Is He Coming this Way?
11 PM. Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Hurricane Matthew is a strong tropical weather event that has the attention of virtually all people on the East Coast of the United States. At this time the projected path of the storm is still uncertain, but almost all predictions show that the storm will have some impact on the Outer Banks over the next several days.
Winds are brisk! (9/3/16 2 PM)
Tropical Storm Hermine has moved offshore, but the northern Outer Banks is now getting heavy winds as the storm pulls out to sea. The area continues to be under a Tropical Storm warning until 8 PM tonight.
Wind has arrived (5:00 AM 9/3/16)
Tropical Storm Hermine’s full effects are being felt along the Outer Banks early this morning with heavy winds, lots of rain, and road flooding being experienced at this time.
Wind and Rain headed our way! (9/2/16 2 PM)
A Tropical Storm Warning, and a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Dare and Currituck Counties in anticipation of Hermine arriving in our area overnight.
Hermine limping our way.
As of 9:00 AM on Friday morning (9/2/16) it appears that Tropical Storm (downgraded from a Hurricane earlier this morning) Hermine is going to affect weather on the Outer Banks this weekend.
Everything Outer Banks pauses today and instead of our normal “Memory Monday” we just want to pause and remember those 1.2 Million people who gave the greatest sacrifice to preserve our way of life.
The New York Times reported Monday evening that the Obama administration is set to announce today that they have reversed their earlier position and have decided to withdraw their plan for offshore drilling permitting on the Southeast coast.
Word came this week the venerable Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was malfunctioning. The light stopped flashing this past weekend.
The Cape Hatteras light is known for flashing every 7.5 seconds, but the spindle motor that moves the light in its circular motion malfunctioned and it effectively darkened the light. The Coast Guard, which maintains the light as a navigation aide, has been working on the problem since Monday of this week, but is not predicting when the light will be fully functional again.
Three towns on the Outer Banks are sticking to their budgets and not biting on beach nourishment bids that exceeded the amount of money on hand which means beach nourishment is on hold for another year.