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.
May 6, 2022
May 11, 2022
This pesky low that's been hanging around the last few days makes its closest pass to us tonight before it finally sinks south.
Conditions improve tomorrow before we enter a wetter pattern (that will hopefully bring some much needed rain) to end the week.
Until then the Outer Banks as well as the sound waters in Pamlico Sound, Core Sound, Back Sound and Bogue Sound are under a Gale Warning -- sustained wind speeds of 39 mph to 54 mph.
Before & After Satellite Imagery
Wild Cows on North Core Banks
Images are of when we first spotted the one cow in September, a photo gallery of images taken of the roundup efforts on November 21 & 22 (including one of all three cows dashing away after being released on their home range) and finally a video of the ferry as it leaves North Core Banks for the mainland carrying the cows and the equipment.
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The 3 wild cows that were swept from their home range by the storm surge during Hurricane Dorian over to North Core Banks in Cape Lookout National Seashore, were rounded up and returned by ferry to the mainland to be reunited with their herd.
Last updated: May 11, 2022