Yesterday dawned chilly and overcast. The early morning temperature was only in the low 50s. After an exceptionally mild winter I wondered if we had just bypassed spring and summer. It felt like fall -- chilly and breezy. Although it warmed up by midday, the mercury fell back into the 50s after dark. I don't have an outdoor thermometer, but I think it might even be in the upper 40s as I write.
Today is expected to be similar to yesterday...but forecasters are predicting a warming trend by Thursday. It doesn't matter. Any day is a great day to enjoy Ocracoke. If you are on the island be sure to stop by Village Craftsmen. It is warm inside, and we are open 10 - 5. I will be on the porch (bundled up against the chill) from 1 - 2.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Project Nutmeg, and how Ocracoke almost became a site for testing nuclear weapons. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042112.htm.