Saturday’s smoke and beach nourishment report

By on June 24, 2011

Forecast for 7 a.m. Saturday. (North Carolina Forest Service)

Wind will be light from the west Saturday and become southwest Saturday night, likely sending some smoke from two wildfires over the northern Outer Banks.

Rain of up to an inch has cut down on some of the smoke from the Pains Bay fire in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Meanwhile, another fire farther south in Pender County north of Wilmington, N.C., will probably produce more smoke as it continues to grow. A third fire near Fayetteville could also send smoke toward the Outer Banks as crews set burnouts to try to contain it.

Sources: National Weather Service, North Carolina Division of Air Quality.

Beach nourishment crews are working north from around Seabird Street at milepost 17.4 toward the south side of Jennette’s Pier.

A second dredge, the Texas, has arrived and is pumping sand at Oregon Street at milepost 19.8 in South Nags Head and working north.

About 10,000 feet of beach have been widened.

For more details, go to the town’s web page on beach nourishment.

Town of Nags Head





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