The island needed the rain. Even though it was not a "gully-washer" we did have enough rain this morning to help keep everything green, at least for a while. It seems as if most of the weather systems lately have been rotating around Ocracoke, and dissipating as the clouds move across the sound. Still, forecasters are calling for a 70% chance of precipitation for the remainder of the day, with showers and thunderstorms likely later this evening. Several days ago a number of waterspouts were sighted from the ferry. But it doesn't look like that kind of weather today.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the wreck of the Victoria S, and Ocracoke's first automobile accident. You can read it here.