Lots of people want to know what our weather is like in the fall. It can be very variable, but in 2007 we stayed warm into December. My last tomato was picked in mid-December.
The following post was written in the fall of 2007 when we the weather was beginning to change.
We walked the beaches of Emerald Isle on November 1.
The temperature actually reached 80 degrees sometime during the day.
It was very nice walking along the beach. The breakers were really impressive.
There was very little wind in advance of Hurricane Noel. However, the waves were very impressive. I have never seen that many surfers on the beach at one time.
I noticed that Kevin Myatt of the Roanoke Times posted a blog entry, "Hurricane Noel will help it get colder here."
I don't think it is just Roanoke that is going to get colder.
Today when I went over to the beach, the winds were very strong from the north. Since we have east-west beaches, the wind was blowing the water off shore We certainly aren't going to hit 80 degrees for the next few days.
Also the water temperature is down to 69 degree Fahrenheit. The good news is that is still much warmer than Canadian water which is where we spent many years.
I heard of winds hitting 47 mph in Harker's Island. There is some localized flooding along the Neuse River.
The Weatherground has this to say about the Noel related weather.
Sound side flooding along the southern Pamlico Sound will be most significant across eastern Carteret County where water levels of 4 to 6 feet above normal are possible. Flooding is expected alongBack Creek... Adams Creek and South River. Portions of Highway 12 near Cedar Island will likely become flooded and may become impassable on Friday.
Breakers of 10 to 12 feet are forecast in the surf along the
Outer Banks from Cape Hatteras north Friday through Saturday
morning. The rough surf and strong onshore flow will produce
moderate beach erosion and ocean over wash around high tide. High tide Friday will occur around 2 am and 230 PM with the best chance for over wash occurring during the higher Friday afternoon high tide.
That kind of weather is one reason, I am happy to be in western Carteret County. The area from Ocracoke north on the map always has challenges during these storms. We are just a little less exposed on the Southern Outer Banks.
As this blows by us, I suspect we will return to some warm weather.
They turned out to be the case, we had what I called a never ending fall.