Newport, NC

9:38 AM EDT on August 29, 2015 (GMT -0400)
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Location: Newport, NC
Elevation: 19 ft
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Elev 19 ft 34.79 °N, 76.86 °W | Updated 59 days ago

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Pressure 30.17 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 5000 ft
Dew Point 68 °F
Humidity 70%
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UV 2 out of 12
Pollen 7.90 out of 12
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METAR KNKT 291254Z 03013KT 10SM FEW050 24/20 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP217 T02440200
Pressure 30.17 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 5000 ft
Dew Point 68 °F
Humidity 70%
Rainfall in
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UV 2 out of 12
Pollen 7.90 out of 12
Air Quality Not available.
Flu Activity Not available.
METAR KNKT 291254Z 03013KT 10SM FEW050 24/20 A3018 RMK AO2 SLP217 T02440200
Erika has become very unorganized in the face of strong wind shear in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The storm will pass directly over mountainous Hispaniola today, likely weakening it further. If the storm remains intact, it could reach an area favorable for strengthening before moving onto Florida by early next week. Follow the live blog

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Beach Hazard Statement
Statement as of 4:29 AM EDT on August 29, 2015

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through this
evening...

* hazards... high risk of rip currents.

* Location... along the beaches north of Cape Lookout.

* Timing and tides... the most likely time for strong rip currents
is a few hours either side of low tide... which occurs around 1
PM this afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards and the beach
patrol. Pay attention to flags and posted signs posted near beach
access points and lifeguard stations.

If you become caught in a rip current... do not panic. Remain calm
and begin to swim parallel to shore. Once you are away from the
force of the rip current... begin to swim back to the beach. Do
not attempt to swim directly against a rip current... since it can
exhaust and even kill the strongest swimmer.