Hurricane Irene Storm Surge
Although storm surge was minor across the area, a storm tide was noted at both Wrightsville Beach, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. The images below show the surge at both locations as the difference between the observed tide (red) and the predicted tide (green).

Wrightsville Beach Tide Gauge. Maximum surge of around 3.5 feet occurred during low tide at midnight Friday night. During this time some water over the dunes was reported along Topsail Beach just north of Wrightsville. Additionally, note the significant "blow-out" tide that occurred at low tide Saturday morning when the winds turned to the W/NW.

Springmaid Pier (Myrtle Beach) Tide Gauge. Maximum surge of 1.5 to 2 feet occurred during the approach of low tide Friday night. A lesser "blow-out" tide also occurred here near low tide Saturday morning.
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