NOAA Issues High Surf Advisory As Teddy Moves Northeast
Hurricane Teddy may be moving away from us here in Maine, but large wave swells are moving in our direction.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for both coastal Hancock and Washington Counties until 8 a.m. Tuesday, and one could predict that it will extended into the mid-week.
Hurricane Teddy continues to move northeast and is expected to move into Nova Scotia sometime early Wednesday morning. At this writing this Monday morning, Hurricane Teddy is a category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 100 mph.
But if you like to head to the shore to view high waves, then you're in luck.
The National Weather Service tells us that large breaking waves between 4 and 6 feet are expected in the advisory zone, and that "high tide on Tuesday afternoon may produce over wash on vulnerable coastal roads and coastal erosion. This tide will also generate very large waves that could make viewing these waves from coastal rocks and ledges very dangerous."
It's recommended that you use extreme caution when viewing the large waves from any rocky ledges within Acadia National Park. Traffic may be heavy tomorrow and Wednesday as wave watchers drive the Park Loop Road on Mount Desert Island and also within the Schoodic Point peninsula. Some roads may even be closed if the traffic becomes too heavy.
Otherwise, expect a mostly sunny day on this Monday with a high of 63. Cloudy and windy on Tuesday with a chance of rain in the afternoon, the high temp will be around 62. Wind gusts up to 30 mph on Wednesday, but mostly sunny with a high of 72 degrees.