Monday, May 07, 2007

Coastal Storm

Today's not the best day to be visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Take a look at a webcam on the Avalon Pier taken from around noon Monday --

and the view from Duck, North Carolina around noon Monday --

You'll notice the high surf created by the high winds. In fact, the National Weather Service in Morehead City passed along a report that part of Highway 12 along the Outer Banks was impassable due to high surf. This was reported due to ocean overwash between the north end of Oregon Inlet Bridge and Rodanthe. Water levels of 2 to 3 feet were reported there and higher levels were expected with high tide.

As of noon Monday, wind gusts as high as 51mph have been reported at Cape Hatteras today. The windy weather is being caused by low pressure intensifying off the Carolina coast. That pesky area of low pressure will slowly move closer to the coast of South Carolina over the next day or two. That will keep breezy conditions in our part of North Carolina along with increasing cloudiness Tuesday. We may even see a few showers by late Tuesday and Wednesday.

You can find the latest weather conditions from this coastal low at the following links:

And, stay tuned to News 14 Carolinas for Weather on the Ones updates and the latest ou your forecast.

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