Storm Watches and Advisories in effect for OBX

By on December 22, 2022

Update: The National Weather Service has also issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Dare County, effective from 7:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23 to 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 24. Arctic air will push into the region reducing temperatures to possible record lows. These temperatures coupled with high winds could lower the wind chill as low as zero degrees.


Dare County Emergency Services and the Dare County Sheriff’s Office shared this Thursday, Dec. 22 update on the weekend storm in our area.

A Coastal Flood Watch and High Surf Advisory remain in place. This morning, a High Wind Advisory was added for west winds at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph expected from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23.

The west wind will be with us into the weekend, keeping the soundside flooding threat from Kitty Hawk to Hatteras Island, including Roanoke Island, as a possibility well into late Saturday, Dec. 24. Flood waters may impact travel on roads that flood with persistent westerly winds. Soundside water levels can be monitored on the state’s Flood Inundation Mapping and Alerting Network (FIMAN) at FIMAN.

Travel through flooded roads should be avoided. Oceanside impacts should also be anticipated, especially in vulnerable locations like the north end of Rodanthe where residents and visitors should be ready to protect property from ocean overwash.

After frontal passage, arctic air will push into the region taking temperatures to possible record lows. Those temperatures, coupled with the wind, will bring wind chill into the teens and single digits this weekend. With power outages a possibility, everyone should have winter clothes and warm blankets ready. Checking heating systems and pipes for insulation now could help avoid impacts as temperatures drop. As temps drop, keeping a slow flow of water may help keep uninsulated pipes from freezing.

For property managers, please reach out to your customers to help raise awareness. This Christmas weekend will bring weather impacts that visitors may not have been expecting.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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