Tides Running High Again TodayNovember 18th, 2012 at 9:25 am by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
We have a Coastal Flood Advisory for our area until 4pm. High tide at Sewells Point is expected to occur at 12:30 this afternoon where the tides would be at 4.5ft. Some Minor tidal flooding is possible at these levels. Tonight the high tide will not be as high with a expected level at 4ft. Tomorrow at 1pm the High tide might be just as high as today. NWS Tide Forecast.
Across the OBX the wind and waves will be also high and strong. Wave heights are expected to be up to 6ft near Rodanthe today. This could cause more over-wash and damage to NC 12 south of the Oregon Inlet.
The camera in Rodanthe is offline so that is the closest shot we have to that area.
Now for the setup, its just about the same as yesterday:
For the OBX you can almost call this storm a Nor’Easter since this will be the only area experiencing the rain, wind and waves the worst. In Virginia and across the Southside we might see a stray shower this afternoon, but most of us will remain dry. Wind speeds are expected to be sustained at 10-20mph and gusts can easily be up to 30mph today.
For today, tomorrow and Tuesday we will see NE winds with gusts around 30mph. This will keep the tides running close to or at that “minor” flood stage. Also, our temperatures will stay in the 50s from the wind flowing over the cooler waters.
Stay Dry and Safe away from the dangerous surf.
…By the Way, Thanksgiving Day looks nice. Sunny & Calm with highs near 61.
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson