Anchor went down behind Buck Island, about 10 miles south of Coinjock, at 0130 this morning... Beautiful ride across Albemarle Sound last night in a moderate SE, the sky clear and moon surprisingly bright, considering the weather to come... Wind was already up out of the NE before sunrise, so we were very lucky to beat it across the Sound... Quit early today, freezing rain and sleet made an early stop at Atlantic Yacht Basin a no-brainer, with the forecast blow tomorrow I'm not going beyond Hampton, anyway...
Just be glad you're not offshore, Gary... This "complex low", as NOAA is calling it, is a textbook example of why I believe this is the absolute worst time of the year to be anywhere in the vicinity of Hatteras...
Storm force winds expected Mon into Mon night
Baltimore Canyon To Hatteras Canyon Out To 36n 70w To 34n 71w-
Winds becoming E to se 20 to 30 kt...then S of 36n increasing to SW 25 to 35 kt late. Seas building to 6 to 10 ft... highest SW. Rain with isolated tstms.
Winds shifting to W to NW throughout and increasing to 35 to 50 kt...highest NE late. Seas building to 9 to 16 ft...except E of 1000 FM to 16 to 23 ft. Isolated showers and tstms.
W of 1000 FM...NW winds 30 to 40 kt diminishing to 15 to 25 kt late. Seas 9 to 17 ft subsiding to 6 to 12 ft late... highest E. E of 1000 FM...W to NW winds 40 to 55 kt diminishing to 25 to 35 kt late...highest E. Seas 16 to 28 ft subsiding to 12 to 20 ft late...highest E. Isolated showers throughout.