Coastal Low Has People On Alert

The start of hurricane season is only a week away and it looks like we may get an early taste of what the season has in store.

A low pressure system will stall about 300 miles off the North Carolina coast on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. The system will continue to pump moisture into our coastal sections. The storm will move away from the coast late in the week.

Experts say this won't be a huge wind event except for in some areas as heavy bands pass through.

Of more concern will be the building surf and risk for dangerous rip current Tuesday through the end of the week.

This week is National Hurricane Awareness Week and emergency management officials in Carteret County say this storm looks to be an early reminder to stock up on supplies as experts are predicting an active season.

Some residents we spoke to say living at the coast always keeps tropical weather at the forefront of their minds.

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  • by Anonymous on May 25, 2010 at 05:08 AM
    Thank you for letting us know, first I have heard about it. Hopefully when other weather that is a threat we will get more than a burried story.

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