Mainland Dare County, North Carolina
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Coastal Flood Warning
NCZ103-104-070900-
/O.UPG.KMHX.CF.A.0002.160207T1400Z-160208T0900Z/
/O.NEW.KMHX.CF.W.0002.160207T1500Z-160208T2100Z/
OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
255 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 4 PM EST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED
A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO
4 PM EST MONDAY. THE COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATION...AREAS ADJACENT TO THE PAMLICO SOUND FROM THE VICINITY
OF COLLINGTON HARBOR SOUTH THROUGH OCRACOKE. OCEAN SIDE
LOCATIONS FROM CAPE HATTERAS NORTH.

* COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVEL RISES OF 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE NORMAL
ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOUND SIDE LOCATIONS. FOR THE BEACHES WATER
LEVEL RISES WILL BE 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE NORMAL IN A COMBINATION OF
STORM SURGE AND WAVE RUNUP...ESPECIALLY FROM CAPE HATTERAS
NORTH. THERE WILL ALSO BE LARGE BATTERING WAVES RESULTING IN
SIGNIFICANT EROSION AND SOME OVERWASH AND INUNDATION.

* TIMING...LATE SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE MONDAY. IMPACTS OCEAN
SIDE WILL PEAK WITH THE HIGH TIDE CYCLE MONDAY MORNING INTO
EARLY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT EROSION...OCEAN OVERWASH...AND INUNDATION
WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG THE ENTIRE OUTER BANKS FROM CAPE HATTERAS
NORTHWARD. VULNERABLE STRUCTURES IN THE SURF ZONE COULD SUSTAIN
DAMAGE FROM THE LARGE BREAKING WAVES. HIGHWAY 12 WILL LIKELY
BECOME INUNDATED AND POTENTIALLY IMPASSABLE IN TYPICALLY PRONE
LOCATIONS FROM BOTH OCEAN AND SOUND SIDE FLOODING. MODERATE
SOUND SIDE FLOODING COULD ALSO IMPACT ROADS AND PROPERTIES
ADJACENT TO THE PAMLICO SOUND AND ITS TIDAL CREEKS. PORTIONS OF
BUXTON...FRISCO...HATTERAS VILLAGE...AND OCRACOKE VILLAGE COULD
SEE 1 TO 3 FEET OF INUNDATION ABOVE GROUND IN SPOTS.

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.

&&

$$
High Wind Warning
NCZ095-103-104-071115-
/O.CON.KMHX.HW.W.0001.160207T1400Z-160208T0900Z/
CARTERET-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOREHEAD CITY...BEAUFORT...NEWPORT...
ATLANTIC BEACH...EMERALD ISLE...KITTY HAWK...NAGS HEAD...MANTEO...
RODANTHE...BUXTON...HATTERAS VILLAGE...OCRACOKE
612 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SUNDAY TO 4 AM
EST MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING...SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE
SATURATED SOILS FROM RECENT RAINFALL MAKING TREES MORE
SUSCEPTIBLE TO FALLING. STRONG WINDS WILL BLOW AROUND LOOSE
OBJECTS AND CREATE ADVERSE DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
NCZ046-047-080-081-092>094-098-071115-
/O.CON.KMHX.WI.Y.0005.160207T1400Z-160208T0900Z/
TYRRELL-MAINLAND DARE-BEAUFORT-MAINLAND HYDE-JONES-CRAVEN-PAMLICO-
ONSLOW-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COLUMBIA...GUM NECK...MANNS HARBOR...
STUMPY POINT...EAST LAKE...WASHINGTON...CHOCOWINITY...BELHAVEN...
BATH...AURORA...ENGELHARD...FAIRFIELD...PONZER...SCRANTON...
SWANQUARTER...MAYSVILLE...POLLOCKSVILLE...TRENTON...NEW BERN...
HAVELOCK...VANCEBORO...COVE CITY...ORIENTAL...BAYBORO...
ARAPAHOE...VANDEMERE...JACKSONVILLE...RICHLANDS...SWANSBORO...
NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH
612 PM EST SAT FEB 6 2016

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM SUNDAY TO 4 AM EST
MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS MAY BLOW AROUND LOOSE OBJECTS AND CREATE
ADVERSE DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

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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