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What County Is Kitty Hawk NC In?

Kitty Hawk is a small town that’s part of the Outer Banks, a chain of barrier islands located off the coast of North Carolina. Kitty Hawk is part of Dare County, and is famous for being the town the Wright brothers conducted their flying experients in the early 1900s. Southern Shores neighbors the town to......
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  • Hurricane Irma 2017

Category 5 Hurricane Wind Speed

The most dangerous hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, category 5 hurricanes can completely devastate a coastal city. Not that many category 5 hurricanes have made landfall in the United States since meterioligists first started accurately measuring the wind speed of tropical storms. If a storm has sustained winds of 157 mph or more,......
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  • OBX Sticker Outer Banks North Carolina Souvenir

What does the OBX sticker stand for?

If you have been in a car for any significant amount of time in the last two decades, you’ve probably seen a black and white sticker with the letters “OBX” on it. You may be wondering, what the heck do those three letters mean? The letters OBX are short for “Outer Banks”, a chain of......
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  • Kitty Hawk North Carolina Outer Banks NC

Is Kitty Hawk in the Outer Banks?

The Town of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina has been included in many school history books since the Wright brothers successfully flew their flying machine off a large sand dune in the town in 1903. What isn’t well known is if Kitty Hawk is considered to be part of the Outer Banks or “OBX” of NC.......
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Hurricane Category Wind Chart Scale

Below is the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which provides a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane’s sustained wind speed. This simple scale estimates potential property damage, and is used by basically every meteorologist in the United States. Storms that reach Category 3 and higher are considered “major” hurricanes because of their potential for significant......
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  • Nags Head North Carolina Beach Outer Banks NC

Hurricane Season for Outer Banks North Carolina 2018

Planning a trip to the coast of North Carolina? Wondering when the Atlantic Hurricane Season begins and ends? You sir/madam have come to the right place. The hurricane season for the Outer Banks runs from June 1st through November 30th. These dates are just generalities though, there have been hurricanes that have formed in the......
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  • Outer Banks of North Carolina Beach

What cities are in the Outer Banks of North Carolina?

This is a common question that many vacationers have when planning a trip to the Outer Banks… and if you ask a group of five area locals, you’ll probably hear three different answers! So why is there so much misconception about the subject? Well, I’m not really sure! I suppose that it might be because......
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  • Topsail Island Outer Banks North Carolina

Is Topsail Island Part of The Outer Banks of North Carolina?

In short no, Topsail Island is not part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Located just south of Camp Lejeune, the Bogue Banks, and the Outer Banks, Topsail Island is a 26-mile barrier island situated just off the coast of southern North Carolina. The island includes the communities of North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail......
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  • Wright Memorial Bridge Kitty Hawk North Carolina

How long is the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge?

The Wright Memorial Bridge spans a length of 14,867.9 feet (about 2.8 miles) over the Currituck Sound. Part of US-158, the eastbound portion of the Wright Memorial Bridge opened in 1966, while the westbound part wasn’t constructed until 1995. There are two lanes going either way, and this a heavily used and critical connector to mainland North......
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  • Map Kill Devil Hills North Carolina Outer Banks

Map of Kill Devil Hills NC

Kill Devil Hills is a town located on the Outer Banks, a chain of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. Kitty Hawk is north of the town, and Nags Head is located directly south of Kill Devil Hills. The town is one of the most heavily populated areas on the barrier island, with......
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