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?
The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.