Surf had a Low of 73°, high of 79° with an average of 76.5°, a tad below normal. Sound had a Low of 70° and high of 84°(14° range) and an average of 78.4°. June surf temperatures were fairly flat with a very slight positive slope. Check out the graph, blue diamonds are the surf, red squares are the sound temperatures. By the way, June was another very wet month totaling nearly 9-inches leaving the sound and backwaters very dirty. That’s over 22-inches for May and June combined.
Connecting Channel from AIWW – https://saw-nav.usace.army.mil/INLETS/BOGUE/Bogue_Inlet_Inside.pdf
Inside edge (beach facing) and drop-off of an outer sand bar.
Above Sandbar at high tide with red and black drum and flounder feeding on the backdrop and in the slough. Anglers Mark Z and Marine Richard fishing the backside with blue crab pieces with a couple good days with black and red drum.
Sandbar (white water to the right) and sandbar edge and drop off into deeper water (calm water to the left).
Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2020
Surf had a Low of 65°, high of 77° with an average of 69.7°, spot-on normal. Sound had a Low of 61° and high of 80°(19° range) and an average of 71.3°. May water temperatures climbed nicely through the month and a plot through the surf temperature data showed about 0.35°/day rise (slope of the line) in surf temperatures. Check out the graph, blue diamonds are the surf, red squares are the sound temperatures. By the way, it was a very wet month totaling 13.17″ leaving the sound and backwaters very dirty.
Graphic by Richard Barton
Article by Capt. Jerry Dilsaver Carolina Adventure 2002.
Surf had a Low of 57°, high of 68° with an average of 62.8°, very closet to normal. Sound had a Low of 56° and high of 69° and an average of 63.9°. April water temperatures climbed nicely through the month and a plot through the surf temperature data showed about 0.3°/day rise (slope of the line) in surf temperatures. Check out the graph, blue diamonds are the surf, red squares are the sound temperatures.
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PRESS RELEASE April 2, 2020 Beach Towns Restrict Recreation Water Access
Carteret County, NC: To further protect local residents from the community spread of coronavirus (COVID 19), the Towns of Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach and Pine Knoll Shores will limit recreational water access beginning April 2, 2020.
In a joint effort, each of the four Bogue Banks municipalities will fly Double-Red flags, April 2 through April 29, 2020. Recreational water access will be prohibited during this period.
Restricting recreational water access will reduce the demand on first responders. Additionally, it informs the public that tourist travel to the Crystal Coast is not permitted during Gov. Cooper’s Stay at Home Order.
It is important to note, seasonably warm weather resulted in a water rescue along Bogue Banks on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Limited medical and personal protection supplies for Police, Fire and EMS personnel are a concern. Restricting water access allows first responders to focus on COVID-19 pandemic measures.
According to recent recommendations made by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), socially responsible exercise is key to staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. For clarification, due to the serious nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, swimming, surfing, kiting, and non-motorized recreational water access will be prohibited. Residents are permitted to walk, jog and exercise along the beach strand.
For further information related to this notice, please contact the appropriate Public Information Officer at the Towns of Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach and Pine Knoll Shores.
Town of Atlantic Beach
David R. Walker, Town Manager
252-726-2121 ext 2237
Town of Emerald Isle
Matt Zapp, Town Manager
Town of Indian Beach
Tim White, Town Manager
Town of Pine Knoll Shores
Ken Jones, Town Mayor