Tropical Storm Nicole
formed over the northwestern Caribbean in late September 2010 and swept
Northeast across Cuba and Jamaica before disappating over the Straits
of Florida. Nicole was absorbed by a larger mid-latitude storm that
swept up the East Coast September 30-October 2. The stormed dropped
22.5 inches of rain on Wilmington, the most ever recorded over a 5 day
the seat of Bertie County, was substantially flooded.
Travel to the Pamlico River was impacted by
flooding of US 264 at Tranter's Creek.
13.75 inches of rain fell at the PamlicoRiver.org station on St. Clair
Bay. The river level rose over 2 feet above the mean to a record high
for our observations, peaking at 5.4 feet. The wind blew consistently
from the SE over the course of the week, graphics below illustrate the
correlation between the water level, the wind speed and the rain. At
the peak on September 30, rain fell at nearly 2 inches/hour.