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Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:34 PM EDT Sep. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Coastal flood advisory in effect until 11 am EDT Wednesday...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 am EDT
Wednesday...
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Wednesday
evening...
... Coastal Flood Warning is cancelled...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect until 11 am EDT
Wednesday. The coastal Flood Warning has been cancelled.

* Hazards... a high threat of strong rip current and dangerous
shore break. Ocean overwash with coastal flooding 1 to 2 feet
above ground level, especially north of Cape Hatteras. Very
rough surf with minor to moderate beach erosion. There is also
the potential for minor sound side flooding up to 1 foot above
ground tonight.

* Location... rip currents, all area beaches. Most significant
coastal flooding and overwash will be from Cape Hatteras north.

* Potential impacts... Highway 12 from Cape Hatteras north may be
flooded and impassable around the 8 am Wednesday high tide, with
beach and dune erosion as well.

* Tidal departure... 1 to 2 feet above normal.

* Surf height... 6 to 10 feet, subsiding to 4 to 7 feet Wednesday.

* 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 2 PM Wednesday.


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.

A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

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.








Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 10:34 PM EDT Sep. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Coastal flood advisory in effect until 11 am EDT Wednesday...
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 am EDT
Wednesday...
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Wednesday
evening...
... Coastal Flood Warning is cancelled...

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued
a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect until 11 am EDT
Wednesday. The coastal Flood Warning has been cancelled.

* Hazards... a high threat of strong rip current and dangerous
shore break. Ocean overwash with coastal flooding 1 to 2 feet
above ground level, especially north of Cape Hatteras. Very
rough surf with minor to moderate beach erosion. There is also
the potential for minor sound side flooding up to 1 foot above
ground tonight.

* Location... rip currents, all area beaches. Most significant
coastal flooding and overwash will be from Cape Hatteras north.

* Potential impacts... Highway 12 from Cape Hatteras north may be
flooded and impassable around the 8 am Wednesday high tide, with
beach and dune erosion as well.

* Tidal departure... 1 to 2 feet above normal.

* Surf height... 6 to 10 feet, subsiding to 4 to 7 feet Wednesday.

* 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 2 PM Wednesday.


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.

A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides
will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.

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.