Eastern NC Wild Fires
Anyone who has been on the OBX this month has likely smelled or seen smoke in the air. Dependent upon wind direction, the smoke from wildfires in the eastern mainland area of NC has impacted the entire Outer Banks. Currently, the northern OBX is smoke free due to the past few days of onshore NE wind; however, the southern OBX has been impacted. Last week the northern OBX was blanketed in smoke, even ash, while the southern part of the islands was free due to the predominant SW onshore winds there. All in all, when the smoke is in the air, the impact is felt and gives us a small glimpse of what the western US must endure when wildfires ravage CA. For more local coverage on the fires see the Outer Banks Sentinel.