Watching Maria

Watching Hurricane Maria (9/23/2017 8:00 AM) There are no watches or warnings posted for the United States The National Hurricane Center is posting advisories on Hurricane Maria, currently located east of the Bahamas (800 miles from the Outer Banks). Maria has 120 mph winds, making it a Category 3 storm. …

Watching Jose

Watching Hurricane Jose (9/18/2017 5:00 PM) Jose Will Pass More Than 250 Miles East Of The Outer Banks Dangerous Rip Currents For All Area Beaches Very Rough Surf, Beach Erosion Possible Through Tuesday Strong Winds Tonight Into Early Tuesday Hurricane Jose will be passing well offshore this evening into tomorrow. …

Vernal Pools at Jockey’s Ridge

From the road, Jockey’s Ridge is a huge sand dune, its peaks on a bright day almost painful to look at in their reflected light. From a distance there is no evidence of life, the glistening sandy slopes give the impression of a sterile desert. But the environment is not …

Watching Irma

Watching Hurricane Irma (9/8/2017 5:00 PM) This is our last Irma posting unless something drastic happens that affects our area. The center of Hurricane Irma is forecast to remain several hundred miles south and west of the Outer Banks. The official forecast continues to show Irma making landfall along the …

Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten

Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten Update (8/29/2017 5:00PM) LAST ADVISORY All Tropical Storm Warnings have been discontinued.   The disturbance is moving away from the area. Wind Advisories and Warnings are still in effect for portions of the area through this evening. Strong gusty winds are still possible. Expect rough surf …

Wild Animals on the Outer Banks

Foxes and Otters and Deer, Oh My! In the movie the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, the Tin Woodman and Scarecrow are walking through the forest chanting, “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” That doesn’t quite fit the Outer Banks—there are no lions or tigers here, and the nearest bears …

Fall Events on the Outer Banks

It seems like every year as summer winds down, we write about what a great time the Fall is to visit the Outer Banks. There are many reasons why – the weather is near perfect, the water temperature is ideal, all the businesses are still open, the summer crowds are …

Best Outer Banks Fishing Piers

Outer Banks has a well-deserved reputation for fishing. The fishing piers that line the shoreline are an important part of that culture. Different fish run at different times of the year, but there is almost always a chance that something will be biting. Most of the piers have a pier …

Don’t worry, we have power!

Just in case you’ve heard about a power outage on the Outer Banks, we want to assure you that your vacation home has not been affected. The power outage is contained to Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island, and does not affect the northern beaches of the Outer Banks. This includes …