We are renting the beach house of a friend to live in while we are building. We’ve had some good days temperatures in the 70s and some wild weather days  snow flurries and wind. They tell us that the weather is unseasonably cold this year... just our luck. But we are able to walk outside most days.
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The Atlantic ocean on a stormy day. At left is a crab that tried to get away by hiding under the stairs.

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Click on the film reel to see a video of the ocean on a stormy day.
On January 20th North Carolina had a snow storm cross the state. While this happens during the winter (average snowfall in the Lenoir area is 7 inches a year) it is unusual for the coast to get measurable snow. We received about 3/4 of an inch, enough to cover the decks and some of the sandy areas around the house. The roads were very slippery and schools closings were on the TV crawl all day. Businesses closed early and the beach was a ghost town. The weather today was clear and in the 40s so most of the snow did melt and the roads cleared up.
The better weather signaled the Marines that it was time to start the artillery practices back up so the loud “booms” that we hear are not thunder. Hope they are good shots!
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LET?IT?SNOW!
So these are pictures of North Topsail Beach during the recent snow storm. The first picture is of the street in front of the house just as the storm started. The picture below it is looking in the same direction as the first one...at the height of the storm.
At right top is a picture looking out toward the ocean and bottom, the front steps to the house.
If you come to visit—bring your own shovel please!
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Updated on: January 22, 2009
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