September, 2012

Time for the Best Kayaking and Fishing


For those who are not familiar with North Carolina's Crystal Coast, we have saved the best time of the year for you to come and visit with us.

We often have what I call don't-pinch-me weather well into November.  Here as we get ready to start the last week of September, daytime highs are just a few degrees one way or the other from eighty degrees Fahrenheit.

Our evening temperatures are still in the mid-sixties. At our house we have been riding the temperature curve by keeping our heat pumps turned off and our windows open.
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Crystal Coast weather to love


We usually pay more attention to the weather when it doesn't meet our needs.  I always complain more about the weather in August.  It is not usually a month that wins a lot of favor with those who like to go on long walks.

Often August is too hot, and humidity is a close partner with the heat.  When you add in a tropical storm like Isaac that took up residence on the east coast for a few weeks,  it is easy to start rooting for September to show up.

However, it you are a long term resident of the South, you know well that September can have its moments when it comes to heat and humidity.  Unfortunately the first week of September 2012 was one of those hot, humid weeks that make us wish for the first of the season Canadian cold front.

The humidity was no surprise since we got well over three inches of rain during the first week in September 2012.  Three inches of rain is usually welcome, but August had already given us eleven inches of rain.
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Rain that won't go away


With all the places that could use the rain, it is tough to watch all the precipitation go to waste here in Eastern North Carolina where we are having a hard time putting together a streak of dry days.

A little over twelve months ago, I wrote a post with the title "Strange Stuff Falling Out of the Sky." The summer of 2011 brought us so little rain that we had a hard time remembering what it looked or sounded like.

In July of 2012, I wrote a post about weather never being normal.  At the time we still had a home in Roanoke, Virginia.   The mountain area of Southwest Virginia was once again in the midst of very dry times. It always amazes me how you can be dry one summer and wet the next.
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