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Standing & running rigging. Even a baggywrinkle. Looking aloft onboard Macnab. (Dori Arrington photo)
Monday September 26, 2016
7:51a Joy. Sorrow. It is all in the story of Macnab, a 28’ cutter. See The Shipping News…
The brewing tropical wave (Invest 97) east of the Caribbean is likely to become a storm in the next few days. From NOAA/NHC:
6:24a It’s almost October. We were just getting almost comfortable that the storm season may have missed us.
The tropical wave (Invest 97) that will likely become Tropical Storm Matthew now has computer models indicating a bounce north:
These early models are not conclusive (this is not yet a declared storm), but they do show that this next storm needs watching.
Sunday September 25, 2016
3:31p Kinda sorta still high water. 1 1/2 ft high at the Oriental Level Gauge. It appears even a bit higher than that at the harbor. Hodges Street is wet:
7:33a You’re waking up a bit slow there. Cloudy/lazy high 70s/near 80 today.
North winds have water levels about 1 1/2 ft above normal. It’s enough to almost cover Hodges Street near the harbor. Drive slow unless your vehicle was wanting a salt water bath.
Those northeast winds will stay with us today, 10-15 knots on the Neuse. Winds back from the south by Monday night/Tuesday, and those water levels will be back down.
On the Atlantic, storm Lisa (who stayed at sea in the far east Atlantic) has fizzled out. Karl is on his way north and to ultimate oblivion. Karl is in the middle of the Atlantic, but his latitude is now about the same as New Jersey. His winds sound kinda whiny.
The tropical wave moving west now has some computer models tracking it – it is Invest 97. When/if this becomes a storm it will get named Matthew. Initially, models show the future Matthew staying well south of us.
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Saturday September 24, 2016
8:19a Today is The Kitchens Of New Bern Tour – it’s raising money for the Food Bank Of Eastern NC, which also serves Pamlico County. You tour around and stop in at, what we must assume, are some of the fancier galleys in town. More info here…
Meanwhile, back here in the big town, it’s wine tasting time at Nautical Wheeler’s porch on Broad Street. Tastings at 3 & 4p today. Something Soave from Italy will be on tap. Elmer, you look like you need a little Soave.
Poker. Golf carts. They are somehow combined today at Minnesott.
Tropical Storm Karl visited Bermuda overnight. The system is now leaving the Island – see Bermuda Weather Radar.=
Another potential storm is out there:
Friday September 23, 2016
1:33p A bit of history about the old Pamlico News building on Broad that came down today. Sarah Winfrey writes in:
12:17p The old Pamlico News building on Broad Street has been vacant since it was flooded during Hurricane Irene in 2011. In the past week it has been slowly demolished. The front finally came down just a few minutes ago:
Here is the building a week ago, awaiting its fate:
9:45a Karl is back at tropical storm force. Real tropical storm – 60 mph. Bermuda is getting hit by Tropical Storm Karl late tonight and early Saturday.
9:40a Front Porch Music is coming to Oriental October 15. You can get listed in the program – if you act now. From the Ol’ Front Porch Music crew:
9:29a Some actors say a dangerous stunt is the hard part of doing a movie. Tonight’s Friday Flick has a different hard part. Jean White writes in:
Thursday September 22, 2016
4:52p Doh! We shouldn’t have said anything earlier. Now there is a tropical wave just leaving the coast of Africa. From NOAA NHC:
week. Formation chance in the next 5 days, 20 percent.
8:09a From the perspective of life at latitude 35N, longitude 76.7W, it is a quiet weather morning.
We are getting beyond the historical peak hurricane season for 2016. That doesn’t mean something can’t brew, it is just getting less probable. Late season (October) storms have also historically been more likely to visit Florida than the NC coast.
Some scattered showers may visit today, but a sunny dry 80s weekend is ahead.
Wednesday September 21, 2016
4:46p Just got a note from UPS that the cam equipment that runs PecanCam & AnchorageCam is scheduled to be delivered Thursday. It is coming back from repairs – a nearby summer lightning strike put the cams out of commission. If everything tests well the cams should be back online Friday Sept 23.
8:59a Missing a parakeet? Is a parakeet that hangs around Gull Circle confused? Linda Zielinski writes in:
Tuesday September 20, 2016
12:48p Shop Local. It’s part of making a small town work. It is also the theme for this year’s Pamlico Business Expo. Shop Local is Tuesday Sept 27 @ PCC – a team effort involving the Pamlico Chamber, Pamlico Community College and Pamlico County.
10:41a Petroleum harmony has been restored to the village. Gas truck arrived and The Pig is re-gassed.
9:48a News from The Piglet – Billy says a gas truck is on the way. They will have gas by noon.
The Mini-Mart got a gas shipment in early this morning – they now have all gas types – ready to pump.
The gas at The Pig was too popular yesterday (see cable TV above). They are totally out. A gas shipment is expected today.
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Relax At The Inn At Oriental. $109 Night. Every Room.
October 22nd Mosaic Workshop
Kitchens of New Bern Tour Sat Sept 24
2005 BMW Z4 2.5 Convertible
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