Tropical storm warning for North Carolina coast ahead of Hurricane Maria: winds, rain, storm surge flooding forecast

A tropical storm warning has been issued Monday morning for a part of the North Carolina coast from Cape Lookout to Duck.

A tropical storm warning means tropical storm conditions such as high winds, heavy rain, and massive storm surge flooding are expected in the warning area within 36 hours.

Hurricane Maria’s large wind field will brush North Carolina beginning Tuesday bringing wind, rain, and coastal flooding. Tropical storm watches, warnings and storm surge watches are in effect for portions of the North Carolina Coast. High surf and rip currents will persist the next few days as far north as southeast New England.

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Current status of Hurricane Maria off North Carolina on September 25 2017.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the far northern Outer Banks north of Duck, and from north of Surf City to south of Cape Lookout.

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Tropical storm wrning issued for North Carolina before Hurricane Maria

Tropical storm conditions are possible in these areas beginning Tuesday.

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Heavy rains and coastal flooding forecast for North Carolina during Hurricane maria

A storm surge watch remains in effect for portions of the North Carolina coast between Cape Lookout and Duck.

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Storm Surge watch for north Carolina prior Hurricane Maria

Two to four feet of storm surge is expected in this area, including on the sound side of the Outer Banks, with peak water levels possible around Wednesday midday’s high tide.

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Impressive wave heights as Hurricane Maria approaches North Carolina coast.

Huge waves as well as intense beach erosion will occur from the east coast of Florida to parts of the Carolinas and as far north as southeast New England.

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Projected path of Hurricane Maria along Us East Coast.

Hurricane Maria will bring strong winds, heavy rain, and coastal flooding to North Carolina starting Tuesday. Tropical storm watches, warnings are in effect along the North Carolina Coast. High surf and rip currents will continue and spread towards southeast New England in the next few days.

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