Thursday, November 06, 2008

Weather & Seasons

Ocracoke has had its share of rain and wind lately. Today the sun is shining and blue sky is smiling down on us. The forecasters are calling for mostly sunny days coming up, with temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Thinking of forecasts reminds me that the Outer Banks has been fortunate again this hurricane season, which, officially, does not end until November 30. But, according to those who keep these sorts of records, 96% of the "major" hurricane days and 87% of the "minor" hurricane days occur between August and October, with the "peak of the peak" in early to mid September. Of course, hurricanes and tropical storms can occur outside of the official season, but most islanders breathe a sigh of relief when November rolls around without having had any bad storms.

Our latest "newsletter" is a link to my new web site, Black Squall Books, with information about my forthcoming book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, and Stories from Ocracoke Island, which is expected to be available by mid-November. Click HERE to go directly to the web site to learn more.

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