Outer Banks Dare

 Coastal Flood Warning  Statement as of 4:08 am EDT on October 4, 2015

... Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT

* hazards... moderate dune erosion and ocean overwash... mainly
north of Cape Hatteras. Rough surf and high threat of rip
currents through Monday. More significant erosion and overwash
likely this afternoon into Monday as an extended period of
gales develop.

* Coastal flooding... water levels 2 to 4 feet above normal
expected at times of high tide... which will occur around 130
PM this afternoon and again around 145 am tonight.

* Surf height... 8 to 12 feet.

* Timing and tides... the most likely time for strong rip
currents is a few hours either side of low tide. Low tide will
occur around 7 am this morning and again around 730 PM tonight.

* Impacts... ocean overwash may produce some water on Highway 12.
Large breaking waves will be dangerous to anyone who enters
the surf. Moderate dune and beach erosion expected...
especially north of Cape Hatteras.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or
imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert
for rising water... and take appropriate action to protect life
and property.

 Wind Advisory  Statement as of 4:05 am EDT on October 4, 2015

... Wind Advisory in effect from 8 am this morning to midnight EDT
Monday night...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a Wind Advisory... which is in effect from 8 am this morning to
midnight EDT Monday night.

* Winds... northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Timing... today through Monday evening.

* Impacts... a few downed trees... power lines... and isolated power
outages are possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph or
gusts in excess of 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can
make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles.
Use extra caution.


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