Colin dissipates over eastern North Carolina.
1. php KEY MESSAGES1. Rough surf and rip currents are likely to continue along the North Carolina coast through this evening.
2. Scattered showers and thunderstorms may impact coastal North Carolina through this morning. Most areas will see less than an inch of additional rainfall.
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: None. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Key messages for the remnants of Colin can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT3 and WMO header WTNT43 KNHC.
WIND: Gusty winds are still possible over the North Carolina Outer Banks this morning.
RAINFALL: Scattered showers and thunderstorms may impact coastal North Carolina through this morning. Most areas will see less than an inch of additional rainfall.
SURF: Swells continue to affect portions of the North Carolina coast and could cause life threatening surf and rip current conditions through this evening. Please consult products from your local weather office.
At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the remnants of Colin were located near latitude 35.2 North, longitude 77.0 West. The remnants are moving toward the northeast near 10 mph (17 km/h) and are expected to turn east northeastward and accelerate soon, emerging over the Atlantic waters east of North Carolina this afternoon. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts, occurring mainly over the Atlantic waters off the North Carolina coast. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1014 mb (29.95 inches).
Colin no longer has a discernible center or closed circulation in satellite imagery or surface observations, and it has therefore dissipated over eastern North Carolina. The remnants are generating a line of convection mainly offshore the North Carolina coast, where buoy reports and earlier ASCAT data indicate that maximum winds are now down to 25 kt.
Colin's remnants are moving a little faster toward the northeast (055/9 kt) and are expected to turn east-northeastward and accelerate soon, crossing the Outer Banks and emerging over the Atlantic waters this afternoon. The remnants are then expected to merge with a frontal system over the western Atlantic in about 24 hours.
This is the last advisory on Colin. For additional information, please see products issued by the local National Weather Service forecast offices in Morehead City and Wilmington, North Carolina. Also refer to High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service, under AWIPS header NFDHSFAT1, WMO header FZNT01 KWBC, and online at ocean.weather.gov/shtml/NFDHSFAT1.php
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