The Outer Banks missed out on the first wintry blast to hit northeastern North Carolina in more than two years, with just a few snow squalls that ended around daybreak.
But it is still windy and cold, with high surf and blowing sand. In other words, just a typical Friday in Feburary on the beach.
— Sam Walker OBX Today🎙📻📰 (@SamWalkerOBX) February 21, 2020
A few scattered power outages have been reported, with around 150 customers in the dark early this morning in Kitty Hawk.
Schools across the region cancelled classes for students on Friday as a precaution.
— Brian Wharton (@dafoink) February 21, 2020
Further inland, reports are coming in that between one and three inches of snow accumulated in some spots with the fast-moving storm system.
Travel to interior sections of North Carolina could be treacherous tonight, as temperatures are forecast to drop to below freezing after skies clear later today.
Cherry Branch’s boat decks are sitting about a foot above
the road way and the waters are continuing to rise. This north north east wind is
driving Pamlico sound water down on top of us. We won’t be able to run
until the River levels drop. pic.twitter.com/LI78ZjekbD
— NCFerryCherryBranch (@NCFerryCHBranch) February 21, 2020
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