Coastal flooding possible on Saturday; High winds, thunderstorms expected Friday night

Severe weather is expected from Friday night into Saturday, with damaging winds, thunderstorms, and the potential for soundside flooding and ocean overwash, per a Friday morning briefing from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City Office. Minor soundside flooding is expected for the Outer Banks, with the highest water levels north of Avon to […]

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Hatteras Village Christmas Unparade has been canceled for 2020

Though Hatteras Village Christmas Parade organizers were hopeful for a safe celebration via a holiday “unparade” for 2020, organizers announced that due to the rapidly rising number of COVID-19 cases in Dare County, the Hatteras Village Christmas Unparade will be canceled. “We wanted to make sure we were making the right decisions to keep everyone […]

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Severe weather forecast for Friday night & Saturday, including possible coastal flooding

Severe weather is possible from Friday night into Saturday, with damaging winds and the potential for coastal flooding and an isolated tornado, per a Thursday evening briefing from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City Office. Damaging wind gusts and the potential for isolated tornadoes are the primary threats in the weekend forecast. Thunderstorm […]

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N.C. Highway 12 reopens on Ocracoke Island; Additional closures possible with Monday night’s high tide

Per a 3:00 p.m. update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), N.C. Highway 12 on Ocracoke Island has reopened to traffic in between the Hatteras Ferry Terminal and the NPS Pony Pens, with sand and water on the roadway. Per NCDOT, it is possible that the road will need to be closed again at […]

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Fair Haven UMC Hosting Christmas Tree Fundraiser in Rodanthe

The Fair Haven United Methodist Church (UMC) in Rodanthe recently received a hefty delivery of Christmas trees which are available for sale to the public via a community fundraiser. “We have about 70 trees, [which] were cut Saturday in Pennsylvania, and brought here yesterday,” stated Pastor Tim Fitch. “Most [are] 6-10 feet and very full!” […]

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Coastal flooding, beach erosion, and high winds forecast with Monday’s severe weather

Severe weather forecast for Sunday night and Monday could lead to minor beach erosion, rough surf, and potential coastal flooding, per a Sunday morning briefing from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City Office. Strong southerly winds with gusts up to 45-50 mph could result in coastal flooding on Monday, particularly for the […]

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