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Old 01-11-2008, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by dsobotta View Post
I doubt this seventy degree weather is going to hold, but I did see that the next couple of weeks will only have a couple of days where we might not make at least to the fifties.

Even if it is a little cooler, it is still nice when the sun stays out which it does a lot this time of year. The only exception is if there is wind.

Today was the first day we have been on the beach when there were no people in sight. I only saw the tracks of one person and a dog.

There were lots of birds just off shore. It was still pretty even with the clouds stealing most of the sunset.

I know. I've been watching too. Of course it will be in the fifties while we are there and not in the high 60s! LOL that will still be shorts weather for us.

How have YOU fared with hurricanes since you have been there?
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:15 PM
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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We have yet to have one really come ashore. It has been very quiet the last two years.

I rely a lot on a friend with whom I work. He's almost sixty and has lived here all his life.

He has evacuated once and said that was a mistake. He said the flooding was much worse inland than it was on the coast.

That has been the case recently. The storms move inland and just sit there and drop rain which has to go somewhere and inland it is the rivers which tend to flood.

We get lots of rain but it just runs into the ocean.

The storm which missed us this summer dropped eleven inches on Beaufort in just a few hours. It caused some minor flooding but quickly ran off into the ocean.

In Roanoke, VA eleven inches of rain is going to drive some people from their homes.

I suspect we will rely on my friend to tell us when to really evacuate. We are a few miles back from the coast and our area has never flooded in anyone's memory. We are also sheltered from the wind.

We had a pretty good Nor'easter last winter. I can remember being on the Emerald Isle bridge and being glad that my truck weighed a lot.

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Old 01-14-2008, 05:41 PM
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Just thought I'd throw in some links for people wanting to research local conditions along the North Carolina coast. The following is a partial list of interactive GIS map pages for some of the coastal counties of NC. It's probably a good idea to read the disclaimer blurbs provided by the county gov't sites... informational purposes... no liability... your own responsibility to verify... yadda, yadda, yadda. Having said that, here you go:

Pamlico County- Pamlico County - GIS Mapping Service (http://www.co.pamlico.nc.us/OnlineServices_GIS.aspx - broken link)

Craven County- Craven County GIS

Carteret County- http://maps.co.carteret.nc.us/GeoBladeWeb.aspx

Onslow County- Onslow County GIS

Pender County- Pender County On-Line GIS Disclaimer (http://www.pender-county.com/disclaimer.php - broken link)

New Hanover County- Pages - GISMaps (http://www.nhcgov.com/AgnAndDpt/INFO/GIS/Pages/GISMaps.aspx - broken link)

Brunswick County- Brunswick County, North Carolina GIS

A more comprehensive listing of GIS maps and information for North Carolina counties can be found at the following North Carolina State University website:

North Carolina County GIS Data: GIS: NCSU Libraries

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Old 01-16-2008, 11:07 AM
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Thank you so much Everyone for all your advice and beautiful pictures. It seems like there is way more in North Carolina for environmental research than here in South Carolina. I really appreciate all of your help...THANKS AGAIN!
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