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TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 8
NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>095-098-103-104-301730-

TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT LOCAL STATEMENT ADVISORY NUMBER 8
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  AL082016
528 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

THIS PRODUCT COVERS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA

**TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT SLOWLY APPROACHING THE NORTH CAROLINA
COAST TODAY**

NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - NONE

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CARTERET...OUTER
      BANKS DARE AND OUTER BANKS HYDE

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - ABOUT 100 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF BUXTON NC OR ABOUT 110 MILES
      EAST-SOUTHEAST OF MOREHEAD CITY NC
    - 33.9N 75.0W
    - STORM INTENSITY 35 MPH
    - MOVEMENT NORTHWEST OR 305 DEGREES AT 6 MPH

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT...LOCATED ABOUT 95 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF CAPE
HATTERAS, IS MOVING NORTHWEST TOWARDS THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST. A
SLOW NORTHWEST MOVEMENT IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY WITH A TURN TO THE
NORTH TONIGHT. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF THE CYCLONE WILL
PASS JUST OFFSHORE OF THE NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKS TONIGHT. AT
THIS TIME, TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT IS FORECAST TO BECOME A WEAK TROPICAL
STORM LATER TODAY.

THE PRIMARY IMPACT WILL BE HEAVY RAIN AND THE THREAT FOR LOCALIZED
FLASH FLOODING, MAINLY ALONG THE OUTER BANKS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO
2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST, MAINLY
FROM CAPE LOOKOUT TO OREGON INLET. THESE WINDS COULD LEAD TO SOME
DOWNED TREES.

MINOR STORM SURGE FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WITH WATER LEVELS 1 FOOT OR LESS
ABOVE GROUND. THIS WOULD MAINLY BE OVER THE AREAS ADJACENT TO
THE SOUTHERN PAMLICO SOUND AND BEACHES NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT.

POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* WIND:
PROTECT AGAINST DANGEROUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS
ACROSS THE OUTER BANKS AND DOWNEAST CARTERET COUNTY. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN THIS AREA
INCLUDE:
    - SOME DAMAGE TO ROOFING AND SIDING MATERIALS, ALONG WITH DAMAGE
      TO PORCHES, AWNINGS, CARPORTS, AND SHEDS. A FEW BUILDINGS
      EXPERIENCING WINDOW, DOOR, AND GARAGE DOOR FAILURES. MOBILE
      HOMES DAMAGED, ESPECIALLY IF UNANCHORED. UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT
      OBJECTS BECOME DANGEROUS PROJECTILES.
    - SEVERAL LARGE TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED, BUT WITH GREATER
      NUMBERS IN PLACES WHERE TREES ARE SHALLOW ROOTED. SEVERAL
      FENCES AND ROADWAY SIGNS BLOWN OVER.
    - SOME ROADS IMPASSABLE FROM LARGE DEBRIS, AND MORE WITHIN URBAN
      OR HEAVILY WOODED PLACES. A FEW BRIDGES, CAUSEWAYS, AND ACCESS
      ROUTES IMPASSABLE.
    - SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES, BUT MORE PREVALENT
      IN AREAS WITH ABOVE GROUND LINES.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS
ANTICIPATED.

* SURGE:
PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SURGE HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED
IMPACTS ACROSS THE OUTER BANKS AND DOWNEAST CARTERET COUNTY. POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN
THIS AREA INCLUDE:
    - LOCALIZED INUNDATION WITH STORM SURGE FLOODING MAINLY ALONG
      IMMEDIATE SHORELINES AND IN LOW-LYING SPOTS, OR IN AREAS
      FARTHER INLAND NEAR WHERE HIGHER SURGE WATERS MOVE ASHORE.
    - SECTIONS OF NEAR-SHORE ROADS AND PARKING LOTS BECOME OVERSPREAD
      WITH SURGE WATER. DRIVING CONDITIONS DANGEROUS IN PLACES WHERE
      SURGE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.
    - MODERATE BEACH EROSION. HEAVY SURF ALSO BREACHING DUNES, MAINLY
      IN USUALLY VULNERABLE LOCATIONS. STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
    - MINOR TO LOCALLY MODERATE DAMAGE TO MARINAS, DOCKS, BOARDWALKS,
      AND PIERS. A FEW SMALL CRAFT BROKEN AWAY FROM MOORINGS.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS
ANTICIPATED.

* FLOODING RAIN:
PROTECT AGAINST LOCALLY HAZARDOUS RAINFALL FLOODING HAVING POSSIBLE
LIMITED IMPACTS ACROSS THE OUTER BANKS AND DOWNEAST CARTERET COUNTY. POTENTIAL
IMPACTS INCLUDE:
    - LOCALIZED RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT A FEW EVACUATIONS.
    - RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY QUICKLY RISE WITH SWIFTER CURRENTS.
      SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, AND DITCHES MAY BECOME SWOLLEN
      AND OVERFLOW IN SPOTS.
    - FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER A FEW STRUCTURES, ESPECIALLY IN USUALLY
      VULNERABLE SPOTS. A FEW PLACES WHERE RAPID PONDING OF WATER
      OCCURS AT UNDERPASSES, LOW-LYING SPOTS, AND POOR DRAINAGE
      AREAS. SEVERAL STORM DRAINS AND RETENTION PONDS BECOME
      NEAR-FULL AND BEGIN TO OVERFLOW. SOME BRIEF ROAD AND BRIDGE
      CLOSURES.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS
ANTICIPATED.

* TORNADOES:
LITTLE TO NO IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
NOW IS THE TIME TO BRING TO COMPLETION ALL PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT
LIFE AND PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN.

OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE WRAPPED UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE
WEATHER CONDITIONS COMPLETELY DETERIORATE. ANY REMAINING EVACUATIONS
AND RELOCATIONS SHOULD BE EXPEDITED BEFORE THE ONSET OF TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WIND.

IF YOU ARE RELOCATING TO SAFE SHELTER, LEAVE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. IF
HEADING TO A COMMUNITY SHELTER, BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE SHELTER
RULES BEFORE ARRIVAL, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS OR OWN A
PET. TAKE ESSENTIAL ITEMS WITH YOU FROM YOUR EMERGENCY SUPPLIES KIT.
CHECK THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST BEFORE DEPARTING.

FAILURE TO ADEQUATELY SHELTER MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR LOSS OF
LIFE. ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AND COMPLY WITH ANY
ORDERS THAT ARE ISSUED. REMEMBER, DURING THE STORM 9 1 1 EMERGENCY
SERVICES MAY NOT BE ABLE TO IMMEDIATELY RESPOND IF CONDITIONS ARE
UNSAFE. THIS SHOULD BE A BIG FACTOR IN YOUR DECISION MAKING.

CHECK-IN WITH YOUR EMERGENCY POINTS OF CONTACT AMONG FAMILY, FRIENDS,
AND WORKMATES. INFORM THEM OF YOUR STATUS AND WELL-BEING. LET THEM
KNOW HOW YOU INTEND TO RIDE OUT THE STORM AND WHEN YOU PLAN TO
CHECK-IN AGAIN.

KEEP CELL PHONES WELL CHARGED AND HANDY. ALSO, CELL PHONE CHARGERS
FOR AUTOMOBILES CAN BE HELPFUL AFTER THE STORM. LOCATE YOUR CHARGERS
AND KEEP THEM WITH YOUR CELL PHONE.

IN EMERGENCIES IT IS BEST TO REMAIN CALM. STAY INFORMED AND FOCUSED
ON THE SITUATION AT HAND. EXERCISE PATIENCE WITH THOSE YOU ENCOUNTER.
BE A GOOD SAMARITAN AND HELPFUL TO OTHERS.

IF RELOCATING TO A NEARBY SHELTER OR TO THE HOME OF A FAMILY MEMBER
OR FRIEND, DRIVE WITH EXTRA CAUTION, ESPECIALLY ON SECONDARY ROADS.
REMEMBER, MANY BRIDGES AND CAUSEWAYS WILL BE CLOSED ONCE HIGHER WINDS
ARRIVE. ALSO, IF YOU ENCOUNTER WATER COVERING THE ROAD, SEEK AN
ALTERNATE ROUTE. ALWAYS OBEY OFFICIAL ROAD SIGNS FOR CLOSURES AND
DETOURS.

IF YOU ARE A VISITOR AND STILL IN THE AREA, LISTEN FOR THE NAME OF
THE CITY OR TOWN IN WHICH YOU ARE STAYING WITHIN LOCAL NEWS UPDATES.
BE SURE YOU KNOW THE NAME OF THE COUNTY OR PARISH IN WHICH IT
RESIDES. PAY ATTENTION FOR INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS FOR
OFFICIAL STORM INFORMATION. BE READY TO ADAPT TO POSSIBLE CHANGES TO
THE FORECAST.

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV
- FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG
- FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG

NEXT UPDATE
-----------

THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC AROUND 12 PM EDT, OR SOONER IF
CONDITIONS WARRANT.

$$


Small Craft Advisory


COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
647 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

FROM S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM...
INCLUDING THE ALBEMARLE AND PAMLICO SOUNDS AND THE MONITOR NATIONAL
MARINE SANCTUARY

AMZ158-302245-
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
647 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

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

.TODAY...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT THIS
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT THIS AFTERNOON.
NEAR SHORE SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 13 SECONDS. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP... INCREASING TO CHOPPY THIS
AFTERNOON. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. DOMINANT
PERIOD 12 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...DIMINISHING
TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED TSTMS WITH A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF TSTMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WED...N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2
TO 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 12 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.WED NIGHT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
AROUND 4 FT. DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS
LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.THU...NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO
5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
.THU NIGHT...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
4 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS LIGHT CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
.FRI...NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
MORNING.
.FRI NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. ADJACENT
SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND
RIVERS CHOPPY.
.SAT NIGHT...NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT. ADJACENT SOUNDS AND RIVERS CHOPPY...
DIMINISHING TO A MODERATE CHOP AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN AND NEAR TSTMS.

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
359 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL WATERS FROM
OREGON INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT AND THE PAMLICO SOUND...

.TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT... CURRENTLY ABOUT 115 MILES SOUTHEAST
OF CAPE HATTERAS... WILL APPROACH THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST TODAY
AND IS FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN TO A WEAK TROPICAL STORM LATE TODAY
AND TONIGHT. WINDS WILL PEAK THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING, THEN
DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT AS STORM LIFTS NORTHEAST. SEAS WILL
GRADUALLY BUILD... PEAKING AT 7 TO 12 FEET THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL REMAIN FOR THE NORTHERN
WATERS OFF DUCK AND SOUTHERN WATERS OFF ONSLOW BAY.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE FORECAST FOR UPDATES.

AMZ158-302000-
/O.CON.KMHX.SC.Y.0085.000000T0000Z-160831T0300Z/
S OF CAPE LOOKOUT TO N OF SURF CITY NC OUT 20 NM-
359 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT.

* SEAS...4 TO 8 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 6 FEET OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED
MARINERS...ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD
AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

&&

$$


Rip Current Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
519 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016


NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-310000-
/O.CON.KILM.RP.S.0004.000000T0000Z-160831T0000Z/
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
519 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT INTO THIS EVENING...

* LOCATION...PENDER...NEW HANOVER...BRUNSWICK...HORRY...AND
  GEORGETOWN COUNTY BEACHES.

* RIP CURRENT RISK...HIGH.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 5 FT AT THE PENDER AND NEW HANOVER COUNTY
  BEACHES...2 TO 3 FEET AT THE BRUNSWICK COUNTY BEACHES...AND 2 TO
  4 FEET AT THE HORRY AND GEORGETOWN COUNTY BEACHES.

* TIMING AND TIDES...RIP CURRENTS CAN BE STRONGEST A COUPLE OF
  HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE. LOW TIDE WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 1230
  AND 130 PM.

* OTHER HAZARDS...WEAK TO MODERATE NORTH TO SOUTH LONGSHORE CURRENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS
ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...JETTIES
AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS...BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND
SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN CALM...
DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR HELP. IF
YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE AND
BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY
AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY.

&&

$$

47


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
410 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

NCZ106-108-110-SCZ054-056-310815-
COASTAL PENDER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-COASTAL HORRY-
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
410 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND
NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

AN ELEVATED RIP CURRENT RISK WILL PERSIST INTO AT LEAST WEDNESDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
403 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

NCZ098-310815-
ONSLOW-
403 AM EDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

 BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$

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