Explore NC’s Coastal Weather and Climate with Jess Whitehead

August 19, 2014 | Jessica Whitehead

My first experience communicating about coastal hazards to the public was as a child in 1989, relaying reports from the Weather Channel over the phone to my neighborhood friends in Charleston, SC who remained home during Hurricane Hugo but lost power.

NC Sea Grant, Bringing it to the People

August 18, 2014 | Susan White

Susan White, blogger newbie. Old dog, new tricks. Is it possible? I suppose we’ll find out here. As someone who held on with a tight grip to her flip phone until its dying day, you’ll need…

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Rip Currents: Data and Deployments

July 25, 2014 | Rebecca Nagy

Rebecca Nagy explains how data-logging drifters monitor rip currents — and shares footage that UNCW graduate student Cobi Christiansen shot while getting these loggers into the water.

Successful — and Sunny — Drifter Deployment

July 23, 2014 |

We had a great day at Carolina Beach deploying drifters in the surf to monitor and track rip currents. Now, we want to make sure we recognize and thank our partners who helped with this event.

Welcome to Coastwatch Currents

June 24, 2014 |

This is North Carolina Sea Grant’s new blog, where we can bring news to our readers in a more timely fashion. Watch this space as we begin to grow our blogging efforts.