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Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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000 FZUS52 KMHX 170001 SRFMHX Surf Zone Forecast for Eastern North Carolina National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 801 PM EDT Mon Oct 16 2017 NCZ103-171215- Outer Banks Dare- Including the beaches of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Avon, Buxton, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore 801 PM EDT Mon Oct 16 2017 ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING... .TOMORROW... RIP CURRENT RISK: Duck to Rodanthe...High Risk. Rodanthe to Cape Hatteras...High Risk. Cape Hatteras to Hatteras Inlet...Moderate Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: None. No cloud to ground lightning expected. UV INDEX: Moderate, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 20 to 25 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Duck to Rodanthe...3 to 5 feet. Rodanthe to Cape Hatteras...3 to 5 feet. Cape Hatteras to Hatteras Inlet...2 to 4 feet. AREA WATER TEMPERATURES: Duck Pier...72. Jennettes Pier...72. Oregon Inlet Marina...74. TIDE INFORMATION: at Cape Hatteras... Low tide at 12:02 AM Tue. High tide at 6:13 AM Tue. Low tide at 12:24 PM Tue. High tide at 6:35 PM Tue. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A high risk means wind, wave and tide conditions support the development of powerful or numerous rip currents along the beaches. It is recommended that you stay out of the water. A moderate risk means wind, wave and tide conditions support the development of stronger or more frequent rip currents along the beaches. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape rip current should enter the water. All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars. It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the advice of lifeguards and beach patrol. && $$ NCZ104-171215- Outer Banks Hyde- Including the beaches of Ocracoke 801 PM EDT Mon Oct 16 2017 .TOMORROW... RIP CURRENT RISK: Ocracoke...Moderate Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: None. No cloud to ground lightning expected. UV INDEX: Moderate, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. North winds around 25 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Ocracoke...2 to 4 feet. TIDE INFORMATION: at Ocracoke Inlet... Low tide at 12:12 AM Tue. High tide at 6:21 AM Tue. Low tide at 12:34 PM Tue. High tide at 6:43 PM Tue. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A moderate risk means wind, wave and tide conditions support the development of stronger or more frequent rip currents along the beaches. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape rip current should enter the water. All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars. It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the advice of lifeguards and beach patrol. && $$ NCZ095-171215- Carteret- Including the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore, Shackleford Banks, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, and Emerald Isle 801 PM EDT Mon Oct 16 2017 .TOMORROW... RIP CURRENT RISK: Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout...Moderate Risk. Cape Lookout to Bogue Inlet...Low Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: None. No cloud to ground lightning expected. UV INDEX: Moderate, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 20 to 25 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout...2 to 4 feet. Cape Lookout to Bogue Inlet...1 to 3 feet. AREA WATER TEMPERATURES: Beaufort...77. Atlantic Beach...73. Bogue Inlet Pier...75. TIDE INFORMATION: at Atlantic Beach... Low tide at 11:50 PM. High tide at 6:07 AM Tue. Low tide at 12:10 PM Tue. High tide at 6:25 PM Tue. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A moderate risk means wind, wave and tide conditions support the development of stronger or more frequent rip currents along the beaches. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape rip current should enter the water. Even when the risk is low, rip currents can occur at any time, especially close to piers, jetties and sand bars. Always have a flotation device with you in the water. All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars. It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the advice of lifeguards and beach patrol. && $$ NCZ098-171215- Onslow- Including the beaches of Hammocks Beach and North Topsail Beach 801 PM EDT Mon Oct 16 2017 .TOMORROW... RIP CURRENT RISK: Bogue Inlet to Surf City...Low Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: None. No cloud to ground lightning expected. UV INDEX: Moderate, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 15 to 20 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Bogue Inlet to Surf City...1 to 3 feet. TIDE INFORMATION: at North Topsail Beach... Low tide at 12:00 AM Tue. High tide at 6:15 AM Tue. Low tide at 12:22 PM Tue. High tide at 6:37 PM Tue. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Even when the risk is low, rip currents can occur at any time, especially close to piers, jetties and sand bars. Always have a flotation device with you in the water. All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars. It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the advice of lifeguards and beach patrol. && $$

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