS officials.

"Upper-level winds are forecast to become more conducive for development, and a tropical depression is likely to form by Thursday night while the disturbance moves across the western Gulf of Mexico", the center said Tuesday night.

Stay tuned to KENS 5 and KENS5.com for further updates as this system develops.

Florence, which was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane overnight, officially made landfall near Wrightsville Beach shortly before 7:45 a.m.

"Remnants of that system could bring wet weather across western parts of the United Kingdom on Tuesday and we still need to keep an eye on it".

She is now one of a glut of tropical storms in the Atlantic, with Florence sparking mass evacuations as she heads towards landfall in the USA states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

But the good news is that Florence may be the last real hurricane threat for the USA, at least for a while.




"The bigger issue is that it will feel like 105 throughout the weekend", Bridges said.

Gargantuan waves towering up to 83 feet were crashing within Hurricane Florence's sprawling reach early Wednesday as the Category 4 monster continued its ominous advance on the East Coast, experts said.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 miles per hour (95 km/h) with higher gusts.

A spokeswoman said: "Basically Helene is in the Atlantic at the moment and is crossing the Atlantic and is expected to track towards the UK".

For Coweta County, this could mean heavy downpours, flooding, gusty winds and isolated tornadoes. That's enough to fill the Chesapeake Bay or cover the entire state of Texas with almost 4 inches (10 centimeters) of water, he calculated. "You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU".

"The wind was so hard, the waters were so hard ..." A High Surf Advisory has been posted for the south coast, the Islands and the NH Seacoast associated with Hurricane Florence just off the coast of the Carolinas.


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