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Coastal Flood Statement
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972 
WHUS42 KMHX 310001
CFWMHX

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
801 PM EDT SUN MAR 30 2014

...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUNDSIDE LOCATIONS
ALONG THE OUTER BANKS...

.A DEPARTING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL BRING STRONG NW WINDS
SUSTAINED AT 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 TO 35 KT OVERNIGHT INTO
MONDAY MORNING ACROSS THE EASTERN PAMLICO SOUND. WATER LEVELS
ALONG THE OUTER BANKS WILL RISE ABOVE NORMAL AND PRODUCE MINOR
SOUND SIDE FLOODING TONIGHT INTO MONDAY.

NCZ095-103-104-311215-
/O.CON.KMHX.CF.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-140331T1800Z/
CARTERET-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
801 PM EDT SUN MAR 30 2014

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT
MONDAY...

* LOCATION...SOUND SIDE OUTER BANKS DARE COUNTY...OCRACOKE...
  PORTSMOUTH ISLAND...AND PORTIONS OF DOWNEAST CARTERET COUNTY.

* COASTAL FLOODING...WATER LEVELS WILL RISE 2 TO 3 FEET ON THE 
  OUTER BANKS AND 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE NORMAL FOR DOWNEAST CARTERET 
  COUNTY.

* TIMING...WATER LEVEL RISES ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY AND WILL PEAK 
  LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY...DIMINISHING MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...IMPACTS WILL BE MINOR...BUT SOME PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 
  12 FROM BUXTON TO OREGON INLET MAY BECOME PARTIALLY INUNDATED BY 
  WATER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

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