Hatteras Island and Outer Banks visitors and residents woke up Saturday morning to a light snowfall. Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo communities, like the South Beach neighborhood in Salvo pictured above, enjoyed a day of snow on the ground before temperatures warmed up and it melted away. Photo by Shiralee “Shug” Timmons of Surf or Sound Realty.
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