Statement as of 4:39 PM EST on January 06, 2014
… Bitter cold expected tonight and Tuesday…
With some of the coldest temperatures in several years expected
across eastern North Carolina tonight and Tuesday… residents
should take precautions to prepare for the cold weather.
Temperatures will drop into the teens over most areas tonight with
wind chill temperatures close to zero by early Tuesday morning.
High temperatures Tuesday will likely remain below freezing
Prolonged exposure to this kind of wind and cold is dangerous and
should be taken seriously. Ensure that the elderly… pets and
water pipes are properly protected. If venturing outside… wear
layers of clothing… a hat and gloves.
Temperatures will return to near normal values later in the week.
…that last sentence is why I moved down here over 18 years ago. Going to be in the 60’s by the end of the week and the red fish will be right back where I left them doing what they have been doing the last month or so. Beats the heck out of ice fishing any day of any week that ever was.