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Hurricane Sandy passes; gusty winds remain

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Tropical Storm Warning has been lifted for Brunswick County, but remains in effect for New Hanover and Pender Counties through tonight. Overall Sandy behaved much as we expected with rain 1-3" across the area, some minor coastal flooding, and winds gusting to 40-50 mph. Rainfall is over with now as the storm has passed to our north. Gusty winds remain, and will last even through tmorrow.

Here’s the forecast for coastal counties:

This Afternoon- Becoming partly sunny, with sustained winds out of the north at 15-25 mph (with a few gusts over 40 mph)

Tonight – Partly cloudy, with winds out of the NNW at 15-25 mph (with a few gusts over 40 mph). High tide around 7pm will again cause high water in coastal flood areas.

Monday – Partly cloudy, but still breezy with winds at 15-25 mph with higher gusts.
Coastal Winds/Seas:

Seas will peak around 8-10 feet near the beaches early Sunday. Farther offshore, seas will peak around 9 to 14 feet. Beyond 20 nautical miles offshore, seas will peak around 27 feet.


Inland Counties:

Partly sunny skies. Winds will be out of the NNW at 20-30 mph (with a few gusts over 40 mph).

– Meteorologist Tim Buckley


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