Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Unsettled on the coast

Kitty Hawk Ocean Rescue training in the surf yesterday.

Heavy rain continued along the coast of North Carolina yesterday with one to two inches in many locations. I drove north about an hour or so to Nags Head in a gusty onshore wind and steady rain. Skies cleared a little in the afternoon and the precipitation ended. We are hoping to have some sunshine today, but it remains unsettled with the risk of thunderstorms. Temperatures have been around 23C which is a little below normal for mid-May. The seas were a little rough yesterday as well. I walked the beach in Kitty Hawk and took some photos (above) of the Ocean Rescue training in 60 degree water.

Today it is off to Ocracoke Island, chasing the sunshine south. That stubborn front remains nearly stationary with warmer air south and much cooler air north of us. I am noticing a line of thunderstorms to our southwest - so I may have some decent storm photos later on today. One thing is for certain, a cloudy day on Hatteras is still 1000 times better than a sunny day at work or really anywhere else!

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