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Friday, September 02, 2016

Tropical Storm Warning In Effect For Worcester County

Tropical Storm Warning

HERMINE LOCAL WATCH/WARNING STATEMENT/ADVISORY NUMBER 21
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA  AL092016
1155 AM EDT FRI SEP 2 2016


...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS TROPICAL STORM WIND CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THIS AREA AND WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED
    - SNOW HILL
    - POCOMOKE CITY
    - BERLIN

* WIND
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: EQUIVALENT TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND
        - PEAK WIND FORECAST: 30-40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH
        - WINDOW FOR TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS: SATURDAY AFTERNOON
          UNTIL EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

    - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: MODERATE
        - THE WIND THREAT HAS INCREASED FROM THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
        - REMAIN BRACED AGAINST THE REASONABLE THREAT FOR STRONG
          TROPICAL STORM FORCE WIND OF 58 TO 73 MPH.
        - TO BE SAFE, EFFORTS SHOULD FULLY FOCUS ON PROTECTING LIFE.
          PROPERTIES REMAIN SUBJECT TO SIGNIFICANT WIND IMPACTS.
        - NOW IS THE TIME TO HIDE FROM THE WIND. FAILURE TO
          ADEQUATELY SHELTER MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY, OR IN SOME
          CASES LOSS OF LIFE. REMAIN SHELTERED UNTIL THE HAZARDOUS
          WIND SUBSIDES.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: UNFOLDING
        - POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN WIND EVENT ARE UNFOLDING.
        - THE EXTENT OF REALIZED IMPACTS WILL DEPEND ON THE ACTUAL
          STRENGTH, DURATION, AND EXPOSURE OF THE WIND AS EXPERIENCED
          AT PARTICULAR LOCATIONS.

* STORM SURGE
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: LOCALIZED STORM SURGE POSSIBLE
        - PEAK STORM SURGE INUNDATION: THE POTENTIAL FOR UP TO 1 FEET
          ABOVE GROUND SOMEWHERE WITHIN SURGE PRONE AREAS
        - WINDOW OF CONCERN: AROUND HIGH TIDE

    - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED
        - THE STORM SURGE THREAT HAS INCREASED FROM THE PREVIOUS
          ASSESSMENT.
        - EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD POSTURE FOR A REASONABLE
          THREAT FOR PEAK STORM SURGE FLOODING OF GREATER THAN 1 FOOT
          ABOVE GROUND.
        - TO BE SAFE, STAY AWAY FROM STORM SURGE FLOODING CAPABLE OF
          LIMITED IMPACTS.
        - LOCALIZED INUNDATION IS POSSIBLE. CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE
          INSTRUCTIONS OF LOCAL OFFICIALS.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: UNFOLDING
        - POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN SURGE EVENT ARE UNFOLDING.
        - THE EXTENT OF REALIZED IMPACTS WILL DEPEND ON THE ACTUAL
          HEIGHT OF STORM SURGE MOVING ONSHORE AND THE RESULTING
          DEPTH OF COASTAL FLOODING AS EXPERIENCED AT PARTICULAR
          LOCATIONS.

* FLOODING RAIN
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
        - PEAK RAINFALL AMOUNTS: ADDITIONAL 4-8 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY
          HIGHER AMOUNTS

    - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: ELEVATED
        - THE FLOODING RAIN THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM
          THE PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
        - EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE A THREAT OF
          FLOODING.
        - BE SAFE AND REMAIN READY TO PROTECT AGAINST FLOODING RAIN
          IMPACTS.
        - IF FLOOD RELATED WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT, HEED
          RECOMMENDED ACTIONS.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LIMITED
        - LOCALIZED FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAINFALL MAY PROMPT A FEW
          EVACUATIONS
        - RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFT
          CURRENTS. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, AND DITCHES MAY BECOME
          SWOLLEN AND OVERFLOW.
        - FLOOD WATERS MAY ENTER A FEW STRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY IN
          USUALLY VULNERABLE SPOTS. A FEW PLACES WHERE RAPID PONDING
          OF WATER OCCURS AT UNDERPASSES, LOW-LYING SPOTS, AND POOR
          DRAINAGE AREAS. SOME STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS
          BECOME NEAR-FULL AND BEGIN TO OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD AND
          BRIDGE CLOSURES.

* TORNADO
    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:
        - SITUATION IS UNFAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES

    - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: NONE
        - THE TORNADO THREAT HAS REMAINED NEARLY STEADY FROM THE
          PREVIOUS ASSESSMENT.
        - EMERGENCY CONSIDERATIONS NEED NOT INCLUDE A THREAT FOR
          TORNADOES. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH STRONG GUSTY
          WINDS MAY STILL OCCUR.
        - LITTLE TO NO PREPARATIONS NEEDED TO GUARD AGAINST TROPICAL
          TORNADOES.
        - ENSURE READINESS FOR THE NEXT TROPICAL TORNADO EVENT.

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: LITTLE TO NONE
        - LITTLE TO NO POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES.

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    - HTTP://READY.GOV/HURRICANES
    - MEMA.MARYLAND.GOV
    - WEATHER.GOV/AKQ

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL Joe you sure got WBOC to change their tune!!!!! Mike was on this morning saying the rain is a comin'.....ha ha ha quite different than ole Dan Dan the weatherman has layed out.....LOL

Anonymous said...

Everybody on the shore needs to keep an eye on this one, especially those subject to rainfall flooding and the Atlantic coast.