Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Is It Fall Already?

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.


  1. debbie s.9:47 AM

    counting down the days.....

  2. Anonymous11:01 AM

    Hey, speaking of "on the porch," how are the pizer chats going?

  3. The "chats" are fun. I haven't advertised it much, so some days I haven't had anyone show up. But on other days we have had a great time chatting about Ocracoke. One day Blanche joined me. The folks who were here had a wonderful hour asking questions, listening to stories, and laughing.

  4. Anonymous12:35 PM

    Sounds wonderful. And I'll bet cousing Blanche enjoyed herself just as much. What a great idea.

  5. Buffalo NY had a good snow, but it always snows there. We had snow here in WV but it stayed in the mountains.

  6. Anonymous5:28 PM

    Fall-like weather in late April would suit NC Mainlander just fine, too. No doubt about it, Ocracoke is a mighty fine place to be no matter what. I even enjoyed it during a very wet, chilly and windy N'easter a few years ago. Just made it so cozy!