Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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000 FZUS52 KMHX 161443 SRFMHX Surf Zone Forecast for Eastern North Carolina National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 1043 AM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018 NCZ103-170245- Outer Banks Dare- Including the beaches of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Avon, Buxton, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore 1043 AM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018 .REST OF TODAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: Duck to Rodanthe...Low Risk. Rodanthe to Cape Hatteras...Low Risk. Cape Hatteras to Hatteras Inlet...Low Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: Moderate. Occasional cloud to ground lightning possible. UV INDEX: Very high, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Sunny this morning, then partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Duck to Rodanthe...1 to 2 feet. Rodanthe to Cape Hatteras...1 to 2 feet. Cape Hatteras to Hatteras Inlet...around 2 feet. AREA WATER TEMPERATURES: Duck Pier...78. Jennettes Pier...75. Oregon Inlet Marina...83. Avon Pier...76. TIDE INFORMATION: at Cape Hatteras... High tide at 12:14 PM. Low tide at 6:28 PM. High tide at 12:30 AM Fri. Low tide at 6:44 AM Fri. 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. && $$ NCZ104-170245- Outer Banks Hyde- Including the beaches of Ocracoke 1043 AM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018 .REST OF TODAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: Ocracoke...Low Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: None. No cloud to ground lightning expected. UV INDEX: Very high, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Partly cloudy this morning, then sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Ocracoke...around 2 feet. TIDE INFORMATION: at Ocracoke Inlet... High tide at 12:23 PM. Low tide at 6:39 PM. High tide at 12:39 AM Fri. Low tide at 6:55 AM Fri. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Even when the risk is low, rip currents can occur at any time, especially close to piers, jetties and sand bars. Always have a flotation device with you in the water. All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars. It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the advice of lifeguards and beach patrol. && $$ NCZ095-170245- Carteret- Including the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore, Shackleford Banks, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, and Emerald Isle 1043 AM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018 .REST OF TODAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout...Low Risk. Cape Lookout to Bogue Inlet...Low Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: None. No cloud to ground lightning expected. UV INDEX: Very high, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout...around 2 feet. Cape Lookout to Bogue Inlet...1 to 2 feet. AREA WATER TEMPERATURES: Beaufort...84. Bogue Inlet Pier...80. TIDE INFORMATION: at Atlantic Beach... High tide at 12:08 PM. Low tide at 6:24 PM. High tide at 12:21 AM Fri. Low tide at 6:46 AM Fri. 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. && $$ NCZ098-170245- Onslow- Including the beaches of Hammocks Beach and North Topsail Beach 1043 AM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018 .REST OF TODAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: Bogue Inlet to Surf City...Low Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: Low. Isolated cloud to ground lightning possible. UV INDEX: Very high, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Sunny this morning, then partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Bogue Inlet to Surf City...1 to 2 feet. TIDE INFORMATION: at North Topsail Beach... High tide at 12:17 PM. Low tide at 6:27 PM. High tide at 12:33 AM Fri. Low tide at 6:43 AM Fri. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Even when the risk is low, rip currents can occur at any time, especially close to piers, jetties and sand bars. Always have a flotation device with you in the water. All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars. It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the advice of lifeguards and beach patrol. && $$

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