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Good Morning Everyone,

    The latest update from the National Weather Service included the following forecast changes for Beaufort County.

  • Forecasted rainfall totals have been reduced for Beaufort County, with most areas now expected to receive 1 to 1 ˝ inches of rain. Up to 2 inches are possible for communities along our eastern boarder such as Ponzer, Pamlico Beach, Edward and Aurora. The greatest chance of rain will be between 3pm today and sunset Sunday.
  • A Gale Warning has been issued for the Pamlico and Pungo Rivers, and their adjacent waterways. (Meaning sustained winds of 34 – 47 knots (39 – 54 mph) are expected.)
  • A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for of Beaufort County’s shorelines, with minor to moderate flooding possible for areas east of Blounts Bay along our southside shoreline


    All other aspects of the forecast were relatively unchanged from previous updates. Please see the email below and the attached briefing from the National Weather Service for more information.

    This will be the last update pertaining to this weather event. Please continue to monitor local media outlets for updates and any watches / warnings that may be issued.

    As always, thank you all for what you do to keep Beaufort County informed, prepared and safe.


    Chris Newkirk
       Deputy Director,     Beaufort County Emergency Services

    1420 Highland Dr
    Washington, NC 27889

       Office: (252) 940-6511  •  Cell: (252) 378-5352


Good Morning,

    Attached is our latest briefing for this weekend's strong coastal low. Conditions will deteriorate today, with very strong winds, significant coastal flooding and ocean overwash, and dangerous marine conditions expected this weekend. Coastal Flood Watches were upgraded to Warnings overnight, and Storm Warnings were issued for storm force winds on the coastal waters and Pamlico Sound. The rainfall forecast has trended down a bit as well, with the heaviest rainfall now expected to remain just offshore.

    With the event beginning this morning, this will be our last briefing unless there are significant changes made to the forecast. Please feel free to share this information widely, and let us know if you have any questions.

    Thank You,

      NWS Morehead City

      NOAA - National Weather Service

      Newport/Morehead City, NC Weather Forecast Office
      533 Roberts Rd
      Newport, NC 28570
      Phone: 252-223-5737
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