Morehead City, Dennis Falcon Dennis, Atlantic discussed on WBZ Morning News
A midnight. It's still raining. Well, and do you have a figure handy right now for just a little bit down the road of 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 isolated forty. So they're probably well on their way. And and as you mentioned earlier with us 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. Torture way. But there's no way no way for the water to go but up. Well, I'm looking at a band that is just below the Outer Banks, which seems to be one the one edges near morehead city, Atlantic beach, and that band of rain than stretches back down to somewhere near like steeds ferry or north Topsail beach and the band looks to be about one hundred miles long going into going into the Atlantic on radio. That's exactly so I'm staring at right now on the radar on that. And that's exactly what's going on. And this is just a 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 and boxcar, 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's 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. Yeah. Jacksonville. The 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 gonna be talking into this early next week, and this is gonna continue over the Carolinas today the southern to central Appalachians from western North Carolina in the west central Virginia Neva, 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 trees 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 around 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. Professional for that. Or scientists. It's a it's a good jingle. And 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, 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. Yeah. Maybe we'll make the billboard top forty is it you just start sending that out emailing that clip to every radio station, tell them to their rotation of current hits without a doubt, it'll be very 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. Weren't 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 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. If you have a great morning and the rest of the day. All right. You know, what I think in honor of dentists movement of let's make sure we do it. Right. Why don't we do it? One more time..