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Old 10-15-2007, 07:44 AM
 
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Does anyone know if Hatteras water is warm enough to swim in this time of year?

Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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According to the NODC (national oceanographic data center) the average water temp in Hatteras for the weeks Oct 16-31 is 68 degrees.

A tad chilly for me
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile Water should improve

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Does anyone know if Hatteras water is warm enough to swim in this time of year?

Thanks!
The weather is supposed to be warm all week though temperature will be cool in the evening.

These are our surf temperatures on the Crystal Coast as reported by Weather Underground.
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Area water temperatures. Beaufort was 73 degrees, Hammocks Beach had
68, and Bogue Inlet Pier reported 77.
We were in the water a few miles east of Bogue Inlet last week and the water was fine but it was 79 the night I was in the surf. There were people swimming, but far more fishermen.

This weekend with the cooler temperatures, the water temperature had dropped five or six degrees but it has come back up a few degrees with the warm afternoons.

This is what Weather Underground has for the Northern Outer Banks and Hatteras area.

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Area water temperatures. Duck Pier had 72 degrees, Avalon pier was
70, Oregon Inlet Marina had 72 degrees, Avon pier was 73 degrees,
and Hatteras Island fishing pier reported 73 degrees.
The weather doesn't look cool enough for significant cooling of the surf at Hatteras. You might find it cool when you jump in, but if you want to swim, it won't be that bad.

-David Sobotta

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Tuesday
75 F | 64 F
24 C | 18 C

Wednesday
77 F | 66 F
25 C | 19 C

Thursday
77 F | 67 F
25 C | 19 C

Friday
76 F | 66 F
24 C | 19 C

Saturday
77 F | 65 F
25 C | 18 C

Sunday
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the middle 60s.
Monday
Sunny. Highs in the middle 70s.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Ah yes, sea surface temperatures is one of the many fascinating things about the coast of North Carolina!!!
The point of Hatteras is where, in terms of water-North meets South!! And it becomes very obvious this time of year.
Take a look at the picture below. It is sea surface temperatures from this morning.
The warm Gulf Stream waters flow up to the point of Hatteras, then hang a right and head across the Atlantic Basin. Cool waters associated with the Labrador Currents meet the Gulf Stream at this point. Well actually, the go under the Gulf waters, creating a thermocline.
As we progress into winter, that blue, cool water will wrap itself around the point and start heading towards Ocracoke. By Feb-March the process reverses itself and the cool waters will move north past Avon/Waves/Rodanthe.
Real soon you will see beach water temperature breaks up to 10 degrees within just a mile or two on Hatteras Island.
Fascinating Stuff!

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Old 10-21-2007, 06:32 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Riebots, I don't live there "yet" but I just came back from the beach in Ocean County NJ and the water is fine 69 degrees and we were swimming most of the day. Tomorrow is going to be 80 up here and I plan on swimming again. So if your 3 to 400 miles south of here I think you will be fine
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:24 PM
 
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Hey Jersey Man- Maybe rieboots is from Key West. Water temps 80 degrees this week! Now that is a swimming temp

Oh Gawd! I am such a water wimp!

But I will golf in 30 degree temps!
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:56 PM
 
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Thanks everyone! I appreciate the responses! We leave tomorrow for our week's vacation. Sounds like i might even join the kids in the water.
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:04 PM
 
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Have a super time!!!!
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