Kitty Hawk Beach by the Black Pelican at 3:00 p.m. high tide.
It looks like we’re in for some interesting weather for about a week here on the Outer Banks. There’s a low pressure system sitting off the coast a couple of hundred miles south of Cape Hatteras and it’s windy, the surf is up and every once in a while the clouds spit out some rain.
It’s not quite miserable, but it’s doubtful if anyone would call this great weather.
It has stayed surprisingly warm; the system came up from the south and it pulled warm air with it. The result? A lot of the characteristics of a nor’easter but the temperatures are warm and comfortable.
There’s a lot happening this week on the Outer Banks and the weather may reek havoc with schedules.
Saturday looks as though it’s going to be the worst of the days and the Dare County Arts Council Artrageous is scheduled from 10-3 at Rec Park in Kill Devil Hills. They’ll make a call on Thursday about whether to go forward with it or move it to the rain date of October 31.
The 4th Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival at Roanoke Island Festival Park is Wednesday through Saturday. It’s going to happen rain or shine, so bring a rain coat, a waterproof tarp and enjoy some great music.
The ESA Eastern Championships at Jennette’s Pier have managed to get in a couple of rounds of competition. Waves are predicted at 6-9’ tonight, but are expected to come back down to 5-6’ tomorrow. However, with winds blowing at 20-25mph, conditions will be iffy.
Next week is looking a lot better, and who knows? Maybe the forecast will prove wrong and we’ll get some great weather in.