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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