Weather Alerts

High Surf Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Mainland Dare

CARTERET-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
403 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM EDT
MONDAY SOUTH OF OREGON INLET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM
EDT MONDAY.

* HAZARDS...A HIGH THREAT OF STRONG RIP CURRENT AND DANGEROUS
SHORE BREAK.

* OTHER HAZARDS...BEACH EROSION AND OCEAN OVER-WASH ESPECIALLY
DURING EACH HIGH TIDE THROUGH MONDAY.

* LOCATION...ALL BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS
IS A COUPLE OF HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE, WHICH WILL OCCUR
AROUND 5 PM SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...POWERFUL WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS WHICH COULD RESULT IN
INJURIES TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

* SURF HEIGHT...6 TO 9 FEET NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT AND 5 TO 8 FEET
SOUTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

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Coastal Flood Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Northumberland

WESTMORELAND-NORTHUMBERLAND-
511 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EDT SUNDAY...

* LOCATION...VIRGINIA NORTHERN NECK.

* TIMING...WITHIN A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF THE HIGH TIDE CYCLE EARLY
THIS EVENING...AND AGAIN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...SHALLOW FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN THE MOST
VULNERABLE LOCATIONS NEAR THE WATERFRONT AND SHORELINE RESULTING
IN A LOW THREAT OF PROPERTY DAMAGE. EXPECT AROUND ONE FOOT OF
INUNDATION IN LOW LYING, VULNERABLE AREAS. SOME ROADS AND LOW
LYING PROPERTY INCLUDING PARKING LOTS, PARKS AND LAWNS NEAR THE
WATERFRONT WILL EXPERIENCE SHALLOW FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS THAT ONSHORE WINDS...WAVE ACTION
AND/OR TIDES WILL COMBINE TO CREATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE
SHORE...AND NEAR TIDAL RIVERS AND CREEKS. BE PREPARED FOR THE
POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES AND MINOR FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. IF
TRAVEL IS NECESSARY...DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH WATER OF
UNKNOWN DEPTH.

&&

LEWISETTA VA
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 3.0 FT, MODERATE 3.5 FT, MAJOR 4.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.5 FT, MODERATE 2.0 FT, MAJOR 2.5 FT

TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD
FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
23/05 PM 3.0 1.5 1.3 1 MINOR
24/05 AM 3.0 1.5 1.4 1 MINOR
24/05 PM 3.0 1.5 1.3 1 MINOR
25/05 AM 2.7 1.2 1.2 1 NONE
25/06 PM 2.9 1.4 1.3 2 NONE
26/06 AM 2.9 1.4 1.4 1-2 NONE

DAHLGREN/COLONIAL BEACH VA
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 3.5 FT, MODERATE 4.0 FT, MAJOR 4.5 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.6 FT, MODERATE 2.1 FT, MAJOR 2.6 FT

TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD
FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
23/06 PM 3.3 1.4 1.4 1 NONE
24/07 AM 3.2 1.3 1.4 1 NONE
24/07 PM 3.2 1.3 1.3 1 NONE
25/08 AM 2.9 1.0 1.2 1 NONE
25/07 PM 3.1 1.2 1.3 1 NONE
26/08 AM 3.0 1.1 1.4 1 NONE

WINDMILL POINT VA
MLLW CATEGORIES - MINOR 3.0 FT, MODERATE 3.5 FT, MAJOR 4.0 FT
MHHW CATEGORIES - MINOR 1.6 FT, MODERATE 2.1 FT, MAJOR 2.6 FT

TOTAL TOTAL DEPARTURE
DAY/TIME TIDE TIDE FROM NORM WAVES FLOOD
FT MLLW FT MHHW FT FT IMPACT
-------- --------- --------- --------- ------- --------
24/02 AM 2.8 1.4 1.4 1 NONE
24/02 PM 2.8 1.4 1.3 1 NONE
25/03 AM 2.6 1.2 1.2 1 NONE
25/03 PM 2.8 1.4 1.3 2 NONE
26/03 AM 2.7 1.3 1.4 1-2 NONE

&&

TIME OF HIGH TOTAL TIDES ARE APPROXIMATE TO THE NEAREST HOUR.

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