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'It Wants to Get Stronger': NOAA Hurricane Hunter Flies into Florence

FOX News logo FOX News 9/12/2018 As seen on Shepard Smith Reporting

A hurricane hunter with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) flew into the category three Hurricane Florence and reported back Wednesday what he was seeing.

Florence is currently churning through the Atlantic, only a few hundred miles off the coast of Wilmington, N.C.

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"There's really not a lot of good news," NOAA flight director Paul Flaherty said on "Shepard Smith Reporting." "It wants to get stronger," he said of the storm.

Flaherty said there is a small piece of good news, in that the "flow" in the southeastern quadrant of the storm has been reduced slightly.

However, he reiterated that just that minor factor alone is not enough to cause the cyclone to make major changes.

Fox News reported that sustained winds were picking up a bit along the North Carolina coast.

Readings of 15 miles per hour were already being recorded in Emerald Isle, a popular beach town on Bogue Banks near Cape Lookout.


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