remained a strong tropical storm on Tuesday morning, and is forecast to
strengthen into a hurricane later in the day. However, the storm will
also begin to slowly move northeast today, followed by a more
substantial acceleration on Wednesday.
to the persistent wind and swell from the storm, rough surf and
dangerous rip currents will continue along the beaches again today and
through most of this week.
north-northeast winds at 15-25 mph with higher gusts along the coast
today are forecast, as well as rough surf and a dangerous rip current
threat which will continue for the next few days.
Banks Water Rescue also issued an alert for visitors south of the
Rodanthe Pier, as decking from a home near Ocean Drive in Rodanthe is
falling into the ocean and adding to the beach hazards. The
Chicamacomico Banks Water Rescue advises visitors in the area to be on
the lookout for floating debris in the pounding shore break.
Road conditions on N.C. Highway 12 remained unaffected by Tropical Storm Chris as of Tuesday morning.
of 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Chris was located about 200 miles south-southeast
of Cape Hatteras, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Chris was
moving northeast at 2 mph, however, it is expected that Chris will
speed up towards the northeast as the day progresses.
For more info, 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/.
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