Warning Description: Coastal Flood Warning
Warning Date: 6:37 PM EST on February 6, 2016
WarningSum:...Coastal Flood Warning Remains In Effect From 10 Am Sunday To
4 Pm Est Monday...
Warning Message:* location...areas adjacent to the Pamlico Sound from the
vicinity of Collington Harbor south through Ocracoke. Ocean
side locations from Cape Hatteras north.
* Coastal flooding...water level rises of 3 to 5 feet above
normal are possible for sound side locations. For the beaches
water level rises will be 3 to 5 feet above normal in a
combination of storm surge and wave runup...especially from
Cape Hatteras north. There will also be large battering waves
resulting in significant erosion and some overwash and
* Timing...late Sunday morning through late Monday. Impacts
ocean side will peak with the high tide cycle Monday morning
into early afternoon.
* Impacts...significant erosion...ocean overwash...and
inundation will be possible along the entire Outer Banks from
Cape Hatteras northward. Vulnerable structures in the surf
zone could sustain damage from the large breaking waves.
Highway 12 will likely become inundated and potentially
impassable in typically prone locations from both ocean and
sound side flooding. Moderate sound side flooding could also
impact roads and properties adjacent to the Pamlico Sound and
its tidal creeks. Portions of Buxton... Frisco...Hatteras
Village...and Ocracoke Village could see 1 to 3 feet of
inundation above ground in spots.
A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or
imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert
for rising water...and take appropriate action to protect life
WarningDesc:High Wind Warning
WarningDate:6:12 PM EST on February 6, 2016
WarningSum:...High Wind Warning Remains In Effect From 9 Am Sunday To 4 Am
Warning Message:* winds...north 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
* Timing...Sunday into Sunday night.
* Impacts...sporadic power outages are possible due to the
saturated soils from recent rainfall making trees more
susceptible to falling. Strong winds will blow around loose
objects and create adverse driving conditions for high profile
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.