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: 1251 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017

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...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
Synopsis: ANZ600-260030- 1251 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017 .Synopsis for Fenwick Island DE to Currituck Beach Light NC out 20 nautical miles Including Virginia Portion of the Chesapeake Bay Currituck Sound and Portions of the James, York, and Rappahannock rivers... High pressure remains centered north of the area today, as Hurricane Maria starts to move north well off the southeast coast. Maria will move slowly northward this afternoon through Tuesday to around 150 miles east of Cape Hatteras by Wednesday morning. See the National Hurricane Center advisories for details. Swells and increasing seas from Hurricane Maria will begin to impact the coastal area today and persist through most of the week. $$

This Afternoon
NE winds 15 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds.
Tonight
NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 6 to 8 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds...building to 7 to 9 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds after midnight, then subsiding to 6 to 8 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds late.
Tue
NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Gusts up to 30 kt late. Seas 7 to 8 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds... Building to 8 to 10 ft with a dominant period of 15 seconds.
Tue Night
NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas 8 to 12 ft...building to 10 to 14 ft.
Wed
NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt. Seas around 14 ft with a dominant period of 14 seconds. A chance of showers.
Wed Night
NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to around 30 kt...becoming N 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas around 13 ft. A chance of showers.
Thu
N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas around 12 ft...subsiding to 11 ft in the afternoon. A chance of showers early in the morning.
Thu Night
N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas around 9 ft...subsiding to 8 ft after midnight.
Fri
N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas around 7 ft...subsiding to 6 ft in the afternoon.
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Last Update: 1251 PM EDT Mon Sep 25 2017
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