Grinch-like weather seems to have settled in over the Outer Banks. To paraphrase Boris Karloff, who narrated the original Grinch Who Stole Christmas, the three words that best describe the weather are, “Stink, stank, stunk!” – Kip Tabb
The wind is from the North at 20mph with stronger gusts, the precipitation ranges from light showers to wind driven sheets of rain and temperatures are falling. In short, a great day to wax your boards, check your lines and take stock of your equipment.
Things are forecast to improve through the end of the week. Hopefully the puppy drum and speckled trout that were running last week will be back.
For surfers, the forecast calls for tomorrow to be the best day for the rest of the week to get out, but that’s a forecast for the entire Outer Banks; there’s almost always one or two spots that seem to have slightly better conditions.
Kiteboarders—not much wind until Friday, but if the forecast holds, Friday should have plenty of sunshine with chilly temperatures.
For our out of town visitors—the Bonner Bridge across Oregon Inlet is closed. Access to Hatteras Island is by ferry from Stumpy Point. You can still get there, but it’s probably better to plan an overnight or weekend trip—or maybe even book a midwinter vacation.