Dennis Falcon Dennis, Morehead City, Atlantic discussed on Red Eye Radio
Well, and and do you have a figure handy right now for? Just a little bit down the road at morehead city. I don't have the I don't have any current estimates. I know as a five PM yesterday they were already up to about twenty inches. But I don't have any figures yet. Okay. I believe I saw some number that they were up over thirty inches that would make sense. They were in that area that the weather prediction center was saying commonly twenty to thirty would isolated forty. So they're probably well on their way. And and if you mentioned earlier would just think park over extreme, South Carolina. We've got these bands of heavy heavy rainfall, which are essentially training over the same areas. So not only are they getting rain. But there's no way nowhere for the water to go. But up while I'm looking at a band that is just below the Outer Banks, which seems to be the one edges near morehead city, Atlantic beach and that band of rain than stretches back down to somewhere near like. Snead's ferry or north Topsail beach, and that band looks to be about a hundred miles long going into going into the Atlantic on radio. That's exactly those. I'm staring at it right now on the radar and that is exactly what's going on. And this is just rinse and repeat it just keeps going over the same area. Very different scenario if the storm is moving quickly, but it's not. So you're getting all this heavy rain over essentially the same area. And so it's it's it's training, folks. This is what we call training. Yeah. And and boxcar effect, right? Exactly. In other words, there is a track that runs hundred miles out into the Atlantic and it curves around and it pushes his way up and ends up somewhere near. Oh. I don't know. Let's see here. Gold goldsboro. Maybe I'll Grange Kingston new Bern, and that's the northern edge of it. And so if you are in Richard's Half Moon. Oh my goodness. Yeah. Jacksonville. Jacksonville point. We want to get across to all our listeners here is this is a life threatening catastrophic event for the flash floods and the prolonged significant river flooding we're going to be talking into this early next week. And this is going to continue over the Carolinas today the southern to central Appalachians from. Western North Carolina and west central Virginia, Anita far, western West Virginia are going to feel the direct impacts of this thing and to make it worse. There actually could be some landslides in the higher terrain because of all the all the water just pulling on those crews and just pulling everything down. In fact, we're going to do some checking on the Appalachian trail shortly in regards to the landslide issues. But what I'm hearing. You say is something like turn. What is that saying turn around? Don't drown don't drought. Yeah. By the way, we're you guys the ones responsible at the weather service for that song. Yes. It was the national weather service that I I don't I don't think anybody in the weather service wrote the lyrics. I think they got a professional for that. But we're scientists. It's a it's a good jingle. And it's been a very good campaign is very simple easy to remember. And it works, and we hope people will just remember those four simple words that could save your life turn around. Don't drown. Wow. Incredible. And by the way, I you need to pass this up the chain at the weather service after we started playing the song this evening it lit up our phones across the country. We had calls from the west coast to the east coast. And and so you may have a chart moving hit on your hands turnaround ground. Yeah. Maybe we'll make the billboard top forty. I just start sending that out emailing that clip to every radio station Telam added to their rotation of current hits. Without a doubt, it'll be it'll be very popular in the Carolinas right now. Yes. Dennis. Thank you very much for your time. I appreciate it very much. I know you need to get back and get the ball rolling letting people know what's going on. And if you can do anything about speeding this bad boy up that would be great. My my thing and TV is you know is. Sales not production. But we hope for the best. Yeah. Without a doubt. This is Dennis falcon Dennis is the title is public affairs, director of communications and public affairs officer National Hurricane Center. Well, thank you very much. We appreciate your time. And and you guys are doing a great job. Thank you so much. Appreciate it. You have a great morning and the rest of the day. All right. You know, what I think in honor of Dennis's movement of let's make sure we do it. Right. Why don't we do it? One more time. Do not drought death. You know, what the one nice thing about that song? It is the perfect lead into the next thing that I want to talk about here on Red Eye Radio. And by the way, we're going to be here. Steve Lenore myself going to be back here again tomorrow night. So please join us. We'll be here at ten o'clock Pacific time and one o'clock east coast time and all the time in between, but mudslides Dennis mentioned that and the the hills in the mountains that border the Carolinas. It's gonna still rain there, and it's going to be raining there into Monday and into Tuesday, and because of the tropical moisture that is thick this is rich atmosphere. If you're in it, you know, what I'm talking about. It's it's it's almost kind of like thick you breathe it in it. It's almost moisture and and and short and sweet about all his bad. Boy is that the Appalachians. Are not going to be in good shape. The National Park Service and the US forest service. If closed portions of the trail in both North Carolina and Virginia because of the storm the Appalachian trail conservancy is urging hikers to get off the trail and seek shelter. The nonprofit says dangerous conditions could include falling trees flash floods and mudslides, and that's Westwood one's. Correspondent Bill Michaels. Wanting to let you know that mudslides are going to be an issue. And so the situational awareness know, where you live if you live in one of those places that has run off and rain, then know where you live and be prepared to recognize this is going to be one of those situations where we could have some very dangerous mudslides from the rains associated with tropical storm Florence as we finally work our way to get Florence out of here. But currently Florence isn't moving all that fast about two miles an hour. Now, you'll see it on the bulletin. Sins is five because I think that's about as low down as they're allowed to go. So we'll be right back on Red Eye Radio meteorologist, Tom HALE. Steve Lenore, we'll be right back. Get in touch with.