The surf is most likely going to be rough. We've been there when there were hurricanes hundreds of miles off the coast and the surf was rough with a high chance of rip currents.Edited: 14 September 2017, 16:05
Could be breezy, the sand can blow pretty good with TS winds on the beach. Also there is a big wind field with this one which might make some coastal flooding on 12
2. Although the center of Jose is forecast to pass well east of the
North Carolina coast early next week, tropical-storm-force winds are
expected to extend well west of the center and could approach the
North Carolina Outer Banks on Monday. Farther north along the U.S.
east coast, the chance of some direct impacts from Jose is
increasing, but it is too soon to determine their exact magnitude
and location. Interests along the U.S. east coast from North
Carolina to New England should monitor the progress of Jose through
We are here now, no swimming for sure. Crazy surf, some flooding, should get better tuesday or wednesday.
Might make for some good shelling. Keep an eye on the water even after Tues or Weds. Those rips are treacherous. Make sure everyone knows to swim parallel to shore to get out of one and not try to fight it and swim straight toward the beach. I'd just stay in ankle deep myself!
Update after Jose in Avon- the surf stayed rough and wild until Thursday. Some high winds but not a lot of rain. The tides brought waves right up to the dunes and many private boardwalk stairs were washed out, including ours at our rental home "All's That". The dunes took a beating! Lots of flooding in many yards and under homes, making people park their cars along Ocean View Drive. Rt 12 had flooding and intermittent road closure closer to Rodanthe due to over wash. The intersection at the Food Lion stayed partially flooded thru Friday when we left. More standing water on Rt 12 as we made our way off island. With Maria looking like she might follow Joe's path, I worry about more flooding due to the already high water table.Edited: 24 September 2017, 15:08
I'd take my car to a good car wash with an undercarriage option to make sure you get any left over salt out of there.
Thanks, will do for sure.