March 3, 2018


Coastal Flood Warning Extended to 5 p.m. Sunday
in Latest National Weather Service Briefing


High winds and possible coastal flooding remained in the forecast for Saturday in the 7:30 a.m. briefing from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City Office.

Moderate to significant coastal flooding of 2 to 4 feet above ground is forecast, with both soundside and oceanside flooding likely today through Monday.

Winds will continue to remain high, with maximum wind gusts up to 45 mph, but will start to taper off by Monday. The High Wind Warning issued for coastal areas of the Outer Banks has been changed to a Wind Advisory through Sunday afternoon/evening, and all Storm Warnings have been changed to Gale Warnings for the coastal waters. Peak seas of 20 ft. continue to be forecast for the duration of the storm.

Soundside flooding was reported in every village on Friday, with some stretches of N.C. Highway 12 virtually impassable. The sound waters have since receded in many areas, but oceanside flooding becomes a greater concern through the rest of the weekend.

Due to the high winds, all ferry departures from Ocracoke, Cedar Island, and Swan Quarter have been canceled until further notice due to the severe wind conditions.

Dare County Emergency Management advises residents and visitors to use caution since many roads and neighborhoods will continue to experience flooding, particularly during periods of high tide. The next high tide is around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather forecast information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.


Related Articles:

Water Level Rise up to 4 Feet Above Ground Forecast in Latest Weather Briefing
All Hatteras Island Villages Report Soundside Flooding with Onset of Storm...WITH VIDEO
Soundside Flooding Reported Throughout Hatteras Island
Coastal Flood and High Winds Watch Upgraded to Warning in Thursday Afternoon NWS Update

Gale Warning, High Wind Watch, and Coastal Flood Watch in Effect for Weekend
Coast Guard Urges Mariners to Exercise Caution as Storm System Passes Mid-Atlantic Region
Wind Gusts up to 60 mph and Coastal Flooding Possible Starting Late Thursday Night
Strong Winds and Rough Seas Expected Over the Weekend



comments powered by Disqus