We will have nice weather by the weekend


Getting to summer can be a long road with several detours.  This weekend's rain which is now over two inches made for a very quiet Sunday at our home.  read more »

The bumpy ride to warmth

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Our coastal weather never ceases to amaze me.  It was only last year, that we could not seem to find a rain shower until the day after we turned on the sprinklers.

This year we have enjoyed regular rains.  In the last week, we have gotten over 2.3 inches of precipitation.  I would be very surprised if we have any subsoil moisture deficit. I do not mind the rains, but as is often the case, they are followed by winds this time of year.
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Spring is getting here


Spring always takes its time arriving here at the coast.  We get some of the trappings of spring.  The Bradford pear trees bloom. Dandelions bloom.  Our daffodils bloom so early that they almost seem like a winter flower.  In truth spring is a slow event on the coast because the water warms up slowly.
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Almost Water Time


Friday March 6 was one of the nicest days that we have seen in a while.  The day started warm and stayed warm except for the breeze (wind) that kicked up early in the day.  Without the wind it would have been a wonderful day.

The water and the sky were blue as you can see from the picture taken looking east up the Intracoastal from South Water Street in Swansboro.  read more »