Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Florence is located about 25 mi…35 km e of Wilmington North Carolina and about 55 mi…85 km sw of Morehead City North Carolina with maximum sustained winds…90 mph…150 km/h. Present movement…wnw or 285 degrees at 6 mph…9 km/h.
Tropical Storm Helene is located about 760 mi…1220 km sw of Lajes air base in the Azores with maximum sustained winds…65 mph…100 km/h. Present movement…n or 10 degrees at 23 mph…37 km/h.
Tropical Depression Isaac is located about 190 mi…310 km ssw of St. Croix and about 380 mi…610 km se of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 275 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.
Tropical Storm Joyce is located about 1090 mi…1750 km wsw of the Azores with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…ssw or 210 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/h.
In the Western Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon 26w (Mangkhut), located approximately 297 nm east-northeast of Manila, Philippines, is tracking northwestward at 15 knots.
Tropical Depression 27w (Barijat), located approximately 84 nm east-northeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, is tracking west-northwestward at 09 knots.
In the Central Pacific Ocean: Post Tropical Cyclone Olivia is located about 380 mi…610 km ene of Johnston island and about 440 mi…710 km wsw of Honolulu Hawaii with maximum sustained winds…35 mph…55 km/h. Present movement…w or 260 degrees at 15 mph…24 km/h.
East Coast, USA – Hurricane Florence’s leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 100 mph (160 kph) winds for a drenching siege that could last all weekend. Tens of thousands were without power. Winds and rain were arriving later in South Carolina, and a few people were still walking on the sand at Myrtle Beach while North Carolina was getting pounded. Forecasters’ European climate model is predicting 2 trillion to 11 trillion gallons of rain will fall on North Carolina over the next week, according to meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com. That’s enough water to fill the Empire State Building nearly 40,000 times. More than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate over the past few days, and the homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions.