Cape Hatteras National Seashore warns visitors of dangerous ocean conditions associated with distant Hurricane Lee

Cape Hatteras National Seashore entrance at Whalebone Junction.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore warns its visitors that ocean conditions this week are forecast to be dangerous along all beaches due to distant Hurricane Lee. Visitors are urged to avoid swimming in the ocean until conditions improve.

Large breaking waves, life-threatening rip currents, beach erosion, ocean overwash and coastal flooding are all possible, according to the National Weather Service’s Newport/Morehead City Weather Reporting Office. These dangerous conditions are expected to persist into this weekend.

Visit the National Hurricane Center webpage for updates on Hurricane Lee. To view the daily beach conditions forecast, visit the Love The Beach, Respect The Ocean website.

Severe Weather Updates graphic for CAHA, FORA, WRBR.