North Carolina radar at 11:52 AM:
I’ve been booted off both of my computers by job candidates taking online tests, so I can’t do much in the way of work at the moment… which gives me a golden opportunity to update y’all on Hurricane Isabel! :)
Here in Lower Manhattan, and especially up here on the 13th floor in Lower Manhattan, the winds are quite gusty. But the real action is down in North Carolina, where, as the National Hurricane Center declared at 11:00 AM:
…Eyewall of Isabel coming ashore on the North Carolina Outer Banks…
At 11 am EDT…1500z…the center of Hurricane Isabel was located near latitude 34.4 north… longitude 75.7 west or about 55 miles south of Cape Hatteras North Carolina. This position is also about 50 miles east-southeast of Cape Lookout North Carolina. The eyewall of Isabel…where the strongest winds are located…is currently coming ashore along the southern Outer Banks. Isabel has a very large eye…and winds within the eye will diminish…before increasing rapidly as the back edge of the eye passes by. People are strongly cautioned not to venture out during the eye passage unless absolutely necessary.