Latest Outer Banks hurricane Stories

2008-09-28 09:05:00

Hurricane Kyle, a Category 1 storm with sustained winds near 75 mph, took aim Sunday at Maine and Nova Scotia, forecasters said. Northern New England and the Canadian Maritime provinces prepared to take the brunt of Kyle's high winds and lashing rain, with up to 4 inches of rain predicted for the region. Rain, fog and flooding were predicted to cause travel interruptions Sunday in central and southern New England along the Interstate 95 corridor, Accuweather.com reported. At 5 a.m. Sunday,...

2006-08-31 14:29:56

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto neared hurricane strength as it closed in on the U.S. East Coast on Thursday, threatening North and South Carolina with heavy rains and large waves. Ernesto, which sloshed through Florida on Wednesday after briefly becoming the Atlantic storm season's first hurricane near Haiti, had sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (113 km per hour), just short of the 74 mph (119 kph) needed for hurricane status, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said....

2005-09-14 08:30:46

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Heavy rains and gusty winds on Hurricane Ophelia's outer fringes pelted the North Carolina coast on Wednesday and forecasters said the storm was moving so slowly its assault could last for two days. At 8 a.m. (1200 GMT), the hurricane's center was about 60 miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina. It was moving north-northeast and the eye was expected to move across the state's southeastern coast on Wednesday then pass near the...

2005-09-08 16:58:53

By Jane Sutton MIAMI, Sept 8 - Tropical Storm Ophelia strengthened into a hurricane as it sat off Florida's Atlantic Coast on Thursday and forecasters said that if it ever moved, it would be in circles. Ophelia had top winds of 75 mph (120 kph), up from 50 mph (80 kph) a day earlier and just over the 74-mph (118-kph) threshold for hurricane status, the National Hurricane Center said. At 5 p.m. (2100 GMT), Ophelia's center was about 70 miles east-northeast of Cape Canaveral,...

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