The Big Freeze of 1917-18

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The Big Freeze of 1917-18

For all of us safely inside and bundled up, came across this interesting account of when Pamlico Sound froze solid:

http://www.ourstate.com/big-freeze/

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Barrett sends in a pic from the Deep Freeze of Fifteen
OBX Big Freeze of 2015

I received the following photo from Brian, owner of Ocean Air in Avon. Here is a view of the Sound from his house in Nags Head. He reports that last week Roanoke Sound was frozen over for three days, as shown in the photo. It has now melted.

Barrett

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Re: The Big Freeze of 1917-18

Pretty strange that it froze the sound at the OBX when we never freeze over our lakes. I would have thought proximity to the ocean and salt water would make that much harder than freezing over one of our lakes. We never seem to drop below the mid 40's. (Which is more than cold enough.)

There is no off season.

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