Strong Winds Cause Unusually Low Tide in North Carolina's Outer Banks

StoryfulPublished: September 13, 201715 views
Published: September 13, 2017

Strong winds in the wake of Hurricane Irma were said to have caused an unusually low tide in North Carolina’s Outer Banks on September 11. Photographer Wes Snyder captured footage of the low tide along the Pamlico Sound in Rodanthe. The National Weather Service in Raleigh that day reported strong northeast winds and a high-pressure system in the Carolinas following Hurricane Irma. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), strong offshore winds and high-pressure systems can contribute to low tides. A report from North Carolina Department of Public Safety also warned against winds hitting the Outer Banks and causing minor power outages. Credit: Wesley Snyder Photography via Storyful

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