Skateborader in flight at Kitty Hawk Skatepark.

Given how spectacular the Outer Banks weather has been for the past two weeks, our reaction is “better here than there…” wherever there may be. 

It ’s not that “there” can’t be spectacular and wonderful, it’s just that with temperature in the 60s to low 70, it feels more like spring than winter along the Outer Banks. What seems particularly nice is even the rain has cooperated, falling conveniently overnight or in the early morning hours.

The kids are out in force, cell phones tucked away in back pockets, they’re on bikes, visiting and there’s always a good sized group gathered around the skate parks. There are four of them; one in Manteo, Nags Head at the Y,  Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk.

It does looks as though we’re going to have a one day dip in the temperatures. A cold front is expected to move through this evening and the high tomorrow is forecast to be in the low 50s. Then for al least the next week, no rain and a return to mild temperatures.

How long will this pattern last? It’s anybody’s guess. 

If it holds through mid March we may have the best weather we’ve seen in some time for Mike Kelly’s Annual St. Patty’s Day Parade

The parade is happening earlier than usual this year—Sunday March 12, so be sure to make a not of that.