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Beach Hazards Statement issued October 20 at 2:50PM EDT until October 20 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Newport/Morehead City NC Read More...
Description: ...STRONG LOW PRESSURE BRINGS DANGEROUS SURF, MINOR BEACH EROSION AND MINOR OCEAN AND SOUNDSIDE FLOODING... .Strong low pressure will continue to impact the area today. Strong southerly winds this morning will become northwest to northerly this afternoon. The strong winds will produce rough surf of 6 to 8 feet, dangerous rip currents, strong longshore currents, minor beach erosion, and minor soundside flooding through this evening. The soundside flooding is forecast to occur in areas along the Outer Banks, mainly north of Cape Hatteras adjacent to the Pamlico Sound where inundation of 1 to 2 feet above ground level will possible. The rough surf of 6 to 8 feet will result in minor beach erosion along south facing beaches south of Cape Hatteras this morning and afternoon, and along the east facing beaches north of Cape Hatteras this afternoon and early evening. The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has cancelled the Coastal Flood Advisory. * LOCATIONS...The threat of soundside flooding adjacent to the Pamlico Sound north of Cape Hatteras has diminished. Minor beach erosion, dangerous rip currents and strong longshore currents will remain a threat along all area beaches. * TIMING...Until 8 PM EDT this evening. * SURF HEIGHT...Up to 4 to 6 feet north of Cape Hatteras and up to 6 to 8 feet south of Cape Hatteras. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...Minor beach erosion, rough surf, dangerous rip currents, and strong longshore currents.

Instruction: 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. Shore break occurs when waves break directly on the beach. The most common injuries with strong shore break are neck and back injuries, which most often occur when the powerful surf throws a swimmer or surfer head first into the bottom. It is extremely important to protect your head and neck whenever you are in breaking waves by keeping your hands in front of you at all times. 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.

Local Report

Last Update: October 20, 2019
Time: 7:07 am
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Morning y’all! Gonna be a nasty day on the outer banks today. This morning the ocean is starting to show signs of life with surf into the waist high zone but expect an increase as this storm moves over through the day. Prepare for lots of wind and rain.

Surf Break
SwellNE, E & SE
WindNW, W, SW
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