Outer Banks wakes up to NoSnOBX, but it is still windy and cold

The view from the Bonnett Street beach access in Nags Head on Feb. 21, 2020. [Sam Walker photo]

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.

A peak wind gust of 53 mph was recorded at the Kitty Hawk Kites Flight School at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head.

A few scattered power outages have been reported, with around 150 customers in the dark this morning in Kitty Hawk. Schools across the region cancelled classes for students on Friday as a precaution.

Those who have driven along N.C. 12 between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe this morning have reported just sand blowing across the road with areas of standing rain water. No overwash was reported with this morning’s high tide which was at 6 a.m.

Mirlo Beach at 7:25 a.m. [NCDOT image]

Most of the N.C. Ferry System is not running this morning due to the current conditions.

Further inland, reports are coming in that between one and three inches of snow accumulated in some spots with the fast-moving storm system.

Around 2 inches of snow in Beaufort County on Feb. 21, 2020. [Autumn Kozer photo]

Icy conditions have been reported in northern Currituck County, as temperatures have dropped during the morning commute.

Roads were wet with some icy spots in Moyock on the morning of Feb. 21, 2020. [NCDOT image]

A tractor-trailer jacknifed south of the railroad tracks in Moyock on N.C. 168. That crash has since been cleared.

Travel to interior sections of North Carolina could be treacherous tonight, as temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing after skies clear later today.

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