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Coastal Flood and High Surf Advisories Set in Advance of Post Tropical Cyclone Nestor’s Arrival

Post Date:10/19/2019 7:21 PM

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued coastal flood and high surf advisories as post tropical cyclone Nestor approaches Eastern North Carolina.  A high wind advisory remains in place. 

As the remnants of Nester move across Eastern North Carolina Sunday, Gale Force southeast to south winds in the morning will veer to northwest to north around 30 mph in the afternoon, continuing through Sunday night. The strong winds will produce rough surf of 5 to 7 feet, dangerous rip currents, strong longshore currents, minor beach erosion, and minor soundside flooding from late tonight into early Sunday. Dangerous rip currents and high surf will be a threat at all area beaches throughout Sunday.  Soundside flooding is forecast to occur with inundation of 1 to 2 feet above ground level possible.

For those in areas that experience inundation, take action now to protect property.  Motorist should proceed with extreme caution during storm conditions and never drive into floodwaters. For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.

Please continue to monitor updated weather conditions from the National Weather Service at  www.weather.gov/mhx.  

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