Friday, August 26, 2011
Surge Level Rising on NC Coast
Source: National Hurricane Center. Image downloaded approximately 1017PM EDT Aug 26, 2011.
Squalls have been pounding the NC Coast this evening, as winds have increased from the NE. This has helped push water towards the coast, raising surge levels.
Wrightsville Beach, NC is observing sustained winds around 36 MPH with gusts approaching 50 MPH from the NNE, according to NOAA Tides and Currents. Surge levels were around 2.8 feet around 10PM EDT, likely accompanied by large, destructive waves.
The National Hurricane Center forecasts increasing surge levels along the East Coast from NC north to New England this weekend. Stay tuned to the National Hurricane Center for the latest wind and surge forecasts.