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Surf had a Low of 79°, high of 85° with an average of 82.5°, 1.6° above normal. Sound had a Low of 82° and high of 87°and an average of 85.2°. July surf temperatures were fairly flat with a very slight positive slope. Ditto for Bogue Sound temperatures. Check out the graph, blue diamonds are the surf, red squares are the sound temperatures. By the way, July was another a fairly dry month after the deluge of May and June. We are already up to 9-named storms by the end of July.

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Surf had a Low of 73°, high of 79° with an average of 76.5°, a tad below normal. Sound had a Low of 70° and high of 84°(14° range) and an average of 78.4°. June surf temperatures were fairly flat with a very slight positive slope. Check out the graph, blue diamonds are the surf, red squares are the sound temperatures. By the way, June was another very wet month totaling nearly 9-inches leaving the sound and backwaters very dirty. That’s over 22-inches for May and June combined.

 

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Inside edge (beach facing) and drop-off of an outer sand bar.

 

Above Sandbar at high tide with red and black drum and flounder feeding on the backdrop and in the slough. Anglers Mark Z and Marine Richard fishing the backside with blue crab pieces with a couple good days with black and red drum.

Below, slough/droppoff filling in just one month later!!

 

Sandbar (white water to the right) and sandbar edge and drop off into deeper water (calm water to the left).

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Emerald Isle Water Temperatures for May 2020
Surf had a Low of 65°, high of 77° with an average of 69.7°, spot-on normal. Sound had a Low of 61° and high of 80°(19° range) and an average of 71.3°. May water temperatures climbed nicely through the month and a plot through the surf temperature data showed about 0.35°/day rise (slope of the line) in surf temperatures. Check out the graph, blue diamonds are the surf, red squares are the sound temperatures. By the way, it was a very wet month totaling 13.17″ leaving the sound and backwaters very dirty.