Checked out the beach tonight after dinner. It wasn't high tide but the surf was definitely up from Hurricane Bill. Lots of photographers on the beach and everyone was enjoying the beauty of Mother Nature.
I will be heading out in the morning to get some more images and see what the storm has kicked up as it moves past the Outer Banks way out at sea! Sure glad this one missed us!
Coastal Flood Warning
Expires 12:00 PM EDT on August 23, 2009 -->
Statement as of 5:19 PM EDT on August 21, 2009
... Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect from 8 am Saturday
"Swells from Hurricane Bill will gradually increase along the coast tonight through Saturday... producing rough surf... dangerousrip currents... and a threat of coastal flooding.Waves in the surf zone are expected to peak at 10 to 14 feetSaturday evening. This will produce very dangerous surf... significant beach erosion and possibly ocean overwash. The mostlikely time for overwash will be around 9 am Saturday morning and930 PM Saturday evening during high tide.The high surf combined with higher than normal astronomical tidesmay result in water levels 3 to 4 feet above normal around thetimes of high tide. Ocean overwash will be most significant alongthe Outer Banks... mainly north of Cape Hatteras. Portions of Highway 12 are very vulnerable and may become impassable Saturday into Saturday night."