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Coastal Flood Watch:

Issued at: 3:51 PM EST on February 5, 2016, expires at: 4:00 AM EST on February 08, 2016
  • ...Coastal Flood Watch in effect from Sunday morning through late Sunday night... The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued a coastal Flood Watch...which is in effect from Sunday morning through late Sunday night.
  • Location...areas adjacent to the southern and eastern portion of the Pamlico Sound. Ocean side locations from Cape Hatteras north.
  • Coastal flooding...water levels 3 to 5 feet above normal possible for areas adjacent to the Pamlico Sound. For the beaches water levels will be 2 to 4 feet above normal...mainly from Cape Hatteras north.
  • Timing...late Sunday morning through late Sunday night.
  • Impacts...ocean overwash with beach erosion will be possible along Highway 12 from Cape Hatteras north to Kitty Hawk and Duck. Moderate sound side flooding could also impact roads and properties for areas near the southern and eastern Pamlico Sound. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop. Coastal residents should be alert for later statements or warnings...and take action to protect property.

High Wind Watch:

Issued at: 3:47 PM EST on February 5, 2016, expires at: 4:00 AM EST on February 08, 2016
  • ...High wind watch in effect from Sunday morning through late Sunday night... The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued a high wind watch...which is in effect from Sunday morning through late Sunday night.
  • Winds...north to northwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
  • Timing...Sunday and Sunday night.
  • Impacts...gusty winds may blow around loose objects and create adverse driving conditions for high profile vehicles. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph...or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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