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Old 07-07-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I am about to loose hope in the beaches I love at the Outer Banks due to the wind.

I understand a little ocean wind and I figure there would be wind coming off the sand but the weather conditions for this past early week was perfect than the last time I was at the obx in may 2007 and both time the wind is so strong the sand pelts you.

If you lay on the beach within an hour you are so sand covered from the blowing sand.

Does anyone have this problem visiting?

Outerbanks = downgrade
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Ireland
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I live at the opposite end of that Outer Banks wind: the jet stream and its prevailing winds run from the southeast USA up to Ireland, and we have the SAME problem--wind that will stand your hair on end, tear your clothes nearly off, and get sand in/on everything for miles. Ugh. Even the thatched roofs along the coast have nets weighted with big rocks, to hold the roof down onto the house, it's madness.

The good news is that we have plenty of wind farms now providing us with electricity, but you're right--it can make a "day at the beach" a misery.

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Old 07-07-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I live at the opposite end of that Outer Banks wind: the jet stream and its prevailing winds run from the southeast USA up to Ireland, and we have the SAME problem--wind that will stand your hair on end, tear your clothes nearly off, and get sand in/on everything for miles. Ugh. Even the thatched roofs along the coast have nets weighted with big rocks, to hold the roof down onto the house, it's madness.

The good news is that we have plenty of wind farms now providing us with electricity, but you're right--it can make a "day at the beach" a misery.
Where are all of these wind farms on the OBX? For that matter anywhere else in our state?
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Ireland
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You quoted my entire post.....

...but apparently didn't read it.


The answer's there. (hint: look at my location)

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Old 07-08-2008, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Default Wind can be a problem

You will find winds everywhere on the beaches. I can remember having the skin almost peeled off my legs on Prince Edward Island.

This spring was particularly windy here on the Crystal Coast and we have had some very windy days recently.

It's worse for the fisherman. When it is really blowing they can't take their boats out and bring home fish for the markets.

Lots of times we find the wind is quiet around sunrise and again around sunset. It doesn't always work, but it happens enough times to keep me fishing then.

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Old 07-08-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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The wind screws things up for surfing, too, unless it's offshore or light (which it usually ain't).
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I dont mind mild wind but this pelting sand wind does make a day on the beach complete misery. I dont even want to bring my dog since she is at the level of the blowing sand.

Is there a particular month that it is not so windy?
I heard the water temperatures are ideal in September and October is still windy then?
I know it will be if a tropical depression or great coming through but other than that?

I love the serenity of the OBX but now I am questioning if it is worthwhile.
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Old 07-08-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Ireland
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Sounds like questions for a meteorologist--didn't I read somewhere where this is going to be a particularly bad year for storms and hurricanes? (or was it tornadoes...?)

Seriously, an e-mail to the met office of a local radio or tv station might be welcomed and answered; I'm not familiar with NC media of course, but in many other places they'll often pick those sort of things to share with listeners...you can't be the only one bothered by wind, I'd guess.

(What's the Farmer's Almanack say?)
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Sounds like questions for a meteorologist--didn't I read somewhere where this is going to be a particularly bad year for storms and hurricanes? (or was it tornadoes...?)

Seriously, an e-mail to the met office of a local radio or tv station might be welcomed and answered; I'm not familiar with NC media of course, but in many other places they'll often pick those sort of things to share with listeners...you can't be the only one bothered by wind, I'd guess.

(What's the Farmer's Almanack say?)
lol but I am not local either and my media may not follow up with it since we dont have blowing sand issue but good idea none the less.
I might have to find a different state to vacation in.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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you should go to the wilmington area or brunswick county. my earliest memory of the beach was when I was a child at the OBX. I remember the sand pelting me so hard that I cried. it is a windy place, there is a reason the wright brothers choose this location for the flight. got to get that wind assistance!

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lol but I am not local either and my media may not follow up with it since we dont have blowing sand issue but good idea none the less.
I might have to find a different state to vacation in.
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