High rip warnings from Duck to Ocracoke today

By on May 20, 2023

(National Weather Service at Newport/Morehead City)
May 20 | Morning Beach Conditions

HIGH rip current risk continues at all area beaches today including Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Pea Island, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras Village and Ocracoke.  Powerful rip currents will be present at all ocean beaches. Ocean conditions are unsafe for swimming, stay out of the water!

Strongest rip currents often occur a couple hours either side of low tide, which is around 2:25 pm today.

On the northern beaches expect partly sunny skies, some patchy fog, showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. On Hatteras Island expect mostly cloudy skies, showers and a chance of thunderstorms until 4 pm, then becoming mostly sunny. At all beaches temperatures will be in the mid 70s with a south wind at 10 to 15 mph. Water temperatures: Duck Pier…65. Jennettes Pier…64. Oregon Inlet Marina…66. Avon Pier…70.

Ocean Rescue staffing is at off season levels. Most beaches are covered by a roving patrol. If help is needed, know your location and call 911!


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).



  • lee

    Mark I have often wondered why you watches and warnings stop at the dare/ currituck line. Why doesn’t it include the currituck outerbanks. Are the tourist in currituck not worthy? I also thought that maybe the voice is a dare county home news source. But I noticed the map here goes to Hyde county and beyond. Just wondering if you can find out.

    Saturday, May 20 @ 8:58 am
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Lee, I’m not sure what you are asking.

    Saturday, May 20 @ 10:01 am
  • lee

    Mark I am asking why do the watches and warnings are from duck south. Your article includes every town from duck to Ocracoke with high risk of rip currents. Why do these warning not include Currituck outer banks. I guarantee you the rip currents in currituck is just as bad as duck. You say ocean conditions are unsafe and to stay out of water. How about corolla shouldn’t they be included in this warning or should the tourist there just go in the water. Maybe this question should be ask to the weather service. It should read from virginia line to Ocracoke. Ever wonder if any tourist in corolla might see this warning and think it is ok in corolla because the warning is from duck south.
    Hope you understand what I am asking now.

    Sunday, May 21 @ 8:05 am
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Thanks for clarifying Lee, we’ll take a look at including the Currituck Outer Banks when that info is available.

    Sunday, May 21 @ 9:24 am