Tropical Storm Ophelia Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162023
620 AM EDT Sat Sep 23 2023
...OPHELIA MAKES LANDFALL IN NORTH CAROLINA...
Doppler Radar images, Air Force Hurricane Hunter data and surface
observations indicate that Ophelia made landfall near Emerald Isle
in North Carolina around 615 am EDT (1015 UTC) with estimated
maximum winds of 70 mph (110 km/h).
An observation in Cape Lookout, North Carolina, recently reported
sustained winds of 61 mph (98 km/h) with a gust to 73 mph (117
SUMMARY OF 620 AM AST...1020 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 25 MI...45 KM WNW OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 75 MI...120 KM NE OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 345 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...981 MB...28.97 INCHES
In New Bern to watch in-laws cat and button the place down. Nothing major here yet, some flooding down around Lawson’s Creek and Union Point. Winds have been mild at best but looks like we may have some coming as I think we may catch part of the “eye wall”. Going to ride around in a bit.
Getting some stronger gusts now, guessing since the pressure change is happening quickly. The band that just went through did not have much in it. I’m in a bit of a sheltered area but can see trees in the distance that are not and I’d rough estimate 50mph tops. Prob getting a bit closer to 60 close to the river just due to open area.
Well I had no sooner than finished my last post when we had a good wave of winds hit. I’m eyeballing it here so sorry, but would say they were close to 65.
Knocked out power in this sub-division in James City.
In-laws were supposed to fly into New Bern today at 2pm, I am pretty sure that’s not happening.