Hurricane Maria Forecast To Bring Impacts To East Coast

Hurricane Maria will approach the Mid-Atlantic coast early this week then finally shove eastward into the open Atlantic. Maria will likely not make landfall but will come close to portions of North Carolina midweek and could bring tropical storm force winds, locally heavy rain, storm surge, and very rough surf. Maria will create hazardous surf and rip currents for much of the East Coast this week.
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Last Update: 225 AM PDT Mon Sep 25 2017

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...HAZARDOUS SEAS WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

Synopsis: High pressure offshore and a thermal trough along the coast will maintain gusty north winds and steep wind seas south of Cape Blanco through Tuesday. Winds and seas will peak each afternoon and evening through Tuesday. North winds may increase even further late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening and bring a mix of steep to very steep seas south of Cape Blanco with steep seas and small craft advisory winds possible north of Cape Blanco. North winds and steep seas will then gradually diminish Wednesday. Light southerly winds and light seas are expected Wednesday night into Thursday.

Today
N wind 10 to 15 kt northern portion and N 20 to 25 kt southern portion. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Swell NW 3 to 4 ft at 10 seconds. Patchy fog early in the morning.
Tonight
N wind 10 to 15 kt northern portion and N 20 to 25 kt southern portion. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Swell NW 3 ft at 11 seconds.
Tue
N wind 15 to 20 kt northern portion and N 20 to 25 kt southern portion. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft. Swell NW 5 to 6 ft at 10 seconds.
Tue Night
Northern portion, N wind 20 to 25 kt. Southern portion, N wind 30 kt...easing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight. Wind waves 6 to 8 ft. Swell W 4 to 5 ft.
Wed
Northern portion, N wind 15 to 20 kt. Southern portion, N wind 20 kt...becoming NW 5 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 6 to 7 ft...subsiding to 5 ft in the afternoon. Swell W 3 ft.
Wed Night
Northern portion, N wind 15 kt... Becoming E 5 kt after midnight. Southern portion, N wind 5 kt...veering to SE after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft. Swell W 3 ft.
Thu
SE wind 5 kt...backing to NW after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft.
Fri
NW wind 10 to 15 kt...veering to N 20 kt after midnight. Wind waves 2 ft or less...becoming 3 ft. Swell W 4 ft.
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Last Update: 225 AM PDT Mon Sep 25 2017
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