Much Quieter…How About Warmer? Plus… OBX Coast.March 27th, 2014 at 8:46 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
Things have really quieted down since yesterday. The nor’easter is long gone now. Even for the northeast states. It was a monster storm that had the strength and winds of a hurricane. Heavy snow and powerful winds buffeted the northeast U.S. coast. Here’s an article with more information about the storm. Nor’easter
Speaking of hurricanes. I found another article about how the Hurricane Hunters are getting some new equipment this year to help with their communications during hurricane season. (Hurricane Hunters get new equipment).
Locally, we saw some strong winds yesterday, but then they died down last night. The clear skies and light winds allowed temperatures to drop to the 20s in many inland locations. As we go through the day, high pressure will provide for ample sunshine.
Winds will be east/southeast at about 10mph. Temperatures will rise into the low/mid 50s. With the lesser wind and full sun it will feel much warmer today even though it won’t be super warm just yet. Clouds will increase tonight. Winds will be southerly. So we aren’t looking as cold as this morning. Lows will be in the upper 30s to low 40s. Tomorrow the wind will be out of the south at 10-15mph with gusts up to 25mph. We’ll have partly cloudy skies. So high temperatures are aiming for around 70 degrees. Late in the day some rain showers will approach from the west. This will give us a chance for rain, but mostly for the evening. Not so much during the day.
The rain will continue on and off into Saturday. At this point I have a 40% chance for rain during the Tides game versus the Baltimore Orioles. I’ve lowered the chance since earlier this morning. It was at 60%. I’m hoping the rain will shift inland a bit. For now, here’s what Future Trak shows for game time:
Highs will be in the upper 60s to near 70. We’ll cool down on Sunday. After a few early morning showers we’ll dry out. Highs will be in the 50s. We are still looking warm next week. Highs will be in the 60s Monday through at least Wednesday.
One last note before I go…. I found an interesting article about sea-level rise and how the Outer Banks is dealing with it. This a lengthy article that talks about the local science and politics of it from newsobserver.com: Seal level rise and the Outer Banks
Whether you’re a local or a vacationer, I encourage you to read.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler