Powerful Winds, Rain and Pounding Surf-OBX Experiences Nor’Easter

The winds are howling, the seas are building to 10-14’ and the rain was coming down in sheets earlier. Thankfully, the rain has let up for the time being, but a curtain call is predicted for tomorrow. All the elements are there for a classic nor’easter—and that’s what this is. This is the same system … Continue reading Powerful Winds, Rain and Pounding Surf-OBX Experiences Nor’Easter

Hello to Mustang Rock & Roast, Goodbye to TS Michael

Hurricane Michael will be just a memory by Saturday and Sunday, but as it leaves the Outer Banks it’s dragging some awesome weather behind it. Actually by the time it gets to the Outer Banks, it will be Tropical Storm Michael and after looking at every weather forecast we can find, it looks as though … Continue reading Hello to Mustang Rock & Roast, Goodbye to TS Michael

Perfect Beach Days on the Outer Banks

We have had a series of perfect beach days here on the Outer Banks, and today was no exception. And, the good news is, there doesn’t seem to be anything out there that will change that for the next three or four days. What constitutes a perfect day for the beach? First—there has to be … Continue reading Perfect Beach Days on the Outer Banks

When Rain Goes Away Musicians Come Out to Play

Live Outdoor Music Back on Tap for Upcoming Week We have had a lot of rain here on the Outer Banks over the past week. If the rain gauge at the Dare County Airport on Roanoke Island is accurate—and it’s the official record keeper—it looks like 14” over the past seven days. We’ve had a … Continue reading When Rain Goes Away Musicians Come Out to Play

Outer Banks Safety Tips for a Great Vacation

For very good reasons the Outer Banks is one of the most popular places for families to visit. Fantastic summer weather, great beaches and the ocean is usually a great place to go swimming. But usually is not always, and there are some days when going in the ocean is dangerous. We call them red … Continue reading Outer Banks Safety Tips for a Great Vacation

Nor’easters Create Perfect Conditions for Big Surf Waves

Amazing Conditions Greet Surfers on Wednesday Maybe it was the back to back nor’easters that created the perfect conditions for the waves that rolled in on Wednesday. Maybe it was the wind shifting just enough to the west to stack those massive waves, so they were no longer an unreadable swirl of currents. Whatever it … Continue reading Nor’easters Create Perfect Conditions for Big Surf Waves

Springtime in February on the Outer Banks

A Great Day to Be on the Beach A day like we had today is a rare Outer Banks treat in February. Warm temperatures, a breeze from the southwest and the waves were breaking beautifully this morning. Of course, the water temperature is still 45-50 degrees, so no one was in the water in shorts, … Continue reading Springtime in February on the Outer Banks

Back to Normal on Outer Banks as Frigid Temperatures Retreat

With temperatures finally climbing above freezing it looks as though Snowmageddon is finally coming to an end on the Outer Banks. Effects of Cold Temperatures and Heavy Snowfall Not completely back to normal yet. Dare County Schools will be closed on Monday—that’s three snow days in a row. But county roads are still not completely … Continue reading Back to Normal on Outer Banks as Frigid Temperatures Retreat

Hurricane Maria Effects Southern Outer Banks

Hurricane Maria Effects on Outer Banks Even though the center of Hurricane Maria is going to remain far out to sea, as a precautionary step Ocracoke and Hatteras Island have evacuated all visitors. This does not effect the northern Outer Banks—Nags Head to Corolla—at all. The concern in this case is ocean overwash, especially north of … Continue reading Hurricane Maria Effects Southern Outer Banks

Rip Current Basics-Some Safety Tips

We had nice warm day today on the Outer Banks—a great day to get an ocean swim in. Beautiful ocean temperatures. The surf was beginning to come up but it wasn’t too bad. What is a Rip Curent Today though, might be the last day to get in the ocean for a few days, though. … Continue reading Rip Current Basics-Some Safety Tips