Hurricane Matthew and the Outer Banks This Week

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Normally today we would be publishing a long list of fun and interesting activities on the Outer Banks this week. However, today we will be watching the path of Hurricane Matthew very carefully. We will also be following posts and information from all upcoming major events and keep you posted as we learn more.

As you can see, the potential for rain and wind from now through the weekend is very strong. We are hoping that Hurricane Matthew will be polite and steer away from the Outer Banks so that we can enjoy all the events and fun that is planned for October.

In the meantime, if you are on the Outer Banks please stay safe and follow the directions issused by the County, State and National Weather Service.  We are currently under a High Surf Advisory along with a Beach Hazard warning so please be safe. This is a better time to watch the ocean instead being in it.

Issuing Office: Newport – Source: The National Weather Service – 2:56am EDT, Wed Oct 5

HIGH SURF ADVISORY FROM 2:56AM EDT WED UNTIL 2PM EDT THU … HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THURSDAY… … BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THURSDAY. * HAZARDS… HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS. * LOCATION… BEACHES NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS. * TIMING AND TIDES… THE GREATEST THREAT FOR RIP CURRENTS IS A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE… WHICH OCCURS AROUND 430 PM THIS AFTERNOON. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT REMAIN CALM. DON’T FIGHT THE CURRENT. SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. WHEN OUT OF THE CURRENT… SWIM BACK TO SHORE. IF TIRED… FLOAT OR TREAD WATER UNTIL OUT OF THE RIP CURRENT. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE… FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP. A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA… PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

If you have news on an event postponement or cancellation or if you are searching for information about an even please email us at support@obx.com.

Stay Safe!