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2:32 PM EDT on August 29, 2016 (GMT -0400)
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Issued: 12:00 PM EDT Aug. 29, 2016 – National Weather Service

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**depression continuing northwestward**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 180 miles southeast of Buxton NC or about 210 miles
      east-southeast of Morehead City NC
    - 33.2n 73.5w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 180 miles southeast of Cape
Hatteras, is moving northwest towards the North Carolina coast. A
decrease in forward speed is expected this afternoon with a slow northwestward
motion into Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone
will pass offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks late Tuesday and
Tuesday night. At this time, Tropical Depression Eight is forecast to
become a tropical storm tonight.

The primary impact will be heavy rain and the threat for localized
minor flooding, mainly along the Outer Banks. Rainfall amounts of 1 to
3 inches are expected with locally higher amounts of up to 5 inches
possible.

Tropical storm force winds will be possible along the coast, mainly
from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. These winds could lead to some
downed trees as well as minor damage to porches, awnings,
carports, and sheds. Widely scattered power outages are possible.

Minor storm surge flooding is possible with water levels 1 foot
above ground level or less. This would mainly be over the areas adjacent to
the southern Pamlico Sound and beaches north of Cape Lookout.
There could be some minor erosion from the elevated water levels
combined with wave run up along area beaches.

Beachgoers should be aware of a very high risk of rip currents for
the next several days.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding
having possible limited impacts across the Outer Banks and
downeast Carteret County. Potential impacts include: -
localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. -
Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
and overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few
structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places
where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying
spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and
retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some
brief Road and bridge closures.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time
across eastern North Carolina.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, in a valley or canyon, or near an already swollen
river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Newport/Morehead City NC around 6 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



1200 PM EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**depression continuing northwestward**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 180 miles southeast of Buxton NC or about 210 miles
      east-southeast of Morehead City NC
    - 33.2n 73.5w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 180 miles southeast of Cape
Hatteras, is moving northwest towards the North Carolina coast. A
decrease in forward speed is expected this afternoon with a slow northwestward
motion into Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone
will pass offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks late Tuesday and
Tuesday night. At this time, Tropical Depression Eight is forecast to
become a tropical storm tonight.

The primary impact will be heavy rain and the threat for localized
minor flooding, mainly along the Outer Banks. Rainfall amounts of 1 to
3 inches are expected with locally higher amounts of up to 5 inches
possible.

Tropical storm force winds will be possible along the coast, mainly
from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. These winds could lead to some
downed trees as well as minor damage to porches, awnings,
carports, and sheds. Widely scattered power outages are possible.

Minor storm surge flooding is possible with water levels 1 foot
above ground level or less. This would mainly be over the areas adjacent to
the southern Pamlico Sound and beaches north of Cape Lookout.
There could be some minor erosion from the elevated water levels
combined with wave run up along area beaches.

Beachgoers should be aware of a very high risk of rip currents for
the next several days.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding
having possible limited impacts across the Outer Banks and
downeast Carteret County. Potential impacts include: -
localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. -
Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
and overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few
structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places
where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying
spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and
retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some
brief Road and bridge closures.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time
across eastern North Carolina.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, in a valley or canyon, or near an already swollen
river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Newport/Morehead City NC around 6 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.


1200 PM EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**depression continuing northwestward**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 180 miles southeast of Buxton NC or about 210 miles
      east-southeast of Morehead City NC
    - 33.2n 73.5w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 180 miles southeast of Cape
Hatteras, is moving northwest towards the North Carolina coast. A
decrease in forward speed is expected this afternoon with a slow northwestward
motion into Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone
will pass offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks late Tuesday and
Tuesday night. At this time, Tropical Depression Eight is forecast to
become a tropical storm tonight.

The primary impact will be heavy rain and the threat for localized
minor flooding, mainly along the Outer Banks. Rainfall amounts of 1 to
3 inches are expected with locally higher amounts of up to 5 inches
possible.

Tropical storm force winds will be possible along the coast, mainly
from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. These winds could lead to some
downed trees as well as minor damage to porches, awnings,
carports, and sheds. Widely scattered power outages are possible.

Minor storm surge flooding is possible with water levels 1 foot
above ground level or less. This would mainly be over the areas adjacent to
the southern Pamlico Sound and beaches north of Cape Lookout.
There could be some minor erosion from the elevated water levels
combined with wave run up along area beaches.

Beachgoers should be aware of a very high risk of rip currents for
the next several days.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding
having possible limited impacts across the Outer Banks and
downeast Carteret County. Potential impacts include: -
localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. -
Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
and overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few
structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places
where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying
spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and
retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some
brief Road and bridge closures.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time
across eastern North Carolina.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, in a valley or canyon, or near an already swollen
river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Newport/Morehead City NC around 6 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.



1200 PM EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**depression continuing northwestward**

New information
---------------

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a tropical storm watch remains in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 180 miles southeast of Buxton NC or about 210 miles
      east-southeast of Morehead City NC
    - 33.2n 73.5w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement northwest or 310 degrees at 7 mph

Situation overview
------------------

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 180 miles southeast of Cape
Hatteras, is moving northwest towards the North Carolina coast. A
decrease in forward speed is expected this afternoon with a slow northwestward
motion into Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone
will pass offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks late Tuesday and
Tuesday night. At this time, Tropical Depression Eight is forecast to
become a tropical storm tonight.

The primary impact will be heavy rain and the threat for localized
minor flooding, mainly along the Outer Banks. Rainfall amounts of 1 to
3 inches are expected with locally higher amounts of up to 5 inches
possible.

Tropical storm force winds will be possible along the coast, mainly
from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. These winds could lead to some
downed trees as well as minor damage to porches, awnings,
carports, and sheds. Widely scattered power outages are possible.

Minor storm surge flooding is possible with water levels 1 foot
above ground level or less. This would mainly be over the areas adjacent to
the southern Pamlico Sound and beaches north of Cape Lookout.
There could be some minor erosion from the elevated water levels
combined with wave run up along area beaches.

Beachgoers should be aware of a very high risk of rip currents for
the next several days.

Potential impacts
-----------------

* wind:
prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across
the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
      to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
      experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
      homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
      objects become dangerous projectiles.
    - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
      numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
      fences and roadway signs blown over.
    - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
      or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
      routes impassable.
    - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
      in areas with above ground lines.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Surge:
prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts
across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County.
Potential impacts in this area include:
    - localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along
      immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas
      farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
    - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become overspread
      with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous in places where
      surge water covers the Road.
    - Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly
      in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
    - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks,
      and piers. A few small craft broken away from moorings.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Flooding rain: prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding
having possible limited impacts across the Outer Banks and
downeast Carteret County. Potential impacts include: -
localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. -
Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.
Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen
and overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few
structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places
where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying
spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and
retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some
brief Road and bridge closures.

Elsewhere across eastern North Carolina, little to no impact is
anticipated.

* Tornadoes:
little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time
across eastern North Carolina.

Precautionary/preparedness actions
----------------------------------

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to check your emergency plan and take necessary
actions to secure your home or business. Deliberate efforts should be
underway to protect life and property. Ensure that your emergency
supplies kit is stocked and ready.

When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the
exact forecast track as there are inherent forecast uncertainties
which must be taken into account.

If you live in a place that is particularly vulnerable to high wind,
such as a Mobile home, an upper floor of a high rise building, or on
a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. Take enough supplies for you
and your family for several days.

If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as
near the ocean or a large Inland Lake, in a low lying or poor
drainage area, in a valley or canyon, or near an already swollen
river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground

Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with any orders
that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives
of others.

When securing your property, outside preparations should be conducted
as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of
strong gusty winds and heavy rain can cause certain preparedness
activities to become unsafe.

Be sure to let friends and other family members know of your
intentions and whereabouts for surviving the storm. For emergency
purposes, have someone located away from the threatened area serve as
your Point of contact. Share vital contact information with others.
Keep cell phones handy and well charged.

Be a good samaritan and check on those who may not be fully aware of
the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations.

Visitors to the area should become familiar with nearby surroundings.
If you are a visitor, know the name of the County or Parish in which
you are located and where it is relative to current watches and
warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their
onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially
pertaining to area visitors.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the
forecast.

* Additional sources of information:
- for information on appropriate preparations see ready.Gov
- for information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.Org
- for additional disaster preparedness information see Redcross.Org

Next update
-----------

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Newport/Morehead City NC around 6 PM EDT, or sooner if
conditions warrant.