At 8:00 am Fri...the eye has come ashore but the weather center is talking about it possibly going back over water, since it's forward motion of 5 mph has it being a wobble. It's only a level 1 hurricane at this time. There are some tornadoes being spawned in the red section of the storm...still 100 mph plus winds. Flooding is due to river waters being pushed back upstream by the wind and rain. It came ashore at Wrightsville Beach at 7:15 this morning. Right now there isn't a storm surge where the Weather Channel people are standing along the beach, because the wind has turned to blowing against the ocean.
Hope everyone is safe.
Update at 1:00 pm Fri. Sept 14...
Hurricane Florence Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL062018 100 PM EDT Fri Sep 14 2018 ...100 PM EDT POSITION UPDATE... ...FLORENCE WEAKENING AS IT MOVES FARTHER INLAND OVER EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA... ...TORRENTIAL RAINS WILL CONTINUE... NOAA Doppler weather radar data and surface observations indicate that the center of Hurricane Florence has continued to move slowly westward toward the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Doppler radar data along with wind data from an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft indicate that Florence's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 75 mph (120 km/h). Nearby surface observations indicate that the pressure has risen to 968 mb (28.58 inches). Heavy rain has been occurring in and around Oriental, North Carolina, where 20.37 inches of rainfall has been measured thus far. SUMMARY OF 100 PM EDT...1700 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...34.0N 78.3W ABOUT 30 MI...55 KM WSW OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA ABOUT 35 MI...65 KM NE OF MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...968 MB...28.58 INCHES $$ Forecaster Stewart