No major changes in NWS Thursday evening update; Residents advised to have multiple ways of receiving alerts

There were no major changes to the forecast for Hatteras and Ocracoke islands in the Thursday evening update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office. However, with numerous tornadoes and flash flooding incidents already reported in the southern regions of North Carolina, residents are encouraged to have multiple ways to receive warnings […]

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Storm surge threat increases to 4 to 7 feet above ground in Thursday morning update

The Thursday morning briefing from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office included an increase in expected storm surge, with 4-6 feet above ground storm surge now forecast. Water levels will rise very rapidly on the sounds, and particularly for the soundside Outer Banks region, as the storm passes. Storm surge inundation […]

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NWS Wednesday afternoon update calls for 3-6 feet of storm surge; wind gusts up to 120 mph

The Wednesday afternoon briefing from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office includes a slight increase in expected storm surge, with 3-6 feet above ground storm surge now forecast. Storm surge inundation could begin as early as Thursday, and the public can keep track of estimates for specific villages and neighborhoods via […]

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Confidence high that Dorian will impact the Outer Banks; Mandatory evacuation starts today for visitors

Confidence continues to remain high that Dorian will have impacts on the Outer Banks which could occur as early as Wednesday evening, per a Tuesday morning update from the National Weather Service (NWS) Newport / Morehead City office. A mandatory evacuation for Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island visitors is in effect beginning Tuesday, and a […]

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