Island residents and visitors
caught a rare sight on
Tuesday, as sound and canal waters began to freeze from Rodanthe to
village and beyond.
Pictures began surfacing on
social media of frosted waters
on early Tuesday morning, and with temperatures remaining in the 20s
30s for the immediate future, the frozen waters are expected to
throughout the day and night.
More than one waterfront
resident reported that it was the
first time in years they had seen such massive freezing in areas such
Creek in Hatteras village, and Hatteras Colony in Avon, and in several
locations, the frozen waters stretched for as far as the eye could see.
The cold weather that has
affected Hatteras and Ocracoke
islands for the past few days is expected to continue throughout the
a brief respite on Wednesday, followed by a possible coastal storm and
to freezing temperatures.
Though there has been no ice or
reported on N.C. Highway 12 as of Tuesday afternoon, travelers should
nevertheless use caution and dress warmly when out and about. With the
continual icy temperatures, residents should also take steps to keep
home from freezing, such as letting cold water drip from the faucets,
cabinets under the sinks open to allow warm air to circulate, or
thermostat no lower than 55° F if heading out of town for a few days.
In the meantime, for those who
are brave and bundled up
enough to venture outside, the frozen sound, canal, and creek waters
unusual and rare sight that is worth a look.
The Island Free Press will
continue to post updates on the
potential storm which is forecast for later this week as soon as they
available. For more information, visit www.weather.gov/mhx
for weather forecast information, or the National Weather Service
Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.
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