North Carolina to feel effects of passing hurricane, 1938
brake-. brake- Cape Hatteras Is Set To Get Gale Winds From Hurricane Today; Storm JACKSONVILLE, Sept. 20. UP) The Weather Bureau reported tonight a tropical hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean will cause strong winds on the North Carolina coast Wednesday, "reaching gale force pn Cape Hatteras." , , A 9:30 p. m. advisory said the center Jf the severe tropical disturbance disturbance was about 400 miles east of Jacksonville at 7 p. m. (EST). "Storm will gradually turn north northeastward and move more rapidly during next 24 hours," said the advisory, "with center passing near, but east of, Cape Hatteras during Wednesday, and will cause strong winds on North Carolina coast, reaching gale force on the Cape, with high tides north of Beaufort, N. C." Storm warnings were displayed from Wilmington, N. C, north to Atlantic City, N. J. The weather bureau advised that all small craft Heading North between Charleston, S. C, and the Virginia capes remain in port un til the storm has gone by. The advisory said the hurricane was moving almost due north. The barometric pressure at the center was reported still close to 28 inches two inches less than nor mal and indicative of dangerous winds. Caution was advised shipping in the path. The disturbance, accompanied by winds of great intensity, was headed directly for the South Florida Florida coast until late Monday, then, apparently striking a , high pressure pressure area, it veered northward and skirted the peninsula's eastern shore. Northern islands of the Bahama group felt the fringe of the dis turbance early today. It was the first storm of the "hurricane season" to threaten Florida.