Our office is currently monitoring an approaching cold front that will bring strong winds and the potential for severe weather to our area tomorrow.
Please see the email below and attached briefing from the National Weather Service
for additional information. Their next update is expected tomorrow morning.
We encourage everyone to continue to monitor local media outlets for further developments, as well as any watches and / or warnings that may be issued.
As always, thank you all for what you do to keep Beaufort County prepared and safe.
Deputy Director, Beaufort County Emergency Services
1420 Highland Dr
Washington, NC 27889
Office: (252) 940-6511
Cell: (252) 378-5352
Click the image below to receive the enitre mutli-page PDF describing what might be a powerful storm: Below.
A slow moving, wet cold front is forecast to move across Eastern NC Thursday. Strong southerly winds ahead of the front will result in Gale Force Winds over the coastal waters and Sounds with gusts up to 50 mph possible along the immediate coast. An isolated damaging wind gust and a brief tornado will be possible in the strongest thunderstorms. Heavy rainfall with amounts in excess of 2 inches in spots will result in minor flooding of low lying areas. The strong winds will produce dangerous surf of 6-9 ft resulting in beach erosion and rip currents. Minor soundside flooding with inundation of 1-2 ft above ground will be possible in areas vulnerable to southerly flow.
Another briefing for this weather system will be issued Thursday morning. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our office at 252-223-5737 EXT 6
NWS Morehead City