Tropical Storm Isaias

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Tropical Storm Isaias

Dear all,

Tropical Storm Isaias is approaching the East Coast with winds and rain this evening and tomorrow morning. For shelters and information on emergency plans, please use this document from the Department of Public Safety

Wind surges and tornadoes might affect your tunnel systems or equipment in the field. Wide-spread flooding might occur in the Southeastern plains. Please look into the USDA Hurricane Preparedness Guide for Strawberries to find more information.

Wind surges and tornadoes might affect your vineyard rows, and wide-spread flooding might occur in the Southeastern plains. Please view a briefing on storm Isaias from this morning.

Landfall As either a tropical storm or hurricane between Myrtle Beach, SC and Brunswick County, NC.
Path in NC

The eye will track inland just to the East of I-95.

 

Forward Motion in NC 24 MPH to the North Northeast
Wind strength

65-75 MPH sustained coast

10-25 MPH inland

Wind Gusts

80 MPH + at the coast

40 MPH inland

Rain Fall Totals 2-6 inches
Tornados High possibility
Duration

Tropical Storm Force winds entering NC 8-10 p.m. Monday.

Tropical Storm force winds leaving 8-10 p.m. Tuesday.

Strongest winds will be between midnight and noon, depending on your location.

Storm Surge 1 to 3 feet

The system is predicted to be either a tropical storm or a hurricane as it makes landfall somewhere between Myrtle Beach, SC, and Brunswick County, NC.

I hope everyone stays safe,

Mark

Written By

Mark Hoffmann, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Mark HoffmannSmall Fruits Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor, Strawberry and Grape Call Dr. Mark Email Dr. Mark Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Aug 3, 2020
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