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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Hanna makes landfall

Tropical Storm Hanna came ashore at 3:20 EDT this morning near the South Carolina/North Carolina broder. Winds were just below hurricane strength at 70 mph and is weakening as Hanna moves further inland. The fast forward speed of this storm (over 20 mph) reduces the potential for heavy flooding although some localized street flooding and low area flooding is possible.

Strong winds and heavy rains are likely along the entire east coast. The Weather Channel reported this morning that the entire storm will take 12 - 15 hours to pass so it will be a very wet weekend.

At around 3:15 a.m. EDT, Hanna made landfall near the South Carolina/North Carolina border producing tropical storm-force winds gusts with some locations
experiencing sustained tropical storm-force winds.

Here is a short list of some notable gusts:

Kure Beach, NC: 77 mph

Wrightsville Beach, NC: 72 mph

North Myrtle Beach, SC: 53 mph

Wilmington, NC: 54 mph

Carolina Beach, NC: 50 mph

After making landfall, Tropical Storm Hanna had now pushed inland and is located about 40 miles east-southeast of Raleigh, NC. Top winds have fallen to 50 miles per hour now that the center is over land.

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