Atlantic Basin Tropical Cyclones

Local Statement for Colin (Newport/Morehead City, NC)


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Tropical Storm Colin Local Statement Advisory Number 1
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC  AL032022
529 AM EDT Sat Jul 2 2022

This product covers Eastern North Carolina

**Tropical Storm Colin Forms Off The Coast Of South Carolina** 

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Coastal Onslow, 
      East Carteret, Hatteras Island, Northern Outer Banks, Ocracoke 
      Island, and West Carteret

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Coastal Onslow, East 
      Carteret, Hatteras Island, Northern Outer Banks, Ocracoke 
      Island, and West Carteret

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 270 miles west-southwest of Buxton NC or about 190 miles 
      west-southwest of Morehead City NC
    - 33.2N 79.5W
    - Storm Intensity 40 mph
    - Movement Northeast or 45 degrees at 8 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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Newly formed Tropical Storm Colin will slowly lift northeast across
the Carolinas today through Sunday, bringing gusty winds mainly to
coastal areas, periods of heavy rain, and the threat for a few
isolated tornadoes.

Wind gusts to tropical storm force could lead to some downed trees and
isolated power outages. Tornadoes may result in areas of locally
enhanced damage. Heavy rain bands could bring a threat of localized
flooding, especially in low-lying and poor drainage areas. 

Dangerous marine conditions are expected for all offshore waters and
the Pamlico Sound, with strong winds and seas building to 6 to 8 feet
creating treacherous conditions for mariners. The threat for stronger
and more frequent rip currents will also exist along area beaches.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
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* TORNADOES:
Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts 
across mainly eastern North Carolina. Potential impacts include:
    - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution 
      of emergency plans during tropical events.
    - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power 
      and communications disruptions.
    - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys 
      toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, 
      large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees 
      knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats 
      pulled from moorings.

Elsewhere across Eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is 
anticipated.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible 
limited impacts across Eastern North Carolina. Potential impacts 
include:
    - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
    - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. 
      Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen 
      and overflow in spots.
    - Flood waters can 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. Several storm drains and retention ponds become 
      near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge 
      closures. 

* WIND:
Protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across 
Eastern North Carolina. Potential impacts include:
    - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored 
      mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or 
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are 
      shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban 
      or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on 
      bridges and other elevated roadways.
    - Scattered power and communications outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
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* EVACUATIONS:
Listen to local official for recommended preparedness actions, 
including possible evacuation. If ordered to evacuate, do so immediately. 

For those not under evacuation orders, assess the risk from wind, 
falling trees, and flooding at your location. If you decide to move, 
relocate to a safer location nearby. If you do not relocate, help keep 
roadways open for those under evacuation orders. 

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and 
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a 
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.

If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in 
which you are staying and the name of the county or parish in which 
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay 
attention for instructions from local authorities.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area, be ready to shelter 
quickly, preferably away from windows and in an interior room not 
prone to flooding. If driving, scan the roadside for quick shelter 
options.

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets 
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes 
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather 
warnings.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
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The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather 
Service in Newport/Morehead City NC around 8 AM EDT, or sooner if 
conditions warrant.

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