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Sunday September 25, 2016
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, the future Matthew appears likely to stay 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.
Monday September 19, 2016
8:28p Over 1 1/2 inches of rain, all since about 6p tonight. More coming. What’s left of storm Julia, wants to make a wet statement.
5:49p There is news on the Atlantic – Tropical Depression 13 has formed. No concern to the US coast at all, this system (destined to become Tropical Storm Lisa) is forecast to move northward at a pace that will keep it far away. Indeed, 13 won’t even get within a thousand miles of Bermuda, much less our shores.
The off & on rain we’re getting right now is basically storm Julia leftovers. Julia dissipated over the weekend.
1:14p Results from the 2016 Oriental Cup Regatta. Races were both Saturday & Sunday. This year the regatta was based out of River Dunes, held along with Harborfest.
1st Oriental Express, Henry Frazer
2nd Loon, Todd Cox
3rd Nevermoore, Brian Brown
1st Deuces Wild, Mark Weinheimer
1st Bodacious, Dyk Luben
2nd Quixote, John Coombs
3rd Nova Carina, Beth Michne
4th SunCatcher, Andrew Mylander
1st CIELO, Bob Luhrs
1st Stimulus, Jerry Buckman
2nd Narnia, Laurie Sampson
3rd Take Five, Michael Byles
4th Tribat, George Dufek
8:37a The Piggly Wiggly just has regular & diesel today. Premium & Ethanol free should be back Wednesday.
Over at the Mini-Mart – they just have premium today.
Between the two, Oriental has complete petroleum availability. Carry on…
8:07a A gas pipeline break in Alabama – is affecting gas availability (and prices) even here in our town. This just in from Billy Flockhart at the Piggly Wiggly:
People are lining up for ethanol free at the Mini Mart this morning. Dang kids, it’s 1973 all over again. Just for a moment though.
7:43a While admiring Corvette’s that showed at Harborfest (above), time to check your calendars. October 15. It’s a Saturday.
That big day in Oriental is both the Ol’ Front Potch Music Festival and the Oriental Classic Car Show. You can walk the village, seeing music performed on over a couple dozen porches. When you walk down by Lou Mac Park and the Riverfront, classic cars will suddenly appear. All Saturday Oct 15 in Oriental.
Here’s a look at previous years:
Want to bring your car to the show? Here is the 2016 Oriental Class Car Show registration form.
Cypress, Black Nikon F, 16' Mad River Adventurer
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October 22nd Mosaic Workshop
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