Erosion at the Hatteras Inlet ferry terminal. Photo: P.. Vankevich

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1. A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for the Outer Banks (Ocracoke Island northward). 

Increasing swell from Paulette starting at the high tide cycle tonight and again Tuesday morning will likely cause ocean over wash on Highway 12 in vulnerable locations. The highest impacts from are east facing beaches, I.E Hatteras Island from around Rodanthe south to the north side of Buxton.  Elsewhere in the advisory area minor over wash is possible.  See the hand drawn graphics for specifics. 
2. High risk for rip currents will continue Tuesday, with very rough surf.  With a forecast of nice weather Tuesday and possibly an increase in beach visitorsPlease continue helping us message this threat to those visiting the beaches this week.

3. A higher than normal astronomical tide may again produce elevated water levels Wednesday and Thursday. 

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