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Live blog: Hurricane Maria impacting North Carolina coast

Update: This live blog has been archived.

Hurricane Maria is moving away from the North Carolina coast. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the storm was more than 200 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras.

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SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Cape Lookout to Duck
* Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* North of Duck to the North Carolina/Virginia border
* North of Surf City to south of Cape Lookout

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* Cape Lookout to Duck

Interests elsewhere along the Carolina and Mid-Atlantic coasts
should monitor the progress of Maria.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within
24 to 36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, in this case within the next 24
to to 36 hours.

A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-
threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the
coastline, in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours.
For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather
Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at
hurricanes.gov.

For storm information specific to your area, including possible
inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
local National Weather Service forecast office.
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Here’s the latest from the FOX8 MAX Weather team:

Hurricane Maria is now moving closer, but staying off the coast and will cause rough surf and rip currents, along with strong winds across the coastline. The storm will then begin to move further east, and back out to sea later on Wednesday. Maximum winds on our coast will be along the Outer Banks Tuesday into Wednesday when winds will peak near 50 mph. The rest of our coast to the south will experience winds 25-40 mph. Rainfall of 1-2 inches on the Outer Banks and less than 1 inch elsewhere.

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Here’s the latest on Hurricane Maria from the FOX8 MAX Weather team: 

Hurricane Maria is now moving closer, but staying off the coast and will cause rough surf and rip currents, along with strong winds across the coastline. The storm will then begin to move further east, and back out to sea later on Wednesday. Maximum winds on our coast will be along the Outer Banks Tuesday into Wednesday when winds will peak near 50 mph. The rest of our coast to the south will experience winds 25-40 mph. Rainfall of 1-2 inches on the Outer Banks and less than 1 inch elsewhere.

 

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Here’s the latest on Hurricane Maria from the FOX8 MAX Weather team:

A tropical storm warning is in effect from the NC/VA line to Bogue Inlet. A storm surge watch is in effect from Duck, NC to Cape Lookout, NC.

Hurricane Maria is a category 1 storm, sitting roughly 200 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC. It is producing 75 mph sustained winds with gusts up to 90 mph and moving to the north at 7 mph.

Maria will produce gusty winds and a 2’ to 4’ storm surge across the North Carolina Outer Banks today. About 1” to 2” of rain is also expected.

Tonight, Maria will diminish in strength to a tropical storm before starting its turn to the northeast Wednesday night. By Thursday and Friday, Maria will be on a fast track in the north Atlantic.

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Here’s the latest on Hurricane Maria from the FOX8 MAX Weather team:

Maria lost some steam last night and is now a tropical storm, producing 70 mph sustained winds with 85 mph wind gusts. These strongest winds are close to its center, well away from the North Carolina coastline where winds may gust as high as 40-45 mph today. 

Maria sits about 145 miles east of Cape Hatteras. It will slowly creep northward today before shifting to an eastward track tomorrow morning and quickly zipping off to the north Atlantic by the weekend.

Storm surge is still a big concern for the northern Outer Banks today as the ocean could rise as much as four feet.  Beach erosion, dangerous rip currents, and flooding will be continuing threats for the next couple of days.

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Hurricane Maria is moving away from North Carolina. It is now more than 200 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras.