Storm Watch

An RV buried to its wheels in sand after a hurricane.

NPS Photo

Storms--whether a coastal storm, nor'easter, tropical storm, or hurricane--are a part of living along the coast. Storms can affect the park with overwash, erosion and closures. The park will issue news releases on the storm(s) and any possible impacts to the islands and park operations.

Before, during, and after a storm, please monitor this page as well as our social media account on Facebook and Twitter, and our Current Conditions page for information about park conditions.

Coastal Storm on Monday

Strengthening low pressure will move up the North Carolina coast on Monday and exit late Monday night. Strong North Winds develop Monday into first half of Monday evening, and could result in minor coastal flooding and overwash, especially in areas that were impacted from the last storm. The minor coastal flood threat is for the Outer Banks north of Cape Hatteras as well as downeast Carteret County near Cedar Island.

Temperatures will drop to around freezing on the Outer Banks Tuesday night and Wednesday night.

Keep up to date with local conditions with the National Weather Service Forecast.

Last updated: March 10, 2018

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