Throughout history, weather has played a vital role on the Outer Banks be it the lure of a sunny summer day, the biting wind of a nor’easter, or the terrible damage of a hurricane. Being aware of and preparing properly for the weather conditions on the seashore can help make a trip more successful. So when visiting Cape Hatteras National Seashore, pay attention to the weather and stay safe. Below are some tips about weather on the seashore.
Weather and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Heat and Humidity
Did You Know?
When the Home sank on Diamond Shoals off of Cape Hatteras in 1837, there were only two life jackets for all 130 people on board. Ninety people died. Congress passed the Steamboat Act the next year, requiring all vessels to carry one life jacket per passenger.