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: 1009 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 2017

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5NM SSW Cape Fear Sea Buoy MR

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

Synopsis: AMZ200-262215- 1009 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 2017 .Synopsis for coastal waters from Surf City North Carolina to South Santee River South Carolina out to 20 nautical miles... The center of Hurricane Maria will pass well east of the waters today. The storm will linger east of Cape Hatteras Wednesday before accelerating northeast Wednesday night. A cold front will move across the waters Thursday night with high pressure building from the northwest Friday and Saturday. $$

Rest Of Today
N winds 20 to 25 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt this afternoon. Seas 8 to 11 ft, subsiding to 7 to 10 ft this afternoon. A slight chance of showers this afternoon.
Tonight
N winds 20 to 25 kt, diminishing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 6 to 9 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Wed
NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft.
Wed Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt, diminishing to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 3 to 5 ft after midnight.
Thu
W winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Thu Night
W winds 10 kt, becoming N 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 ft, subsiding to 2 to 4 ft after midnight.
Fri
NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, subsiding to 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms through the night.
Sat
NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft, building to 3 to 5 ft. A chance of showers and tstms through the day. winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

Winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
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Last Update: 1009 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 2017
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