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BLOG: Tropical tidbits after Hurricane Matthew

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  1. The United States Geological Service (USGS) is now reporting that river levels and peak stream-flows on many rivers in eastern North Carolina have either already broken, or are projected to break once unthinkable flood records set by the devastating rainfall from Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Much like Floyd’s 19” of rain was ‘aided’ by Hurricane Dennis’s rainfall two weeks prior, Matthew’s 15” of rain also came on the heels of heavy rain from Hermine in early September. Some spots had 10” of rain from that earlier tropical cyclone.
  2. Hurricane Nicole is now a Category 3 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115mph and projected to make a direct hit on Bermuda Thursday morning.
  3. See the attached pictures for comparisons between Hurricane Matthew and Floyd.

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