Hurricane force gusts were recorded on Hatteras Island

By on January 7, 2018

U.S. 158 in Kitty Hawk this morning. (NCDOT)

Nags Head Fishing Pier recorded the most snow on the Outer Banks with 3.5 inches during last week’s storm, while a wind gust of 77 mph was clocked at the Kitty Hawk Kites Resort on Hatteras Island, according to the National Weather Service.

Meanwhile, patches of ice remain on thoroughfares, although plowing and treatment by highway department crews has improved things.

Side streets are still covered, and today’s forecast high of 23 degrees will generally keep them that way. Areas exposed to the sun might see some melting, but the low tonight of 18 will cause re-freezing.

Warmer air will finally arrive on Monday, according to the Weather Service. High temperatures will be near 47 degrees with a southwest breeze.

Temeratures will continue to climb into the week, reaching 63 by Friday, the Weather Service reported.

A Weather Service roundup showed that nearby Buffalo Creek on the Dare County mainland saw 4 inches of snow.

The 77 mph gust at 3:25 a.m. on Jan. 4 — hurricane force is 74 mph and up — was the highest among statistics on the Outer Banks gathered by the Weather Service.

Oregon Inlet saw one at 76, while Southern Shores and Manteo both reported gusts of 48 mph. Kill Devil Hills’ top gust was 46 mph.

See what people are saying:

  • Kenneth Laughlin

    That’s not right. We still
    have 5 inches snow in flat front yard in southern shores

    Sunday, Jan 7 @ 3:10 pm