Tuesday’s smoke and beach nourishment report

By on June 6, 2011

N.C. Air Quality Forecast Center


The Pains Bay fire in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge covers about 44,000 acres.

Light winds overnight could result in what is known as super fog, near white-out conditions when smoke and moisture in the air combine to reduce visibility. The super fog could affect travel on U.S. 264 on the mainland around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Winds are expected to be from the west throughout the morning and early afternoon, and a code red advisory for unhealthy air has been issued by the state for Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head until 3 p.m.

The wind will be turning from the southeast later in the day and from the south by Tuesday night.

Sources: National Weather Service and N.C. Division of Forest Resources.



On Tuesday, beach nourishment crews are expected to be working south from milepost 16. By Monday, about 5,400, or more than a mile, of beach had been widened.

For more details, go to the town’s web page on beach nourishment.

Town of Nags Head

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