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Beach Hazards Statement

Beach Hazards Statement issued May 20 at 2:43PM EDT until May 20 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Wilmington NC

* WHAT...Strong north to south longshore current. There is also a Moderate Risk of rip currents for the beaches of New Hanover county. * WHERE...In North Carolina, Coastal New Hanover County. In South Carolina, Coastal Georgetown County. * WHEN...Until 8 PM EDT this evening. * IMPACTS...Longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip currents, piers, jetties, and other hazardous areas. It may sweep swimmers off their feet, making it difficult to return to shore.

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Area
Coastal New Hanover; Coastal Georgetown

Coastal Flood Advisory

Coastal Flood Advisory issued May 20 at 2:43PM EDT until May 21 at 12:00AM EDT by NWS Wilmington NC

* WHAT...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. * WHERE...The lower Cape Fear River including downtown Wilmington. * WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to midnight EDT tonight. * IMPACTS...Portions of Battleship Road and USS North Carolina Road observe minor coastal flooding up to one foot in depth. In downtown Wilmington, sections of Water Street observe minor flooding up to one half foot in depth. Check with local officials for any road closures or impacts. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Affected areas listed are based on average tide conditions. Additional locations may experience flooding during periods of heavy rainfall, high winds, or other factors.

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Area
Inland New Hanover

Beach Hazards Statement

Beach Hazards Statement issued May 20 at 2:41PM EDT until May 20 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Wakefield VA

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents are expected. * WHERE...Eastern Currituck County. * WHEN...Through this evening. * IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.

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Area
Eastern Currituck; Virginia Beach

Beach Hazards Statement

Beach Hazards Statement issued May 20 at 7:00AM EDT until May 20 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Newport/Morehead City NC

* WHAT...Dangerous rip currents. * WHERE...The beaches north of Cape Hatteras. * WHEN...Through this evening. * IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The most likely time for strong rip currents to occur is a couple hours either side of low tide, which will occur around noon.

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Area
Northern Outer Banks; Hatteras Island
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Overcast 72°F
29.99in
Barometer
68%
Humidity
North 18.4mph
Wind
Overcast

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