As of 10:13 pm, landfall has occurred just south of the Shallotte radar site on the North Carolina shoreline very close to Holden Beach and Ocean Isle Beach. The maximum sustained winds were at 85 MPH.
A weather station at Oak Island, North Carolina, recently reported sustained winds of 76 mph (122 km/h) and a gust to 87 mph (140 km/h).
A data buoy near the coast of North Carolina has recently reported a minimum pressure of 988 MB (29.18 inches).
SUMMARY OF 1115 PM EDT…0315 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 40 MI…65 KM SSW OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 22 MPH…35 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…988 MB…29.18 INCHES
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