North Carolina-Outer Banks

Weather!!!!!!!

Hi Ladies!

So I knew the risk I was taking when I decided to have a September wedding on the Outer Banks.  Its hurricane season...I get it.  My family has been going to the OBX the same week for thirty years and we have never had a problem with hurricanes.  Maybe the week before, or the week after, but never while we were there.

How are you guys avoiding not freaking out about this?  My wedding is in two weeks and there are three storms on the horizon....Fiona being the one I am most concerned about.  I know I cant control this (although I want to) but I just keep having nightmares that my entire wedding will have to be cancelled.  Its not the money, we will get it back.  I am just freaking out.

Thanks.

Re: Weather!!!!!!!

  • GreColeGreCole member
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    edited December 2011
    I feel you!  I wasn freaking out until this morning when I checked the local news site and the headline was something like "Earl is stronger and threatening Outer Banks."  Thanks for that!  Mine is the 10th but we're supposed to head down this weekend (right along with Earl).  I'm trying my hardest to think positively but it's tough sometimes.  Our reception is at the pierhouse which is pretty much ON the water.  I guess we just have to go with flow and hope for the best! G'luck to you!!
  • rossarvarossarva member
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    edited December 2011
    Exactly!  We are on the soundfront so the flooding potential is also scary even if the storm has passed.  Girl...I wish you the best. 
  • JenO24JenO24 member
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    edited December 2011
    We're having a 9/12 wedding on the beach in KDH.
    I've been tracking the storms, was worried about Danielle at first, but I talked to the hotel cordinator and she says Earl will hit the end of this week/weekend and be fine for next weekend
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  • GreColeGreCole member
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    edited December 2011
    Earl shouldn't be too bad, but I've got my eye on the one following it (possibly Fiona) - crossing my fingers that if it forms it hits during the week.  We have a second photo shoot the day of your wedding Jen... We will be ok :)
  • JenO24JenO24 member
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    edited December 2011
    GreCole, glad I won't be down there that weekend alone!!!
    Where yawll getting married?
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  • hibiscus118hibiscus118 member
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    edited December 2011
    I hear ya ladies!   Mine is next Tuesday.  I knew it was hurricane season when we booked.  It just sucks that now its looking like this.  We're heading down on Saturday.  I've been trying not to think about it much.  Its one thing if it rains, we can deal with that.  It would really suck if they were evacuating though. 
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  • GreColeGreCole member
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    edited December 2011
    Hey Jen - we'll be at the Hilton's Pier house. The ceremony is supposed to be on the beach but as long as its not terribly bad, I think we can do it in the pier house.  How bout u?

    Laura - our local weather guy in Raleigh says that both of the storms should be gone by then.  The beaches might not look so "pretty" though.  I do know that some of the most pleasant weather weather comes right after a storm like this so at least there's that going for you right? :)
  • hibiscus118hibiscus118 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_north-carolina-outer-banks_weather?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:598Discussion:2ee5cf43-33a1-4103-8123-7bf84b4b71efPost:aec9dad3-3342-4c22-bd60-b3585558dc91">Re: Weather!!!!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Hey Jen - we'll be at the Hilton's Pier house. The ceremony is supposed to be on the beach but as long as its not terribly bad, I think we can do it in the pier house.  How bout u? Laura - our local weather guy in Raleigh says that both of the storms should be gone by then.  The beaches might not look so "pretty" though.  I do know that some of the most pleasant weather weather comes right after a storm like this so at least there's that going for you right? :)
    Posted by GreCole[/QUOTE]

    <div>I don't think Fiona will be gone by the 7th :(  I think our wedding will be right between the storms.  We'll see. I don't care about the beaches looking so pretty, we just want to be able to have our wedding!</div><div>
    </div>
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  • JenO24JenO24 member
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    edited December 2011
    ours is infront of the ramada in kill devil hills since we're having our reception in their ballroom.  hopefully the weather hold out so we dont have to go w/ our option b (married in their reception hall).  i want to get married w/ my toes in the sand!  :) 

    ill keep you in my prayers laura!!!
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  • LRPardyLRPardy member
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    edited December 2011
    Hoping for the best for all of you getting married in the next couple of weeks.  Please come back here after and let us know how it went!

    Cheers!
  • cbowen32cbowen32 member
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    edited December 2011
    GreCole,

    Let me know how your wedding reception goes at the Pier House. I am looking to book there for my April 2011 wedding and would love ANY feedback that you are willing to provide.  I will keep my fingers crossed and say a few prayers that the hurricanes don't effect your wedding day! 

    Thanks!
  • GreColeGreCole member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks!  I will definitely let you know how it goes.  I will say that so far I LOVE IT!  The staff is helpful and friendly and the food is good too.  I'll be sure to post more in a few weeks.

    Good thoughts going out to everyone else this week...Sand in our toes and wind in our faces - the pleasant way!!  :)
  • edited December 2011
    Just an update on the forecast:  Earl could make landfall in the OBX, Thurs. Evacuations of the OBX may begin as early as tonight/tomorrow morning... Though right now the eyewall is forecast to remain offshore, flooding could become a big problem, especially on the sound side as the storm exits the area.  

    Right now, Fiona is forecast to be weaker and remain offshore.  So Earl is really the only major threat on the horizon.  

    Best of luck for your weddings (should make for interesting stories though!)

    Also, you can always find the most up-to-date information from the National Hurricane Center:
  • JenO24JenO24 member
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    edited December 2011
    ""cause earl had to die / goodbye earl / we need a break""
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  • LinGarrett83LinGarrett83 member
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    edited December 2011
    Good luck ladies!!!  I'll be thinking about you all the next two weeks and hoping for clear skies for your special days!!!!!


    xoxox
  • alibavalibav member
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    edited December 2011

    uggggghh.. I am thinking of you guys... I'm not getting married until next year around this time... and I am already wondering *what was I thinking?!!!!!   Looks like the storm will be moving fast and be gone by the weekend!  Good Luck!

  • hibiscus118hibiscus118 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thank you all, keeping my fingers crossed!
    Laura & Dusty - September 7th, 2010!
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  • edited December 2011
    Good luck girls!

    We were down last week for vacation and had amazing weather...then while we were leaving and watching the 3 hurricanes really develop...I started to really feel for some of the brides that were coming down while we were leaving.

    So you all are in my prayers and thoughts and I wish you the best and that the weather cooperates!!!
  • GreColeGreCole member
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    edited December 2011
    Now there's a Gaston too???  GRRRRRRRRRRRRR
  • hibiscus118hibiscus118 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_north-carolina-outer-banks_weather?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:598Discussion:2ee5cf43-33a1-4103-8123-7bf84b4b71efPost:90cce35c-2d32-41d9-943e-1a0336355ac1">Re: Weather!!!!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Now there's a Gaston too???  GRRRRRRRRRRRRR
    Posted by GreCole[/QUOTE]

    <div>There is another area to watch right behind Gaston, they are just flying off the coast of Africa.  Thinking about all of you the weekend after me as well.  </div>
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  • dwfangirldwfangirl member
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    edited December 2011
    Thinking about all of you and hoping you will all have your weddings go off without evacuations or damage to any of your places!  Good luck and definitely report back as PPs have said!  
  • JenO24JenO24 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_north-carolina-outer-banks_weather?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:598Discussion:2ee5cf43-33a1-4103-8123-7bf84b4b71efPost:90cce35c-2d32-41d9-943e-1a0336355ac1">Re: Weather!!!!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Now there's a Gaston too???  GRRRRRRRRRRRRR
    Posted by GreCole[/QUOTE]

    SH!T
    SH!T
    SH!T
    SH!T
    SH!T

    as of right now, it'll be a CAT 3 hurrican on 9/7
    making landfall 10 days out which puts it @ 9/12
    MY F*ING WEDDING DAY

    NOT VERY HAPPY RIGHT NOW
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  • GreColeGreCole member
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    edited December 2011
    NOooooooooooooooooooooo Jen!!!  Maybe the other storms will cause it to slow down a bit!  At least ONE MORE DAY!
  • hibiscus118hibiscus118 member
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    edited December 2011
    Jen - I'll be thinking about you, I hope it goes elsewhere and not the OBX again!!  Even if it wasn't for all our weddings I still don't like to see these storms hit the area.
     
    AHHHH - GO AWAY EARL AND GASTON!!!!
    Laura & Dusty - September 7th, 2010!
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.weddings.com/Sites/Weddings/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_north-carolina-outer-banks_weather?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:598Discussion:2ee5cf43-33a1-4103-8123-7bf84b4b71efPost:c2c6848e-6b3f-49de-a983-66967c33947d">Re: Weather!!!!!!!</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Weather!!!!!!! : SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T SH!T as of right now, it'll be a CAT 3 hurrican on 9/7 making landfall 10 days out which puts it @ 9/12 MY F*ING WEDDING DAY NOT VERY HAPPY RIGHT NOW
    Posted by JenO24[/QUOTE]<div>
    </div><div>JenO24, where did U get that information from? There is nothing new coming our way. Fiona is going off shore, and Gaston is a tropical depression right now, with a slight chance of re-development. The tropical wave located near the coast of Africa has a low chance ( only 20%) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48hours or so. </div><div>
    </div><div>There is no need to panic! <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-cool.gif" border="0" alt="Cool" title="Cool" /></div><div>
    </div><div>There is always a media and scared people who take a simple story and blow it out of proportion, piling on like a chain reaction train wreck and causing chaos. </div><div>
    </div><div>We drove from Nags Head to Kitty Hawk, and so far after Earl there has been just minor flooding.</div><div>

    </div>
  • evenundomielevenundomiel member
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    edited December 2011
    well ...the weather must be good luck in a way! we got engaged last night! At least Earl wasn't so bad!
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  • GreColeGreCole member
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    edited December 2011
    Congratulations!  And it looks as though there is a beautiful 10  day stretch forcasted for all of us. :)  Enjoy!!!
  • hibiscus118hibiscus118 member
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    edited December 2011
    Congratulations!!!   Earl definitely spared us all and I think Gaston is no worries.  We are headed down to Hatteras Island tomorrow morning!!
    Laura & Dusty - September 7th, 2010!
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