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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
305 AM EDT Wed Sep 18 2019

NCZ203>205-190715-
Northern Outer Banks-Ocracoke Island-Hatteras Island-
305 AM EDT Wed Sep 18 2019

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT FRIDAY...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for eastern North Carolina.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Beach Hazards Statement.
   High Surf Advisory.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   High Surf Advisory.

Beach erosion and ocean overwash will be possible through late week
as strong northeast winds combine with large swells from Tropical
Cyclone Humberto. Strong rip currents will persist through the week
as well.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$



High Surf Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
252 PM EDT Wed Sep 18 2019

...DANGEROUS SHOREBREAK, STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND A HIGH
THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED ALONG AREA BEACHES TODAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK FROM CAPE
LOOKOUT NORTH...
...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED ADJACENT TO THE SOUTHERN
PAMLICO SOUND AND LOWER NEUSE RIVER INTO THURSDAY...

.The combination of easterly and southeasterly swell will produce
dangerous rip currents, strong shorebreak, and strong longshore
currents along area beaches through today. Building seas will
lead to high surf conditions for the beaches from Cape Lookout
north that will continue through the end of the week. The
persistent strong northeast winds will increase water levels over
the southern Pamlico Sound and lower Neuse River leading to minor
coastal flooding through Thursday.

NCZ203>205-190700-
/O.CON.KMHX.SU.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-190921T0000Z/
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0033.000000T0000Z-190919T0000Z/
Northern Outer Banks-Ocracoke Island-Hatteras Island-
252 PM EDT Wed Sep 18 2019

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT FRIDAY...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...High risk for dangerous rip currents, dangerous
  shorebreak, and strong longshore currents.

* LOCATIONS...Beaches along the Outer Banks.

* TIMING AND TIDES...The most likely time for strong rip
  currents to develop are a couple of hours before and after low
  tide, which will occur around 5 PM this afternoon.

* SURF HEIGHT...5 to 8 feet.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...The rough surf will lead to beach erosion
  with threat of localized ocean overwash during high tide.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.

If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don`t fight the current.
Swim in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the
current, swim back to shore. If tired, float or tread water until
out of the rip current. If unable to escape, face the shore and
call or wave for help.

Strong longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip
currents, piers, jetties and other hazardous areas. In many cases
the longshore current is strong enough to prevent swimmers from
being able to keep their feet on the bottom making it difficult
to return to shore.

&&

$$



Beach Hazards Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
252 PM EDT Wed Sep 18 2019

...DANGEROUS SHOREBREAK, STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND A HIGH
THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED ALONG AREA BEACHES TODAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK FROM CAPE
LOOKOUT NORTH...
...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING EXPECTED ADJACENT TO THE SOUTHERN
PAMLICO SOUND AND LOWER NEUSE RIVER INTO THURSDAY...

.The combination of easterly and southeasterly swell will produce
dangerous rip currents, strong shorebreak, and strong longshore
currents along area beaches through today. Building seas will
lead to high surf conditions for the beaches from Cape Lookout
north that will continue through the end of the week. The
persistent strong northeast winds will increase water levels over
the southern Pamlico Sound and lower Neuse River leading to minor
coastal flooding through Thursday.

NCZ203>205-190700-
/O.CON.KMHX.SU.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-190921T0000Z/
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0033.000000T0000Z-190919T0000Z/
Northern Outer Banks-Ocracoke Island-Hatteras Island-
252 PM EDT Wed Sep 18 2019

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT FRIDAY...
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...High risk for dangerous rip currents, dangerous
  shorebreak, and strong longshore currents.

* LOCATIONS...Beaches along the Outer Banks.

* TIMING AND TIDES...The most likely time for strong rip
  currents to develop are a couple of hours before and after low
  tide, which will occur around 5 PM this afternoon.

* SURF HEIGHT...5 to 8 feet.

* SHORELINE IMPACTS...The rough surf will lead to beach erosion
  with threat of localized ocean overwash during high tide.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.

If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don`t fight the current.
Swim in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the
current, swim back to shore. If tired, float or tread water until
out of the rip current. If unable to escape, face the shore and
call or wave for help.

Strong longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip
currents, piers, jetties and other hazardous areas. In many cases
the longshore current is strong enough to prevent swimmers from
being able to keep their feet on the bottom making it difficult
to return to shore.

&&

$$



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