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Hurricane Jose- Outer Banks

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Hurricane Jose- Outer Banks

We are arriving tomorrow for a week in Avon. Watching Jose...What's everyone's thoughts on the impact on the Outer Banks?

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1. Re: Hurricane Jose- Outer Banks

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
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2. Re: Hurricane Jose- Outer Banks

Yes, high chance of rip currents. A teenage boy just drowned at Buxton last week. Watch your young men folks, especially. They are the age group most prone to take risks.

https:/…

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Jose is not predicted to hit the US.

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3. Re: Hurricane Jose- Outer Banks

Think it will stay off shore and just give OBX some heavy surf and some rain on tuesday.

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4. Re: Hurricane Jose- Outer Banks

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

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCDAT2+shtml/152035.shtml

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

the weekend.

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5. Re: Hurricane Jose- Outer Banks

"As Jose passes, swimming on the Outer Banks is a dangerous idea":

newsobserver.com/news/…article173898826.html

Edited: 18 September 2017, 14:53
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6. Re: Hurricane Jose- Outer Banks

We are here now, no swimming for sure. Crazy surf, some flooding, should get better tuesday or wednesday.

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7. Re: Hurricane Jose- Outer Banks

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!

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8. Re: Hurricane Jose- Outer Banks

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
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9. Re: Hurricane Jose- Outer Banks

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.

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10. Re: Hurricane Jose- Outer Banks

Thanks, will do for sure.

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