Friday, August 26, 2011

Wrightsville Beach, NC Getting Hammered....

The above LIVE webcam view from Wrightsville Beach, NC (just outside Wilmington) is growing more impressive by the hour. Graphs of the corresponding surface weather conditions in the area show a steady increase in both sustained winds and gusts, as well as a steady decrease in barometric pressure:

As you can see on the above graphs, wind gusts are now approaching 50 mph, with steady winds of near 40 mph at times.  This trend will continue to increase into the evening and overnight hours...

For more details on what can be expected across North Carolina, see my earlier post here.

Somebody put a windshield wiper on that camera!

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1 comment:

Anthill_Goddess said...

Watched that cam for a while today and had to post on my FB page a post that said "Dumb, dumb, dumb!!!" I saw, over and over again, people out actually walking in the surf as it got higher and more violent. At one point the beach patrol came by and amazingly the ppl vanished off the beach!! Probably only into the dunes, unfortunately, because within moments of them leaving, the people were back out!! CRAZINESS!! I can ALMOST understand wanting to be out in it (I feel less stressed standing in a good Iowa thunderstorm than I do indoors!) but when the surf it churning not far from the dunes, it's time to call it quits!