Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
351 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

NCZ105>110-SCZ053>056-071700-
/O.EXT.KILM.WI.Y.0001.160207T1100Z-160208T0300Z/
INLAND PENDER-COASTAL PENDER-INLAND NEW HANOVER-
COASTAL NEW HANOVER-INLAND BRUNSWICK-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-
INLAND HORRY-COASTAL HORRY-INLAND GEORGETOWN-COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BURGAW...SURF CITY...TOPSAIL BEACH...
WILMINGTON...CAROLINA BEACH...WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH...LELAND...
BOLIVIA...SHALLOTTE...OCEAN ISLE BEACH...HOLDEN BEACH...
OAK ISLAND...SOUTHPORT...CONWAY...MYRTLE BEACH...
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH...GARDEN CITY...ANDREWS...GEORGETOWN...
MURRELLS INLET
351 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* WINDS AND TIMING...AN INTENSIFYING AND POWERFUL COASTAL STORM
  WILL TRACK NORTHEAST...REMAINING JUST OFFSHORE...AND PASS BY
  THE CAROLINA COASTS AT ITS CLOSEST APPROACH LATE THIS MORNING
  THRU EARLY THIS EVENING. THE TIGHTENED SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT
  ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POWERFUL LOW WILL PRODUCE NORTH WINDS AT 25
  TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 45 TO 50 MPH. WINDS WILL BECOME
  NORTHWEST AT THE SAME SPEEDS EARLY THIS EVENING FOLLOWED BY A
  DIMINISHING TREND FROM MID-EVENING THRU THE NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...THE GROUNDS ACROSS THE WATCH AREA REMAIN SATURATED
  FROM THE RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL OF LATE LAST WEEK. AS A
  RESULT...POORLY ROOTED AND WEAK TREES COULD EASILY BE BLOWN
  DOWN. SOME POWER OUTAGES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE FROM THESE STRONG
  WINDS. MOTORISTS NEED TO REMAIN ALERT ESPECIALLY WHEN TRAVELING
  ACROSS OPEN ROADWAYS...AND BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED. THE STRONG
WINDS CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. MAKE SURE LIGHT WEIGHT OUTSIDE
FURNITURE AND GARBAGE CANS ARE PROPERLY SECURED.

&&

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DOUGH



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