Ocracoke, NC

6:02 PM EDT on August 30, 2016 (GMT -0400)
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Elev 16 ft 35.11 °N, 75.97 °W | Updated 15 minutes ago

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METAR KHSE 302151Z AUTO 09006KT 10SM SCT017 BKN022 BKN030 28/24 A2997 RMK AO2 RAB15E29 SLP148 P0000 T02780244 TSNO
Pressure 29.97 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 1700 ft
Mostly Cloudy 2200 ft
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Heat Index 100 °F
Dew Point 77 °F
Humidity 79%
Rainfall 0.15 in
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6:35 AM 7:32 PM
Waning Crescent, 2% visible
METAR KHSE 302151Z AUTO 09006KT 10SM SCT017 BKN022 BKN030 28/24 A2997 RMK AO2 RAB15E29 SLP148 P0000 T02780244 TSNO

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Hurricane Statement
Issued: 5:22 PM EDT Aug. 30, 2016 – National Weather Service

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**tropical depression eight slowly moving north northeast this
afternoon**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 70 miles south-southeast of Buxton NC
    - 34.4n 75.1w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 20 degrees at 5 mph

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

* situation overview ------------------

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 70 miles south southeast of
Cape Hatteras, is moving toward the north-northeast near 5 mph. On
the forecast track, the center of the depression will stay well
offshore of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The primary impact will be localized heavy rain with minor
flooding, mainly along the coast. Rainfall amounts up to 1 inch
is expected on the coast with locally higher amounts.

Sustained winds are expected to remain below tropical storm force,
though localized tropical storm force winds will be possible
along the coast, mainly from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. These
winds could lead to some downed tree limbs.

Storm surge flooding is not expected.

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

* wind: protect against hazardous wind having possible limited
impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret. Potential
impacts in this area include:
    - unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - A few large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where
      trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
      over. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other
      elevated roadways.

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

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may occur.
    - Minor flooding will be possible at places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs, such as 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.

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

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

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

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to 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 as conditions warrant.


522 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**tropical depression eight slowly moving north northeast this
afternoon**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 70 miles south-southeast of Buxton NC
    - 34.4n 75.1w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north-northeast or 20 degrees at 5 mph

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

* situation overview ------------------

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 70 miles south southeast of
Cape Hatteras, is moving toward the north-northeast near 5 mph. On
the forecast track, the center of the depression will stay well
offshore of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The primary impact will be localized heavy rain with minor
flooding, mainly along the coast. Rainfall amounts up to 1 inch
is expected on the coast with locally higher amounts.

Sustained winds are expected to remain below tropical storm force,
though localized tropical storm force winds will be possible
along the coast, mainly from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet. These
winds could lead to some downed tree limbs.

Storm surge flooding is not expected.

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

* wind: protect against hazardous wind having possible limited
impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret. Potential
impacts in this area include:
    - unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
    - A few large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
      uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where
      trees are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
      over. Hazardous driving conditions on bridges and other
      elevated roadways.

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

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may occur.
    - Minor flooding will be possible at places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs, such as 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.

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

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

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

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to 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 as conditions warrant.


1204 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**tropical depression eight slowly approaching the North Carolina
coast this afternoon**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 70 miles south of Buxton NC or about 70 miles
      south-southeast of Ocracoke NC
    - 34.2n 75.3w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north-northwest or 335 degrees at 5 mph

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

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 70 miles south of Cape
Hatteras, is moving toward the north-northwest near 5 mph. A turn
toward the north is expected later today, and a turn toward the
northeast is forecast on Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center
of the depression will be near the Outer Banks of North Carolina this
afternoon or this evening.

The primary impact will be heavy rain and the threat for localized
minor flooding, mainly along the coast. Rainfall amounts of 1 to
2 inches are expected on the coast 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 and isolated power outages.

Minor storm surge flooding is possible with water levels rises of a
foot or less above normal resulting in inundation above ground level
of less than a foot. This would mainly be over the areas adjacent to
the southern and eastern Pamlico Sound and beaches from Cape Lookout
to Oregon Inlet.

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

* wind:
protect against 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.
    - Isolated 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:
protect against 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.
    - Minor beach erosion. Strong rip currents and rough shore break are likely.


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

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may occur.
    - Minor flooding will be possible at places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs, such as 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 impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern North Carolina.

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

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to 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.



1204 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**tropical depression eight slowly approaching the North Carolina
coast this afternoon**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 70 miles south of Buxton NC or about 70 miles
      south-southeast of Ocracoke NC
    - 34.2n 75.3w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north-northwest or 335 degrees at 5 mph

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

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 70 miles south of Cape
Hatteras, is moving toward the north-northwest near 5 mph. A turn
toward the north is expected later today, and a turn toward the
northeast is forecast on Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center
of the depression will be near the Outer Banks of North Carolina this
afternoon or this evening.

The primary impact will be heavy rain and the threat for localized
minor flooding, mainly along the coast. Rainfall amounts of 1 to
2 inches are expected on the coast 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 and isolated power outages.

Minor storm surge flooding is possible with water levels rises of a
foot or less above normal resulting in inundation above ground level
of less than a foot. This would mainly be over the areas adjacent to
the southern and eastern Pamlico Sound and beaches from Cape Lookout
to Oregon Inlet.

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

* wind:
protect against 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.
    - Isolated 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:
protect against 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.
    - Minor beach erosion. Strong rip currents and rough shore break are likely.


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

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may occur.
    - Minor flooding will be possible at places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs, such as 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 impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern North Carolina.

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

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to 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.


1204 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**tropical depression eight slowly approaching the North Carolina
coast this afternoon**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 70 miles south of Buxton NC or about 70 miles
      south-southeast of Ocracoke NC
    - 34.2n 75.3w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north-northwest or 335 degrees at 5 mph

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

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 70 miles south of Cape
Hatteras, is moving toward the north-northwest near 5 mph. A turn
toward the north is expected later today, and a turn toward the
northeast is forecast on Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center
of the depression will be near the Outer Banks of North Carolina this
afternoon or this evening.

The primary impact will be heavy rain and the threat for localized
minor flooding, mainly along the coast. Rainfall amounts of 1 to
2 inches are expected on the coast 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 and isolated power outages.

Minor storm surge flooding is possible with water levels rises of a
foot or less above normal resulting in inundation above ground level
of less than a foot. This would mainly be over the areas adjacent to
the southern and eastern Pamlico Sound and beaches from Cape Lookout
to Oregon Inlet.

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

* wind:
protect against 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.
    - Isolated 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:
protect against 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.
    - Minor beach erosion. Strong rip currents and rough shore break are likely.


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

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may occur.
    - Minor flooding will be possible at places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs, such as 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 impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern North Carolina.

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

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to 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.



1204 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

This product covers eastern North Carolina

**tropical depression eight slowly approaching the North Carolina
coast this afternoon**

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

* changes to watches and warnings:
    - none

* current watches and warnings:
    - a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Carteret... Outer
      Banks Dare and Outer Banks Hyde

* storm information:
    - about 70 miles south of Buxton NC or about 70 miles
      south-southeast of Ocracoke NC
    - 34.2n 75.3w
    - storm intensity 35 mph
    - movement north-northwest or 335 degrees at 5 mph

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

Tropical Depression Eight... located about 70 miles south of Cape
Hatteras, is moving toward the north-northwest near 5 mph. A turn
toward the north is expected later today, and a turn toward the
northeast is forecast on Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center
of the depression will be near the Outer Banks of North Carolina this
afternoon or this evening.

The primary impact will be heavy rain and the threat for localized
minor flooding, mainly along the coast. Rainfall amounts of 1 to
2 inches are expected on the coast 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 and isolated power outages.

Minor storm surge flooding is possible with water levels rises of a
foot or less above normal resulting in inundation above ground level
of less than a foot. This would mainly be over the areas adjacent to
the southern and eastern Pamlico Sound and beaches from Cape Lookout
to Oregon Inlet.

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

* wind:
protect against 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.
    - Isolated 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:
protect against 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.
    - Minor beach erosion. Strong rip currents and rough shore break are likely.


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

* Flooding rain:
protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible
limited impacts across the Outer Banks and downeast Carteret County. Potential
impacts include:
    - localized rainfall flooding may occur.
    - Minor flooding will be possible at places where rapid ponding of water
      occurs, such as 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 impacts are anticipated at this time across eastern North Carolina.

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

* other preparedness information:
now is the time to bring to completion all preparations to protect
life and property in accordance with your emergency plan.

Check-in with your emergency points of contact among family, friends,
and workmates. Inform them of your status and well-being. Let them
know how you intend to ride out the storm and when you plan to
check-in again.

Keep cell phones well charged and handy. Also, cell phone chargers
for automobiles can be helpful after the storm. Locate your chargers
and keep them with your cell phone.

In emergencies it is best to remain calm. Stay informed and focused
on the situation at hand. Exercise patience with those you encounter.
Be a good samaritan and helpful to others.

If relocating to a nearby shelter or to the home of a family member
or friend, drive with extra caution, especially on secondary roads.
Remember, many bridges and causeways will be closed once higher winds
arrive. Also, if you encounter water covering the Road, seek an
alternate Route. Always obey official Road signs for closures and
detours.

If you are a visitor and still in the area, listen for the name of
the city or town in which you are staying within local news updates.
Be sure you know the name of the County or Parish in which it
resides. Pay attention for instructions from local authorities.

Closely monitor NOAA Weather Radio or other local news outlets for
official storm information. Be ready to adapt to 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.


Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:22 PM EDT Aug. 30, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Wednesday
evening...

* hazards... high threat of rip currents and dangerous shore
break.

* Location... all beaches from Surf City to Duck.

* Timing and tides... the best chance for strong rip currents will
be a few hours either side of low tide... which occurs between
100 PM and 130 PM this afternoon. However... significant long
period swells will make conditions dangerous during at all
times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don't fight the current.
Swim in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the
current... swim back to shore. If tired... float or tread water
until out of the rip current. If unable to escape... face the
shore and call or wave for help.

Shore break occurs when waves break directly on the beach. The
most common injuries with strong shore break are neck and back
injuries... which most often occur when the powerful surf throws a
swimmer or surfer head first into the bottom. It is extremely
important to protect your head and neck whenever you are in
breaking waves by keeping your hands in front of you at all
times.




Tropical Storm Warning
Issued: 5:00 PM EDT Aug. 30, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Ocracoke

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
          Localized higher gusts possible.

    - Current threat to life and property: elevated
    - the wind threat has decreased from the previous assessment.
    - Remain braced against the slight threat for tropical storm
      force wind of 39 to 57 mph.
    - Properties remain subject to limited wind impacts.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.
        - The extent of realized impacts will depend on the actual
          strength, duration, and exposure of the wind as experienced
          at particular locations.

* Storm surge
    - no storm surge inundation forecast

    - current threat to life and property: none
        - the storm surge threat has decreased from the previous
          assessment.
        - Surf conditions may still be rough with some beach erosion.
          Stronger than normal rip currents may also be present.
        - Exercise due safety.
        - Review your seasonal plan and ensure readiness for the next
          storm surge event.

    - Realized impacts: being assessed
        - little to no additional surge impacts expected.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: up to 1 inch, with locally higher
          amounts.

    - Current threat to life and property: limited
        - the flooding rain threat has decreased from the previous
          assessment.
        - Emergency considerations should include a threat of
          flooding.
        - Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain
          impacts.
        - If flood related watches and warnings are issued, heed
          recommended actions.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: none
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations need not include a threat for
          tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty
          winds may still occur.
        - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical
          tornadoes.
        - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

    - Potential impacts: little to none
        - little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* For more information:
    - http://ready.Gov/hurricanes
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/mhx/tropical




500 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

... Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Ocracoke

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
          Localized higher gusts possible.

    - Current threat to life and property: elevated
    - the wind threat has decreased from the previous assessment.
    - Remain braced against the slight threat for tropical storm
      force wind of 39 to 57 mph.
    - Properties remain subject to limited wind impacts.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.
        - The extent of realized impacts will depend on the actual
          strength, duration, and exposure of the wind as experienced
          at particular locations.

* Storm surge
    - no storm surge inundation forecast

    - current threat to life and property: none
        - the storm surge threat has decreased from the previous
          assessment.
        - Surf conditions may still be rough with some beach erosion.
          Stronger than normal rip currents may also be present.
        - Exercise due safety.
        - Review your seasonal plan and ensure readiness for the next
          storm surge event.

    - Realized impacts: being assessed
        - little to no additional surge impacts expected.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: up to 1 inch, with locally higher
          amounts.

    - Current threat to life and property: limited
        - the flooding rain threat has decreased from the previous
          assessment.
        - Emergency considerations should include a threat of
          flooding.
        - Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain
          impacts.
        - If flood related watches and warnings are issued, heed
          recommended actions.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: none
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations need not include a threat for
          tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty
          winds may still occur.
        - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical
          tornadoes.
        - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

    - Potential impacts: little to none
        - little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* For more information:
    - http://ready.Gov/hurricanes
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/mhx/tropical




500 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

... Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Ocracoke

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
          Localized higher gusts possible.

    - Current threat to life and property: elevated
    - the wind threat has decreased from the previous assessment.
    - Remain braced against the slight threat for tropical storm
      force wind of 39 to 57 mph.
    - Properties remain subject to limited wind impacts.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.
        - The extent of realized impacts will depend on the actual
          strength, duration, and exposure of the wind as experienced
          at particular locations.

* Storm surge
    - no storm surge inundation forecast

    - current threat to life and property: none
        - the storm surge threat has decreased from the previous
          assessment.
        - Surf conditions may still be rough with some beach erosion.
          Stronger than normal rip currents may also be present.
        - Exercise due safety.
        - Review your seasonal plan and ensure readiness for the next
          storm surge event.

    - Realized impacts: being assessed
        - little to no additional surge impacts expected.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: up to 1 inch, with locally higher
          amounts.

    - Current threat to life and property: limited
        - the flooding rain threat has decreased from the previous
          assessment.
        - Emergency considerations should include a threat of
          flooding.
        - Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain
          impacts.
        - If flood related watches and warnings are issued, heed
          recommended actions.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: none
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations need not include a threat for
          tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty
          winds may still occur.
        - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical
          tornadoes.
        - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

    - Potential impacts: little to none
        - little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* For more information:
    - http://ready.Gov/hurricanes
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/mhx/tropical




500 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

... Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Ocracoke

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
          Localized higher gusts possible.

    - Current threat to life and property: elevated
    - the wind threat has decreased from the previous assessment.
    - Remain braced against the slight threat for tropical storm
      force wind of 39 to 57 mph.
    - Properties remain subject to limited wind impacts.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.
        - The extent of realized impacts will depend on the actual
          strength, duration, and exposure of the wind as experienced
          at particular locations.

* Storm surge
    - no storm surge inundation forecast

    - current threat to life and property: none
        - the storm surge threat has decreased from the previous
          assessment.
        - Surf conditions may still be rough with some beach erosion.
          Stronger than normal rip currents may also be present.
        - Exercise due safety.
        - Review your seasonal plan and ensure readiness for the next
          storm surge event.

    - Realized impacts: being assessed
        - little to no additional surge impacts expected.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: up to 1 inch, with locally higher
          amounts.

    - Current threat to life and property: limited
        - the flooding rain threat has decreased from the previous
          assessment.
        - Emergency considerations should include a threat of
          flooding.
        - Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain
          impacts.
        - If flood related watches and warnings are issued, heed
          recommended actions.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: none
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations need not include a threat for
          tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty
          winds may still occur.
        - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical
          tornadoes.
        - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

    - Potential impacts: little to none
        - little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* For more information:
    - http://ready.Gov/hurricanes
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/mhx/tropical




500 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

Cape-Lookout-NC 34.60n 76.53w
Oregon-Inlet-NC 35.76n 75.51w


Attn... WFO... mhx...


500 PM EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

Cape-Lookout-NC 34.60n 76.53w
Oregon-Inlet-NC 35.76n 75.51w


Attn... WFO... mhx...


1147 am EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

... Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Ocracoke

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Remain braced against the reasonable threat for tropical
          storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph.
        - To be safe, efforts should fully focus on avoiding injury.
          Properties remain subject to limited wind impacts.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.
        - The extent of realized impacts will depend on the actual
          strength, duration, and exposure of the wind as experienced
          at particular locations.

* Storm surge
    - latest local forecast: localized storm surge possible
        - peak storm surge inundation: the potential for up to 1 foot
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: this afternoon through early Wednesday morning

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations should posture for a reasonable
          threat for peak storm surge flooding of greater than 1 foot
          above ground.
        - To be safe, stay away from storm surge flooding capable of
          limited impacts.
        - Localized inundation is possible. Continue to follow the
          instructions of local officials.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding.
        - The extent of realized impacts will depend on the actual
          height of storm surge moving onshore and the resulting
          depth of coastal flooding as experienced at particular
          locations.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 1-2 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations should include a threat of
          flooding.
        - Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain
          impacts.
        - If flood related watches and warnings are in effect, heed
          recommended actions.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: none
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations need not include a threat for
          tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty
          winds may still occur.
        - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical
          tornadoes.
        - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

    - Potential impacts: little to none
        - little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* For more information:
    - http://ready.Gov/hurricanes
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/mhx/tropical




1147 am EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

... Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Ocracoke

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Remain braced against the reasonable threat for tropical
          storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph.
        - To be safe, efforts should fully focus on avoiding injury.
          Properties remain subject to limited wind impacts.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.
        - The extent of realized impacts will depend on the actual
          strength, duration, and exposure of the wind as experienced
          at particular locations.

* Storm surge
    - latest local forecast: localized storm surge possible
        - peak storm surge inundation: the potential for up to 1 foot
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: this afternoon through early Wednesday morning

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations should posture for a reasonable
          threat for peak storm surge flooding of greater than 1 foot
          above ground.
        - To be safe, stay away from storm surge flooding capable of
          limited impacts.
        - Localized inundation is possible. Continue to follow the
          instructions of local officials.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding.
        - The extent of realized impacts will depend on the actual
          height of storm surge moving onshore and the resulting
          depth of coastal flooding as experienced at particular
          locations.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 1-2 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations should include a threat of
          flooding.
        - Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain
          impacts.
        - If flood related watches and warnings are in effect, heed
          recommended actions.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: none
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations need not include a threat for
          tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty
          winds may still occur.
        - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical
          tornadoes.
        - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

    - Potential impacts: little to none
        - little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* For more information:
    - http://ready.Gov/hurricanes
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/mhx/tropical




1147 am EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

... Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Ocracoke

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Remain braced against the reasonable threat for tropical
          storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph.
        - To be safe, efforts should fully focus on avoiding injury.
          Properties remain subject to limited wind impacts.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.
        - The extent of realized impacts will depend on the actual
          strength, duration, and exposure of the wind as experienced
          at particular locations.

* Storm surge
    - latest local forecast: localized storm surge possible
        - peak storm surge inundation: the potential for up to 1 foot
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: this afternoon through early Wednesday morning

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations should posture for a reasonable
          threat for peak storm surge flooding of greater than 1 foot
          above ground.
        - To be safe, stay away from storm surge flooding capable of
          limited impacts.
        - Localized inundation is possible. Continue to follow the
          instructions of local officials.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding.
        - The extent of realized impacts will depend on the actual
          height of storm surge moving onshore and the resulting
          depth of coastal flooding as experienced at particular
          locations.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 1-2 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations should include a threat of
          flooding.
        - Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain
          impacts.
        - If flood related watches and warnings are in effect, heed
          recommended actions.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: none
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations need not include a threat for
          tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty
          winds may still occur.
        - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical
          tornadoes.
        - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

    - Potential impacts: little to none
        - little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* For more information:
    - http://ready.Gov/hurricanes
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/mhx/tropical




1147 am EDT Tue Aug 30 2016

... Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Ocracoke

* wind
    - latest local forecast: equivalent tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 30-40 mph with gusts to 55 mph

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Remain braced against the reasonable threat for tropical
          storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph.
        - To be safe, efforts should fully focus on avoiding injury.
          Properties remain subject to limited wind impacts.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.
        - The extent of realized impacts will depend on the actual
          strength, duration, and exposure of the wind as experienced
          at particular locations.

* Storm surge
    - latest local forecast: localized storm surge possible
        - peak storm surge inundation: the potential for up to 1 foot
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: this afternoon through early Wednesday morning

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations should posture for a reasonable
          threat for peak storm surge flooding of greater than 1 foot
          above ground.
        - To be safe, stay away from storm surge flooding capable of
          limited impacts.
        - Localized inundation is possible. Continue to follow the
          instructions of local officials.

    - Potential impacts: unfolding
        - potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding.
        - The extent of realized impacts will depend on the actual
          height of storm surge moving onshore and the resulting
          depth of coastal flooding as experienced at particular
          locations.

* Flooding rain
    - latest local forecast:
        - peak rainfall amounts: additional 1-2 inches, with locally
          higher amounts

    - current threat to life and property: elevated
        - the flooding rain threat has remained nearly steady from
          the previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations should include a threat of
          flooding.
        - Be safe and remain ready to protect against flooding rain
          impacts.
        - If flood related watches and warnings are in effect, heed
          recommended actions.

    - Potential impacts: limited
        - 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.

* Tornado
    - latest local forecast:
        - situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

    - current threat to life and property: none
        - the tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the
          previous assessment.
        - Emergency considerations need not include a threat for
          tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty
          winds may still occur.
        - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical
          tornadoes.
        - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event.

    - Potential impacts: little to none
        - little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.

* For more information:
    - http://ready.Gov/hurricanes
    - http://www.Weather.Gov/mhx/tropical