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Apr6 Posted: 4/6/2017 10:21:00 AM

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Wilmington NC 411 AM EDT Thu Apr 6 2017

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Robeson-Bladen-Columbus-Inland Pender-Coastal Pender- Inland New Hanover-Coastal New Hanover-Inland Brunswick- Coastal Brunswick-Marlboro-Darlington-Dillon-Florence-Marion- Williamsburg-Inland Horry-Coastal Horry-Inland Georgetown- Coastal Georgetown- Including the cities of Lumberton, Elizabethtown, Bladenboro, Whiteville, Tabor City, Chadbourn, Lake Waccamaw, Burgaw, Surf City, Wilmington, Masonboro, Myrtle Grove, Ogden, Carolina Beach, Seagate, Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Shallotte, Oak Island, Long Beach, Southport, Sunset Beach, Bennettsville, McColl, Hartsville, Darlington, North Hartsville, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Mullins, Kingstree, Conway, Red Hill, Myrtle Beach, Socastee, North Myrtle Beach, Garden City, Little River, Andrews, Georgetown, and Murrells Inlet 411 AM EDT

Thu Apr 6 2017 ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 AM EDT FRIDAY... * Winds...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Timing...Strong winds will develop behind a cold front Thursday morning. The strongest winds will occur after 11 AM. * Impacts...Weak trees or tree limbs could be blown down. Isolated power outages are possible.


A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds over 30 mph or gusts over 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. Also, secure any loose outside furniture and exercise caution doing any outside activities.
Apr5 Posted: 4/5/2017 8:47:00 AM
A few rounds of severe weather are possible today through Thursday morning given how strong this storm system is. An initial round today could bring isolated severe weather to the area. The bulk of severe weather is expected tonight into early Thursday morning. Portions of the Pee Dee are expected to be impacted this evening, then southeast NC and coastal northeast SC during the early morning hours. Some severe weather is also possible as the potent cold front moves through later Thursday morning.

The primary threat is from damaging thunderstorm wind gusts in excess of 60 mph. Secondary threats include tornadoes and large hail. Thus, those areas affected by the strongest thunderstorms could receive structural damage, downed trees, and subsequent power outages.

Strong winds (25 to 35 mph with higher gusts) are expected during Thursday in the wake of the potent cold front. As a result, there could be additional downed trees and power outages. A Wind Advisory may be issued to account for the strong non-thunderstorm winds Thursday.

In addition, a Gale Warning is in effect through late Thursday for the adjacent Atlantic waters. Winds of 25 to 35 kts with higher gusts are possible tonight through Thursday night with seas up to 10 ft. Conditions farther offshore will be worse with 35 to 45 kt winds and seas up to 16 ft. possible.

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Apr5 Posted: 4/5/2017 8:25:00 AM

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have Intermittent Lane Closures (alternating North and South) on the Surf City Swing Bridge beginning Sunday April 9 through Thursday April 20, 2017. The work will be performed nightly Sunday through Thursday, 8:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. for routine maintenance, weather permitting. If additional safety concerns arise, the bridge will be closed immediately for repairs.

Motorists will be directed by a flagger and portable message signs, with one lane remaining open at all times. Drivers are advised to use caution while traveling in the area, and expect delays. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for closure information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

To obtain more information about this work, you may contact Ron Van Cleef, Bridge Maintenance at (910) 341-2000.

The NCDOT reminds motorists to STAY ALERT, encourages motorists to use alternate routes when possible during this period, drive with caution, obey the posted speed limits, and allow extra travel time.

For additional information regarding the dates and times of this bridge closure, please visit and click on “Travel & Maps” then, click on “Traveler Information Management System” and use the dropdown menus for county or route, or call “511” from any phone. For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

Jan27 Posted: 1/27/2017 12:50:00 PM

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