Earl to bring high surf, rip currents to Beaufort County beaches

August 31, 2010 

Significant swell energy from Hurricane Earl will begin to impact the coast of Beaufort on Wednesday, with the greatest impact expected Thursday into early Friday, according to the National Weather Service website.

The service issued this statement:

“The long period swells will likely result in high surf with 4- to 7-foot breakers possible along the coast, as well as dangerous rip currents. In addition, moderate beach erosion and minor coastal flooding will also be possible, especially around high tide. Conditions along the coast will gradually improve late Friday through Labor Day weekend as Hurricane Earl lifts northeast away from the region.”

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