Hatteras Island Snow Storm

Hatteras Island had 6 inches of snow in some areas of the island on Saturday January 22nd 2011 according to the Weather Service after an entire day of snow fall with wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour. This was the biggest snow storm since 2003 when 10 inches of snowfall were recorded. This rare event was enjoyed by many islanders as you can see from the photos below submitted by Surf or Sound staff.


Snowfall on Hatteras Island

Locals and visitors alike were treated to a tremendously rare event on Hatteras Island on January 20th, accumulating snow. Beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m., the snow flowed down in flurries, sticking to the cold ground and continued well into the evening. Most residents ventured outside and played in the snow all evening, and woke up to a white winter landscape, reminiscent of the famous scene in A Christmas Story… except with sea oats and scrub oaks. Continue reading