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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.


Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:54 PM EDT Aug. 29, 2016 – National Weather Service

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

* hazards... high threat of rip currents

* 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
1230 PM and 130 PM Tuesday. However... significant long period
swells will make conditions dangerous during at all times.

Swim near a lifeguard. 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 Watch
Issued: 2:00 PM EDT Aug. 29, 2016 – National Weather Service

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


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


200 PM EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

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


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


1118 am EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

... Tropical storm watch remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Cape Lookout
    - Portsmouth

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 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.
        - Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury. Remain
          sheltered until the hazardous wind subsides.

    - 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 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: around high tide

    - 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 around 1 inch

    - 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




1118 am EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

... Tropical storm watch remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Cape Lookout
    - Portsmouth

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 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.
        - Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury. Remain
          sheltered until the hazardous wind subsides.

    - 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 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: around high tide

    - 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 around 1 inch

    - 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




1118 am EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

... Tropical storm watch remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Cape Lookout
    - Portsmouth

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 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.
        - Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury. Remain
          sheltered until the hazardous wind subsides.

    - 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 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: around high tide

    - 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 around 1 inch

    - 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



1118 am EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

... Tropical storm watch remains in effect...

* locations affected
    - Cape Lookout
    - Portsmouth

* wind
    - latest local forecast: below tropical storm force wind
        - peak wind forecast: 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 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.
        - Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury. Remain
          sheltered until the hazardous wind subsides.

    - 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 feet
          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
        - window of concern: around high tide

    - 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 around 1 inch

    - 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



1100 am EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

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


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


1100 am EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

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


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



1100 am EDT Mon Aug 29 2016

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


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