STORMTRACK 3: Andrea continues to weaken, pulls away from southeastern NC; Brunswick County tornado confirmed.

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Andrea is pulling away from our area. Breezy winds of 25-35 mph are expected through early evening, with a few gusts over 45 mph. Skies will become partly cloudy with a 40% chance of lingering spotty showers/storms through evening. By Saturday, a more typical summertime pattern will resume with sunshine and warmth. A stalled front may help to trigger a few thunderstorms as well.

Weekend Forecast:

Saturday- Partly sunny with a 40% chance of storms. Highs in the 80's. Lows in the 70's.

Sunday- Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of storms. Highs in the 80's. Lows in the 70's.

Tropical update:

"Andrea" has weakened and will push north of New England this weekend. Elsewhere, tropical storm development is not likely through Monday. Below, you will find a few observations recorded Friday morning as Andrea pushed through our area.

Note: An EF-0 Tornado was confirmed to have touched down near Varnumtown along Stone Chimney Rd at 1:22AM Friday morning (June 7) by the National Weather Service in Wilmington. Winds were estimated at 70 mph, trees were downed, and there was some damage to a storage building.

These totals collected by the NWS Wilmington office

 

These totals collected by the NWS Wilmington office

 

 

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There are plenty of archive photos of the damage available if you want to search online. I never met a hurricane I liked....

Vog Misstating the facts? (which has NEVER happened here).

Correct! I was wrong and admit to it. I am just not as steeped in SE NC weather as the natives are.
I may have to re-read my emergency management symposium notes from long ago.

Vog

If you've never seen it, it's worthwhile to check it out. At Fort Fisher aquarium in the nature trail there is a pole marking the storm surge elevations from all the major hurricanes in the area. All the big ones (Bertha, Fran, Hugo, David, etc) are several feet below Hazel. Definitely puts it into perspective. Scary thing is that eventually this WILL happen again.

part of the U.S. are you from(if you don't mind me asking) and how long have you been here because anyone who has been here through one hurricane season has heard of Hazel. It is the benchmark for all other hurricanes.

Hazel arrived on a full moon.

During a full Moon Guest 131...not on a full Moon. The Moon has no water on it...just cheese.