Black curve is the average data from 1996 to 2020. Colorful squares are 2020 data to the present. X-axis is week of the year, Y-axis Water temperature at Bogue Pier. Lone vertical bar near the top of the graph is 4th of July. Pretty warm temps for the 2020 year so far.
November surf (blue diamonds) and sound (red squares) water temps fr Emerald Isle.
Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for October 2020
Surf at Bogue Pier had a Low of 71°, high of 75° only a slight 4° difference, with an average of 73.3°, and again above normal for the month. Sound had a Low of 65° and a high of 76° and an average of 71.3°. October’s surf and sound were mild and basically flat throughout the month, during a month we often see a noticeable drop-off. By the end of October we had a season total 27 named storms now well into the Greek Alphabet and more forming into November. Check out the graph, blue diamonds are the surf, red squares are the sound temperatures.
Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for September 2020
Surf had a Low of 74°, high of 85° with an average of 80.0°, a couple degrees above normal. Sound had a Low of 64° on the first day of fall but a high of 88° and an average of 78.2°. Sept. surf and sound temperatures showed a typical drop as we got into fall and are now under 12 hours of daylight. By the end of Sept. we had 23 named storms now into the Greek Alphabet α (Sep), β (Sep) and a few more as we are now into October and up to 25 named storms. Check out the graph, blue diamonds are the surf, red squares are the sound temperatures.
Took 3 tries to haul out the SUV from something approximating quicksand.
Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for August 2020
Surf had a Low of 81°, high of 85° with an average of 82.9°, a little above normal. Sound also had a Low of 81° but a high of 88° and an average of 84.2°. August surf temperatures were fairly flat with a very slight negative slope. Ditto for Bogue Sound temperatures. Early in the month Isaias visited us and by the end of the month notched 13 named storms. Check out the graph, blue diamonds are the surf, red squares are the sound temperatures.