December 6, 2014
coastal low pressure will develop off the North Carolina coast on
Sunday, drift to the south, and then re-intensify before it moves north
and northeast Monday into Monday night.
Coastal storm will bring nasty
weather Sunday into Tuesday
By IRENE NOLAN
Late on Saturday
afternoon, The National Weather Service in Newport, N.C., issued a wind
advisory for the Outer Banks, a gale warning for coastal waters, a high
surf advisory, and a coastal flood advisory .
The highest winds
will be Sunday morning into Monday morning from the north at 25 to 35
mph with gusts up to 50. The northerly winds will be turn to the
northeast Sunday night into Monday at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45.
coastal flood advisory is for the southern Pamlico Sound and the ocean
north of Cape Hatteras, where seas will peak at 10 to 16 feet Sunday
and Sunday night.
Ocean overwash and minor beach erosion
are possible on northern Hatteras, where tides will run up to 4 feet
above normal. The northerly winds on Sunday could cause minor soundside
flooding, mostly on the southern Pamlico, with water level 2 to 3 feet
Winds and seas will peak late Sunday into Sunday night at 10 to 16 feet north of Ocracoke.
However, ocean overwash could extend into Tuesday morning on Hatteras Island with continued onshore flow and rough surf.
High tide on Sunday is around 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and at about 9 on Monday morning.
will also accompany the passage of the low with a 100 percent chance
tonight, 30 percent Sunday, 50 percent Sunday night, and 60 percent on
For the latest updates, go to the local National Weather Service website at http://www.weather.gov/mhx/.