Back to Normal after Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is gone, thank goodness, and the cleanup is going very well. The northern Outer Banks completely opened to visitors this afternoon and hopefully Hatteras Island will follow suit in a few days. Ocracoke, though, is going to take a while to cleanup and get ready for visitors. Initial reports seem to indicate there … Continue reading Back to Normal after Hurricane Dorian

Dorian Is Not a Welcome Visitor to the Outer Banks

As visitors go, Hurricane Dorian is not the kind we like on the Outer Banks. The best we can say for him is he’s not going to hang around for very long. Unfortunately his visit is pretty miserable. Here on the northern Outer Banks where are Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates homes are, we’re getting … Continue reading Dorian Is Not a Welcome Visitor to the Outer Banks

A Perfect Weekend to Greet an Outer Banks Summer

It doesn’t get much better than this. Our Outer Banks beaches were filled, and no wonder. The weather this Memorial Day weekend has been as close to perfect as could be. Memorial Day…well, Memorial Day weekend…is the unofficial start of summer. For those who are sticklers for detail, June 21 is the first day of … Continue reading A Perfect Weekend to Greet an Outer Banks Summer

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