Coastal Storm Update

Scott Sherrill - Friday, September 25, 2015

Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please see the attached and below from the National Weather Service regarding the coastal storm in the area through the weekend…The Town is and will be monitoring roadway conditions throughout the event.

Thank you,

Scott Sherrill, Town Clerk/Planning Administrator
Town of Pine Knoll Shores
100 Municipal Circle
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
252-247-4353, ext 11

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Subject: FW: Coastal Storm to Impact Eastern NC through the weekend

All, attached is the latest weather update on the coastal storm from the NWS.


From: Casey Dail - NOAA Federal
Date: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 6:00 AM
To: nws er mhx pppres
Subject: Coastal Storm to Impact Eastern NC through the weekend

Good morning,

Moderate to strong east/northeast flow will persist into the weekend, resulting in several impacts across Eastern NC. At this time, we expect the worst impacts to be felt around the times of high tide Saturday evening and early Sunday morning along the oceanside portions the Outer Banks, north of Cape Hatteras.

Through the weekend, we will be in a period of above normal astronomical tides resulting in the potential for at least minor coastal flooding along the Outer Banks north of Hatteras and possibly over the southern Pamlico Sound region (Cedar Island, Adams and Club Foot Creeks). Other impacts include dangerous rip currents, continued beach erosion and dangerous shore break.

High Surf and Coastal Flood Advisories remain in effect for Outer Banks Dare County, mainly for areas north of Cape Hatteras through Sunday evening for minor ocean overwash and dune erosion north of Hatteras. Strong easterly winds are expected to develop Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. Gale force winds are possible across the waters Saturday afternoon and evening, mainly north of Ocracoke, with wind gusts 40-45 mph along the Outer Banks. Seas will build to 8-13 feet north of Ocracoke, and 4-9 feet south.

Widespread showers are expected today and Saturday, with locally heavy rainfall and localized flooding possible.

The National Weather Service will be monitoring this situation closely and will be providing updates when additional information becomes available. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Casey Dail
NWS Newport/Morehead City NC