Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Carteret (NCZ095) North Carolina Issued by the National Weather Service


Flash Flood Watch Flash Flood Watch - Carteret (North Carolina)

Updated:Wed, 14-Nov-2018 2:31pm EST
Effective:Thu, 15-Nov-2018 3:00am EST
Expires:Thu, 15-Nov-2018 7:00pm EST

Areas affected: Beaufort; Carteret; Craven; Jones; Mainland Dare; Mainland Hyde; Onslow; Outer Banks Dare; Outer Banks Hyde; Pamlico; Tyrrell; Washington
Instructions: A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

Message summary: ...heavy rainfall expected across eastern north carolina from late tonight through late thursday...
.a strengthening area of low pressure will travel inland up the east coast on thursday, and will bring rounds of heavy rain and a few thunderstorms to the area. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are forecast across the region with locally higher amounts. Given that most of the area has seen anywhere from 200 to 300 percent or normal rainfall over the past two weeks, flash flooding is possible, especially in flood prone locations.
...flash flood watch now in effect from late tonight through thursday evening...
The flash flood watch is now in effect for
* a portion of eastern north carolina, including the following areas, beaufort, carteret, craven, jones, mainland dare, mainland hyde, onslow, outer banks dare, outer banks hyde, pamlico, tyrrell, and washington.
* from late tonight through thursday evening.
* heavy rain will begin late tonight, and last through the thursday before tapering off thursday night. Storm total rainfall amounts will range from 2 to 3 inches, with localized higher amounts.
* this rainfall could produce flash flooding, particularly in poor drainage areas near creeks, streams and ditches. Street flooding is likely. In addition, the ground remains saturated due to heavy rainfall over the last few weeks. As a result, it will not take much rainfall to produce flooding.
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High Surf Advisory High Surf Advisory - Carteret (North Carolina)

Updated:Wed, 14-Nov-2018 2:28pm EST
Effective:Thu, 15-Nov-2018 4:00am EST
Expires:Thu, 15-Nov-2018 8:00pm EST

Areas affected: Carteret; Outer Banks Dare; Outer Banks Hyde
Instructions: A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions.

Message summary: ...high surf advisory for the beaches from carteret county north late tonight into thursday evening...
.strong onshore winds will develop over the area late tonight into thursday as low pressure approaches from the south and tracks inland from the coast. These strong winds will lead to waves in the surf zone reaching 8 feet or more.
...high surf advisory in effect from 4 am to 8 pm est thursday...
The national weather service in newport/morehead city has issued a high surf advisory, which is in effect from 4 am to 8 pm est thursday.
* locations...beaches from carteret county north to the outer banks.
* surf height...building to 8 feet or more.
* timing...late tonight into thursday evening.
* impacts...dangerous surf and rip currents. Minor beach erosion.
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