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Expect High Winds, Rough Seas, Possible Coastal Flooding

3 Oct 2022
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This just in from Dare County Emergency Management:
Dare County Sheriff's Office
Public Service Announcement
October 3, 2022
6:40 am
Developing low pressure off the Mid-Atlantic is forecast to move slowly over the next 36-48 hours today and produce strong winds, large seas, dangerous shore break, rip currents and coastal flooding across eastern NC early this week. These conditions are expected to persist into Wednesday though the strongest winds are expected to diminish late tonight.
The storm surge guidance is forecasting moderate to major ocean side flooding along the Outer Banks north of Cape Hatteras today and Tuesday with minor flooding on Wednesday. This guidance is also forecasting widespread minor to locally moderate soundside flooding adjacent to the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. The next full briefing is planned for Tuesday morning though one could be issued early this evening if there are any major changes to the forecast.
Drew Pearson, CEM
Director
Dare County Emergency Management