A high risk of rip currents continues on Tuesday, October 3, for all Outer Banks beaches from Buxton north, per an update from the National Weather Service. A moderate risk of rip currents is in effect for Hatteras Island beaches south of Frisco, and Ocracoke Island.
A high risk of rip currents means that the surf zone is dangerous for all levels of swimmers, and beachgoers should stay out of the water.
The public should check surf and swimming conditions before heading to the beach, and the daily beach forecast at www.weather.gov/beach/mhx includes rip current risk levels, and information about other hazards along the shoreline. In addition, the public can visit Dare County’s Love The Beach, Respect The Ocean website for current risks and additional info about rip current safety.
For more information on the local forecast, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for general weather information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.