High Surf and Dangerous Rip Currents to Continue for Eastern U.S. Coastline from Jose; Major Hurricane Maria tears through the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Jose will continue to produce dangerous surf conditions and rip currents along the Northeast Coast during the next day or two. Meanwhile, dangerous Major Hurricane Maria is moving through the Caribbean, where significant impacts are expected Wednesday.
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Last Update: 331 PM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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Synopsis: AMZ200-210330- 331 PM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017 .Synopsis for coastal waters from Surf City North Carolina to South Santee River South Carolina out to 20 nautical miles... Hurricane Jose will spin nearly stationary off the Mid-Atlantic coast the next several days. Winds will remain relatively light across the local waters this week as the pressure pattern remains flat, but seas will build late in the week as Hurricane Maria approaches the Bahamas, and SE swell moves onto the East Coast. Marie is expected to pass offshore of the Carolinas next week. $$

Tonight
SW winds 10 kt, becoming W late. Seas 2 ft.
Thu
W winds 10 kt, becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Thu Night
E winds 10 kt or less. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Fri
E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 ft, then 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Fri Night
SE winds 10 kt, becoming NE after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sat
NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Sat Night
NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
Sun
NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
Mon
N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft, building to 6 to 9 ft. winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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Last Update: 331 PM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017
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