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Beach Hazard in effect

By Ellen Bacca
Published On: Apr 21 2013 08:14:59 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 21 2013 09:35:17 AM CDT
0421 Beach Hazard
Eastern Carolina -

Windy conditions in the wake of a cold front have triggered a Beach Hazard Alert for east facing beaches in the southern outer banks and Carteret County.

This warning will be in effect through Sunday evening for onshore waves of 4-6 feet and the risk of dangerous rip currents.

Onshore the National Weather Service has also issued a Gale Warning in effect through Monday afternoon. This is for winds out of the northeast at about 25-30 mph gusting to around 35-40mph. The warning is in effect for the sounds and seas.

Winds won't completely subside until Tuesday morning.