Weather Alerts for Carteret

Issued by the National Weather Service

Beach Hazards Statement  BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT   Beach Hazards Statement
CARTERET

Areas Affected:
Carteret - Onslow
Effective: Wed 8:00 am Updated: Wed 2:01 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed 8:00 pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...LARGE AND DANGEROUS SURF CONTINUING INTO THIS AFTERNOON...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK ALL BEACHES TODAY...
.Rough surf is expected from Ocracoke north while a High threat
of rip currents is forecast for all beaches today.
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...
* HAZARDS...Dangerous rip currents.
* LOCATIONS...Coastal Carteret and Onslow counties.
* TIMING AND TIDES...The most likely time for strong rip currents
to occur is a couple hours either side of low tide, which will
occur around 1030 AM this morning.
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.