Listen: Chief Meteorologist, Wilmington and Steve Lenore discussed on Red Eye Radio
"One ninety mile an hour winds sustained with gusts probably up to about one hundred and fifteen and moving off to the west northwest at six miles an hour and its location. It's literally just on the edge just east of Wilmington at this point. And one of the things that we're looking at and I had this conversation with Steve Lenore chief meteorologist of K ex is Sherman, Texas, just north of Dallas, and and my chief meteorologist and had this conversation. Just a second ago Steve will be here. And we'll be doing continued live coverage for the next two nights. So if you're listening to us on the station that you're listening to us on Red Eye Radio, you know, be prepared to join us. Because this is an ongoing event with the slow movement of the storm at six miles an hour. And it hasn't even made it southward turn because it is going to go down to the south southwest down toward Myrtle Beach. And then eventually it'll get down near Charleston north Charleston and then come up to the northwest by Columbia, South Carolina. And and so at this point we've got ourselves a storm that is backing water up in new Bern, North Carolina. And there have been. Two hundred people rescued and still almost another two hundred people that are still waiting to be rescued, and it it's it's it's not as much a rain event. Is that the water coming up? The news river is is rising. And it's because of those winds that are coming around the top of the hurricane Florence and it's risen since five o'clock five feet. And so yes, and so this is this is the one of the issues the other one that the discussion is Stephen I just had was that. If you look at the I it appears that the I is is reconstituting itself. Meaning it is starting to reform now it's not gonna make a big difference in the winds miles per hour. When it's going to do is it's gonna stop it's movement and keep it stationary. Just offshore Wilmington. Maybe a half an hour to an hour before. It gets going, but the I is tightening up and reconstituting becoming more organized just offshore. So that's gonna be pounding rain as well as the wind.."