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Watch for ocean overwash Monday night, Tuesday morning

A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for the Outer Banks including Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands.

Increasing swell from Paulette starting at the high tide cycle Monday and again Tuesday morning will likely cause ocean overwash on Highway 12 in vulnerable locations, reports the National Weather Service.

The highest impacts from the swells will be felt along east-facing beaches on Hatteras Island from around Rodanthe south to the north side of Buxton.

Elsewhere, minor overwash is possible.

High tides are around 6 p.m. on Monday, September 14 and between 6 and 7 a.m. Tuesday morning and around 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.

The high risk for life-threatening rip currents will continue Tuesday, with very rough surf.  

A higher than normal astronomical tide may again produce elevated water levels Wednesday and Thursday.

Ocean overwash may occur in these locations in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore:

– South of the Oregon Inlet Bridge to the Pea Island Visitor Center

– Mirlo Beach area, on the northern edge of Rodanthe

– South of the Avon Pier along Ocean View Drive

– At the north end of Buxton

Other vulnerable areas in the seashore include:

– Between Frisco and Hatteras Village

– Along Pole Rd, south of Ramp 55

– Along the north end of Ocracoke island

Life-threatening rip currents and rough surf may occur along all oceanfront beaches in the seashore.

Dangerous beachfront conditions and inaccessible off-road vehicle routes may occur, particularly at high tide.

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