Increased threat of rip currents today

By on June 26, 2022

Dare County
June 26 Morning Beach Conditions

(NWS Newport/Morehead)

HIGH rip current risk at the beaches of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Pea Island, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, and Buxton. Ocean conditions will bring powerful rip currents from Duck to Buxton. Ocean swimming is not recommended, stay out of the water!

MODERATE rip current risk south of Cape Hatteras including Frisco, Hatteras Village, & Ocracoke. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape a rip current should enter the water. Never swim alone, always take flotation!

Strongest rip currents often occur a couple hours either side of low tide, which occurs at 12:15 pm today.

Sunny today with high temperatures around 80. Light and variable winds to start the day then southeast at 5 to 10 mph. Water Temperatures: Duck Pier…72. Jennettes Pier…72. Oregon Inlet Marina…77. Rodanthe Pier…76. Avon Pier…77.

If help is needed call 911!

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