Cape Hatteras National Seashore Impacts of Strong Surf Conditions
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111 ext. 148
As Hurricane Bill passes east of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the National Weather Service is predicting the coastal waters and beaches will experience the effects of the storm beginning in the afternoon hours of August 21, 2009. Heavy surf conditions, with unusually high waves and dangerous rip currents, are predicted over the weekend with possible ocean overwash and flooding of roadways.
Did You Know?
The U.S. Weather Bureau Station on Hatteras Island was built in 1901 and was one of 11 stations built around the country. It is one of only three remaining stations nationwide, and the only one in the nation restored to its 1901 condition. The station was reopened in 2007 to house a visitor center.