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That Was Some Wind!

Posted May 6, 2005

Our Nor'easter produced some pretty impressive winds along the coast today. These are the peak wind gusts since midnight reported from the National Weather Service.

CEDAR ISLAND, CARTERET CO. 79mph wind gust at 10:50am

ALLIGATOR RVR BRIDGE, DARE CO. 70mph wind gust at 3:47pm

RODANTHE, DARE CO. 67mph wind gust

EMERALD ISLE, CARTERET CO. 67mph wind gust at 2:00 pm

KILL DEVIL HILLS, DARE CO. 61mph wind gust

CAPE HATTERAS, DARE CO. 61mph wind gust at 12:22pm

BEAUFORT, CARTERET CO. 60mph wind gust at 11:29am

JACKSONVILLE, ONSLOW CO. 60mph wind gust at 11:55am

NEW RIVER, ONSLOW CO. 59mph wind gust at 12:56pm

OREGON INLET, DARE CO. 58mph wind gust

CHERRY POINT, CRAVEN CO. 53mph wind gust at 11:55am

MANTEO, DARE CO. 53mph wind gust at 12:05pm

There were also reports from Hatteras Village of shingles being blown off the roof of a building at Teaches Lair Marina. As a side note from the previous post, Wilmington had a new record low high temperature for the day. This is a 94 year old record. The previous high for the day was 57 degrees set back in 1911. Today's high at the Wilmington Airport was 54 degrees. It was colder in Wilmington than RDU which had 55 degrees today!

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