Expect heavy rainfall and guest of winds for coastal North and South Carolina, as the 2nd storm of the year has been upgraded to a tropical storm named Bonnie. This will most definitely put a damper on Memorial Day weekend activities for beach goers.
So the facts are clear. The weather this hurricane season may be frequent, as this is already the second named storm of the 2016 hurricane season year, but the fact is that the regular hurricane season still hasn't officially begun. Last year, tropical storm Ana took the coast 3 weeks before the beginning the the Atlantic Hurricane season. While coming on-shore, it had sustained winds of 60 mph. An advisory from the National Weather Service claims that Tropical Storm Bonnie is moving towards the northwest at about 10 miles per hour. The warning is presently active for the areas between the Savanna River outside of Savanna, George, to the Myrtle Beach-area town of Little River Inlet, S. Carolina. It is expected to go ashore near Charleston, and heavy rain is expected along the Mid-Atlantic coast, straight up towards New England. Most likely, there will be storm surges, dangerous life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along portions of the coast. There is also a likelihood of a few tornadoes during the on-slot.
Forecast Advisory from the National Weather Center
000 WTNT22 KNHC 290231 TCMAT2 TROPICAL STORM BONNIE FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 6 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022016 0300 UTC SUN MAY 29 2016 CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY... NONE. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * SAVANNAH RIVER TO LITTLE RIVER INLET SOUTH CAROLINA A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 12 HOURS. TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 31.0N 79.5W AT 29/0300Z POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 20 NM PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTH OR 360 DEGREES AT 0 KT ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1008 MB MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 40 KT WITH GUSTS TO 50 KT. 34 KT....... 0NE 0SE 20SW 60NW. 12 FT SEAS.. 75NE 0SE 0SW 45NW. WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT. REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 31.0N 79.5W AT 29/0300Z AT 29/0000Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 30.9N 79.4W FORECAST VALID 29/1200Z 31.8N 80.0W MAX WIND 40 KT...GUSTS 50 KT. 34 KT... 30NE 20SE 0SW 40NW. FORECAST VALID 30/0000Z 32.7N 80.1W...INLAND MAX WIND 35 KT...GUSTS 45 KT. 34 KT... 30NE 30SE 0SW 20NW. FORECAST VALID 30/1200Z 33.1N 79.6W...INLAND MAX WIND 30 KT...GUSTS 40 KT. FORECAST VALID 31/0000Z 33.5N 78.7W...OVER WATER MAX WIND 30 KT...GUSTS 40 KT. FORECAST VALID 01/0000Z 34.3N 77.4W...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW MAX WIND 25 KT...GUSTS 35 KT. EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 150 NM ON DAY 4 AND 200 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 15 KT EACH DAY OUTLOOK VALID 02/0000Z 35.0N 76.0W...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW MAX WIND 25 KT...GUSTS 35 KT. OUTLOOK VALID 03/0000Z 35.5N 75.0W...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW MAX WIND 25 KT...GUSTS 35 KT. REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 31.0N 79.5W NEXT ADVISORY AT 29/0900Z $$ FORECASTER BRENNAN