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Thursday, December 31, 2015
The calendar says that it is winter, but Mother Nature seems a little confused.
It is New Year's Eve and for a couple of weeks, our low temperatures have been around 64F. Our high temperatures have mostly been in the mid-seventies but we have reached 80F a couple of times.
You can read about this year's Crystal Coast fall at this post, A Wet Early Fall 2015.
Fall brings some great memories, but because of the warm weather it has been a challenge to get in a fall mode, much less bundled up for winter. One thing is for sure this past November's weather was memorable.
The water temperature in the river is close to 70F and that has prompted some holiday boat rides.
We will be on the lookout for winter, but from the forecasts that I am seeing the cherry tomatoes that I am picking beside our house are going to be safe into early January 2016.
It is unlikely we will see Raymond's Gut frozen over in January like it did last year but it is hard to predict weather.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
If there was any doubt that summer is here, it has been erased the weather during the third week of June 2015. Afternoon temperatures have been in the nineties even along the beaches.
The first afternoon thunderstorms showed up on Wednesday afternoon so it has been nearly perfect beach weather if you can handle the heat. It has been so hot that I started mowing my yard at 7:30 AM this morning and quit after less than half an hour of mowing. I will start again tomorrow but I will be out there even earlier.
Of course if you are standing in water like I was a couple weekends ago, the air temperature is not nearly as important. If you would like to read more about summer at the beach, try a visit to my Coastal Paradise website or if you would like to cut to the chase and learn about my favorite beach, read this article, A Beach That Touches Everyone.
We also publish both a Kindle travel guide for $3.99 and a paperback travel guide for a little over $20 for Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast. We also have a free online travel guide to Emerald Isle.
Head on down as soon as you can this unbelievable weather likely will not last. We will soon be back to afternoon thunderstorms. This is a great area to visit and an even better place to live.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Crystal Coast is warming quickly. It is March 10, 2015, 72F before noon and the odds are that we will see fresh local strawberries within the next four to five weeks.
While I never stop boating here on the Crystal Coast, I always look forward to those days when it is easy to spend time on the water. I took my skiff for a quick ride down the White Oak River this past early March weekend.
The water temperature was around 50F out in the river and almost 55F back in the marshes but that is still a little chilly for serious boating and certainly too cool for the first kayaking trip of the season.
However, it will not be very long before I am regularly enjoying the zig and zag of the ride down the White Oak.
We have a lot of special places that you can easily visit here on the Crystal Coast. If the winter blahs have you down, we have some special medicine to make you feel better as you are riding that roller coaster of spring weather.