Final holiday weather briefing
Published 9:25 am Friday, December 23, 2022
From Chris Newkirk, Beaufort County Emergency Services:
This morning’s update from the National Weather Service once again made minor increases to the winds and reduced the temperatures forecasted for our area. Those changes have been highlightedbelow.
- SW winds will become sustained between 20 and 25 mph by 10am, and continue through sunset. Gust of 45+ mph are likely during this time. Winds will transition from the SW to the W around 11am and remain sustained between 15 and 20 mph overnight, with frequent gust of 20 to 25 mph likely.
- Temperatures will continue to drop as we move through the day. We are forecasted to be around 34 degrees at noon with a windchill of 21, and 25 degrees by sunset, with a windchill of 10. Our overnight low is expected to occur around 4am Saturday morning with a temperature of 16 degrees and a windchill of -1.
Saturday (Christmas Eve)
- W winds will remain sustained between 10 and 15 mph through sunset, with gust of 20 to 25 mph likely.
- We are expected to reach a high temperature of 28 degrees around 3pm, with a windchill of 18. Our overnight low is forecasted to occur around 6am Christmas morning, with a temperature of 18 degrees and a windchill of 10.
Sunday (Christmas Day)
- W winds will remain sustained between 5 and 10 mph. Winds will begin to transition from the W to the SW around 11pm.
- We are expected to reach a high temperature of 36 degrees around 3pm, with a windchill of 30. Our overnight low is forecasted to occur around 6am Monday morning, with a temperature of 19 degrees and a windchill of 15.
- Winds will transition from the N around sunrise and be sustained around 5 mph.
- A high of 38 degrees is expected around 3pm, with an overnight low of 23.
Tuesday & Wednesday
- N winds between 5 and 10 mph are expected through Wednesday.
- Highs of 45 to 50 degrees and overnight lows of 28 to 32 degrees are expected for both days.
See the attached briefing and email below for the National Weather Service for their latest update. This will be the last briefing pertaining to this storm. We encourage everyone to monitor local media outlets for additional updates.
Please continue to ensure that any outside pets and / or livestock have adequate shelter to protect them from these forecasted impacts. We also encourage everyone to ensure that any exposed plumbing is protected from freezing temperatures.
From National Weather Service, Newport/Morehead City:
Attached is an updated overview of the potential weather impacts from the strong weather system that is currently impacting the region.
WHAT HAS CHANGED: We upgraded the gale warning to a storm warning along our coastal waters from Surf City to Oregon Inlet. No other significant changes were made on this update.
This is the final full briefing for the event.