Tropical Storm “Colin” forms near South Carolina, U.S.

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Tropical Storm “Colin” formed at 09:00 UTC on July 2, 2022, as the third named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for portions of the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts.

  • A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for South Santee River, South Carolina, to Duck, North Carolina; and Pamlico Sound.

Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area along the northeastern coast of South Carolina this morning (LT) and will spread northeastward within the warning area along the North Carolina coast this afternoon into Sunday, July 3.

Areas of heavy rainfall may result in localized flash flooding across portions of coastal South and North Carolina through Sunday morning

At 12:00 UTC on July 2, the center of Tropical Storm “Colin” was located about 40 km (25 miles) WSW of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.1

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (40 mph) and was moving NE at 13 km/h (8 mph). Its minimum central pressure was 1 012 hPa.

A turn toward the ENE with an increase in forward speed is expected late Sunday and Sunday night.

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Tropical Storm “Colin” at 13:00 UTC on July 2, 2022. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East, RAMMB/CIRA, The Watchers

On the forecast track, the center of Colin is expected to move northeastward along or just inland of the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts through Sunday, and then emerge over the western Atlantic Ocean late Sunday.

Little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days. Colin is expected to dissipate over the western Atlantic on Monday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) mainly to the southeast of the center.

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Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area in South Carolina this morning and will spread northward to the warning area in North Carolina this afternoon through Sunday.

Colin will continue to produce locally heavy rainfall across portions of coastal South and North Carolina through Sunday morning.

An additional 25 – 50 mm (1 to 2 inches) of rainfall, with isolated amounts up to 100 mm (4 inches), is expected. This rainfall may result in localized areas of flash flooding.

References:

1 Tropical Storm Colin Intermediate Advisory Number 1A – NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032022 – 800 AM EDT Sat Jul 02 2022

Featured image credit: Tropical Storm “Colin” at 13:00 UTC on July 2, 2022. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East, RAMMB/CIRA, The Watchers

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