Sea Dunes

Rental Townhome Community  
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

WEATHER RESOURCES


Weather
Links...


National Weather Service

 

Kitty Hawk Weather Link

or call ....(252) 223 - 5737

 


Road
Conditions...


For information on current road & travel conditions call:
 
North Carolina 1-252-549-5100 ext 7623
  www.ncsmartlink.org
Virginia 1-800-367-7623

 

Weather Terms...

TROPICAL DEPRESSION:
A disturbance with a clearly defined low pressure area; highest wind speed is thirty-eight (38) miles per hour.

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY:
When winds 21-38 miles per hour (18-39 knots) or hazardous wave conditions threaten a coastal area, small craft operators are advised to remain in port or not to venture into the sea.

TROPICAL STORM:
A distinct low pressure area well defined by a rotating circulation, with winds of 39-73 miles per hour.

TROPICAL STORM WATCH:
An announcement for specific areas that a tropical storm, (or the potential of a newly developing tropical
storm) poses a threat to coastal areas, generally within 36 hours.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING:
A warning that tropical storm conditions, including possible sustained winds within the range of 39-73 miles per hour, are expected in specific coastal areas within 24 hours.

HURRICANE:
Once a tropical storm's constant wind speed reaches 74 miles per hour or greater, it is classified as a hurricane.

HURRICANE WATCH:

An announcement for specific areas that a hurricane or hurricane conditions pose a threat to coastal area, generally within 36 hours.

HURRICANE WARNING:
An alert that a hurricane is expected in a specified coastal area within 24 hours. When a hurricane warning is issued, all precautions should be completed immediately. If the hurricane's path is unusual or erratic, the warning may be issued only a few hours before the beginning of hurricane conditions.

HIGH WIND WATCH/WARNING:
A warning will be issued for inland counties where hurricane force winds are anticipated.

HURRICANE HAZARDS:
A striking hurricane creates four major hazards; storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and heavy rains.