Issued at 300 PM EDT Fri Sep 14 2018 788 WTNT61 KNHC 141856TCUAT1Hurricane Florence Tropical Cyclone UpdateNWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL062018300 PM EDT Fri Sep 14 2018...300 PM EDT POSITION UPDATE......FLORENCE MOVING SLOWLY WESTWARD ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHEASTERNNORTH CAROLINA......TORRENTIAL RAINS WILL CONTINUE...NOAA Doppler weather radar data and surface observations indicatethat the center of Hurricane Florence has continued to move slowlywestward toward the North Carolina-South Carolina border.The Weatherflow station at Federal Point, North Carolina, recentlyreported sustained winds of 59 mph (95 km/h) and a wind gust of72 mph (116 km/h). Surface observations indicate that the centralpressure has risen to near 970 mb (28.64 inches).Heavy rain continues over eastern North Carolina. The NationalWeather Service Forecast Office in Morehead City has measured 15.56inches of rainfall thus far.SUMMARY OF 300 PM EDT...1900 UTC...INFORMATION----------------------------------------------LOCATION...34.0N 78.4WABOUT 35 MI...65 KM WSW OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINAABOUT 35 MI...65 KM NE OF MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINAMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...970 MB...28.64 INCHES$$Forecaster Beven

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