just the endcap
 
Local forecast by
"City, St"
Current Hazards Watches/Warnings
Hazardous Outlook
National Outlooks
Hurricane Center
Emergency Mgmt.

Current Conditions Observations
Rivers/Lakes AHPS
Satellite Imagery
Storm Reports

Radar Imagery Wilmington Radar
Nationwide

Forecasts
Discussion
Activity Planner
Hourly Weather
    Graphs

Local Forecasts
Fire Weather
Graphical
Hydrology
   -Drought Monitoring
Marine
Marine Portal
Model Guidance
Surf Zone
-Rip Currents
Space
Text Products
Tropical
Tsunami

Climate
Climate Plots
Local
National
CoCoRaHS
More...

Weather Safety
Storm Ready
SkywarnTM
Preparedness
Safe Boating Tips
Weather Radio

Miscellaneous
Significant Events
News Archive
NOAA in the
    Carolinas

Science/Technology
Weather Calculator

Other Information
EEO/Diversity
Outreach/Education
Product Guide
Virtual Tour


Contact Us
E-mail Webmaster
Web Site Survey

FirstGov.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government Web 
resources and services.
Hurricane Products Page
Welcome to The National Weather Service Wilmington NC Hurricane Products Page. This page gives a description and examples of hurricane products The National Weather Service issues. To see other products...visit the flooding products page. You can also see a description of marine products...miscellaneous products...and winter products.

For a detailed explanation of the components of the products...visit the products explanation page. Otherwise...just click on the links below to see an example of the product.
Hurricane Watch
A Hurricane Watch is issued by The National Hurricane Center and is issued when hurricane conditions are expected along the coast within 36 hours. See an example.
WTNT35 KNHC 300253 CLOSE
TCPAT5
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO ADVISORY NUMBER 22
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052006
1100 PM EDT TUE AUG 29 2006

...ERNESTO LINGERING JUST OFF PLANTATION KEY...

AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS DISCONTINUED
NORTH OF BONITA BEACH ON THE FLORIDA WEST COAST...AND THE TROPICAL
STORM WATCH FROM ENGLEWOOD TO TARPON SPRINGS FLORIDA IS ALSO
DISCONTINUED.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM BONITA BEACH ON THE
FLORIDA WEST COAST SOUTHWARD...AROUND THE FLORIDA PENINSULA...AND
NORTHWARD TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GEORGIA...INCLUDING ALL THE FLORIDA
KEYS AND LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF ALTAMAHA SOUND TO
CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ANDROS ISLAND...THE
BERRY ISLANDS...THE BIMINIS AND GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND IN THE
NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 1100 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 80.5 WEST OR ABOUT 15
MILES...25 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF KEY LARGO FLORIDA AND ABOUT 65
MILES...105 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF MIAMI FLORIDA. THIS POSITION IS
JUST A FEW MILES SOUTHEAST OF ISLAMORADA.

OVER THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS ERNESTO HAS BEEN MOVING TOWARD THE
NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/HR. A TURN TO THE NORTH WITH AN
INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
ERNESTO IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE FLORIDA PENINSULA DURING THE NEXT
FEW HOURS. AFTER LANDFALL...THE CENTER OF ERNESTO SHOULD REMAIN
OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA FOR THE NEXT DAY OR SO.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SLOW WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AFTER THE CENTER OF ERNESTO MOVES
OVER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA...AND ERNESTO COULD WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL
DEPRESSION WEDNESDAY MORNING.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM
MAINLY TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.

THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY RECONNAISSANCE
AIRCRAFT WAS 1004 MB...29.65 INCHES.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 1 TO 3 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS
CAN BE EXPECTED IN AREAS OF ONSHORE FLOW WITHIN THE WARNING AREA.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHERN FLORIDA AND THE
FLORIDA KEYS OVERNIGHT.

RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE NEAR THE TRACK OF
ERNESTO OVER SOUTH AND CENTRAL FLORIDA THROUGH WEDNESDAY...WITH
ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 10 INCHES POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1
TO 2 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER
THE BAHAMAS. MOISTURE WILL SPREAD NORTHWARD WILL IN ADVANCE OF
ERNESTO THROUGH GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS ON WEDNESDAY. THIS COULD
BRING 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN AS FAR NORTH AS VIRGINIA...SOUTHERN
MARYLAND...AND SOUTHERN DELAWARE BY THURSDAY MORNING...WITH
ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 4 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 1100 PM EDT POSITION...24.9...80.5 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45
MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 200 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 500
AM EDT.

$$

FRANKLIN

Hurricane Warning
A Hurricane Warning is issued by The National Hurricane Center and is issued when hurricane conditions are expected within 24 hours. See an example.
WTNT31 KNHC 130249 CLOSE
TCPAT1
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER 27
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM EST MON SEP 12 2005

...HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED AS OPHELIA CREEPS TOWARD THE OCAST...

AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...A HURRICANE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM THE
SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA TO CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA.

AT 11 PM EST...A TROICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM NORTH
OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO OREGON INLET NORTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING PAMLICO
SOUND.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF EDISTO
BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA TO THE SOUTH SANTEE RIVER.

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN
THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 77.9 WEST OR ABOUT
140 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA AND ABOUT 210
MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA.

OPHELIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 3 MPH. A GRADUAL
TURN TO THE NORTH IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. OPHELIA
HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REGAIN HURRICANE STRENGTH DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 160 MILES
...260 KM FROM THE CENTER. OPHELIA'S STRONGEST WINDS ARE LOCATED
RELATIVELY FAR FROM THE CENTER...ROUGHLY 50 TO 60 MILES. THESE
WINDS WILL REACH THE COASTLINE WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CENTER.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT
RECONNAISANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 990 MB...29.23 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 6 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...ALONG
WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...ARE POSSIBLE IN AREAS OF
ONSHORE WINDS IN ASSOCIATION WITH OPHELIA. A STORM SURGE OF UP TO
7 FEET IS POSSIBLE AT THE HEADS OF BAYS AND RIVERS.

OPHELIA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES...
WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 8 INCHES ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
AND NORTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA OVER THE NEXT 2 DAYS.

REPEATING THE 11 PM EDT POSITION...31.8 N...77.9 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 3 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...70 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...990 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 2 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVOSORY AT 5 AM EDT.

$$

FORECASTER FRANKLIN

Inland Hurricane Wind Watch
An Inland Hurricane Wind Watch is issued by the local National Weather Service office and is issued for a 50 percent or greater chance of having hurricane or tropical storm force winds associated with a tropical storm or hurricane inland within 24 hours.
The Inland Hurricane Wind Watch example. The Inland Hurricane Wind Watch example.
Inland Hurricane Wind Warning
An Inland Hurricane Wind Warning is issued by the local National Weather Service for hurricane force wind speeds occurring in association with a hurricane. This product is normally issued from the current hour out to 12 hours.
The Inland Hurricane Wind Warning example. The Inland Hurricane Wind Warning example.
Inland Tropical Storm Wind Watch
An Inland Tropical Storm Wind Watch is issued by the local National Weather Service office and is issued for a 50 percent or greater chance of having tropical storm force winds associated with a tropical storm inland within 24 hours.
The Inland Tropical Storm Watch example. The Inland Tropical Storm Watch example.
Inland Tropical Storm Wind Warning
An Inland Tropical Storm Wind Warning is issued by the local National Weather Service for tropical storm force wind speeds occurring in association with a tropical storm. This product is normally issued from the current hour out to 12 hours.
The Inland Tropical Storm Wind Warning example. The Inland Tropical Storm Wind Warning example.
Tropical Storm Watch
A Tropical Storm Watch is issued by The National Hurricane Center and is issued for the posibility of tropical storm conditions along the coast within 36 hours. See an example.
WTNT31 KNHC 010228 CLOSE
TCPAT1
BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE ADVISORY 2
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM EDT SAT JUL 31 2004

...TROPICAL DEPRESSION REMAINS DISORGANIZED...

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM EDISTO BEACH SOUTH
CAROLINA TO CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE PAMLICO
SOUND. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREA DURING THE NEXT 36 HOURS.

AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 78.9 WEST OR ABOUT
115 MILES...185 KM...SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.

THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH
...13 KM/HR...AND THIS MOTION IS EXECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS. THIS MOTION COULD BRING THE CENTER OF THE TROPICAL
CYCLONE NEAR THE COAST OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES ON SUNDAY.

DATA FROM THE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE INDICATE THAT THE DEPRESSION
REMAINS DISORGANIZED. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 30 MPH...45
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN A FEW SQUALLS TO THE EAST AND SOUTH OF
THE CENTER. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HURS.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1009 MB...29.80 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 11 PM EDT POSITION...31.4 N...78.9 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...30 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NAITONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 2 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 AM
EDT.

FORECASTER AVILA

$$

Tropical Storm Warning
A Tropical Storm Warning is issued by The National Hurricane Center and is issued for the expectation of tropical storm force winds along the coast within 24 hours. See an example.
WTNT31 KNHC 120240 CLOSE
TCPAT1
BULLETIN
HURRICANE OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER 23
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM EDT SUN SEP 11 2005

...OPHELIA TEMPORARILY MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THE SOUTH SANTEE
RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA NORTHEASTWARD TO CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA.
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE
UNITED STATES FROM NORTH OF EDISTO BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA
NORTHEASTWARD TO CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA. A HURRICANE WATCH
MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDIITONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH
AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

WATCHES OR WARNINGS MAY HAVE TO BE SHIFTED NORTHWARD ON MONDAY

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES COASTAL REGION
SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF OPHELIA.

FOR STORM INFORMAITON SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE OPHELIA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 31.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 76.4 WEST OR ABOUT 240 MILES
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA AND ABOUT 290 MILES
SOUTH OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.

OPHELIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST NEAR 3 MPH. A GRADUAL
TURN TO THE WEST AND WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED ON MONDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.
OPHELIA IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.
LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 160 MILES.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 981 MB...28.97 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 11 PM EST POSITION...31.1 N...76.4 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-SOUTHWEST NEAR 3 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75
MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...981 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 2 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 AM
EDT.

FORECASTER AVILA

$$

National Weather Service
Weather Forecast Office, Wilmington NC
2015 Gardner Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 762-4289


Page Author:
Web Master's E-mail:  ilm.webmaster@noaa.gov
Page Last Modified: April 30, 2008