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SnOBX 2018: Pictures of Outer Banks transformed by snow

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Jan 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 11:53:12-05

OUTER BANKS, N.C. – One of the most popular summer destinations for Richmonders was transformed under a heavy blanket of snow during a winter storm that moved along the coast, bound for Maine.

Though rain mixed with the snow in the Outer Banks, making snow totals lower than the 8 to 10 inches of accumulation in Hampton Roads, pictures posted on social media reflected a substantial snowfall around beloved tourist spots. This snowfall isn’t as heavy as the storm that hit the Outer Banks in Feb. 2014. Back then, numerous areas reported more than 10 inches of snow, with one picture showing 12 inches accumulated in Nagshead.  New Bern, just south and west of Pamlico Sound, also reported some record-breaking snow in 2014.

Look at the frothing sea and snow-kissed sand.

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Nothing like waking up to some fresh powder on the beach. 🌊❄️ #obx #obxstuff #outerbanks #outerbanksnc #theouterbanks #theouterbanksnc #beach #sea #ocean #island #saltlife #surfing #surf #fishing #fish #snobx #snOBX #snow #winter #mermaid #gypsy #adventure #explore #travel #photographer #photography #photo @sunrealtync @weatherchannel

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This composition taken near Cape Hatteras usually shows an inviting ocean and bright sand.

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Same view, this time post (in the midst of?) #winterstormgrayson. We are holed up watching the surf roll in…#obx #lighthouseview #capehatteras

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Paddleboards covered in snow.

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Snow at the beach! Keep warm ❄️✌️

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Look at this breathtaking view of Nags Head beach.

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SnOBX 2018 ❄️🌊 #obx #obxstuff #outerbanks #outerbanksnc #theouterbanksnc #theouterbanks #beach #sea #ocean #island #saltlife #snobx #snOBX #fishing #fish #surfing #surf #adventure #explore #travel #gypsy #gypsea #mermaid #winter #snow #photography #photographer #photo @sunrealtync @weatherchannel

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That pop of blue inviting you to take a chilly dip.

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Winter Bathing anyone?! ❄️❄️❄️ • • #obx #outerbanks #winterwonderland #gotsnow #bombcyclone

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Snow blowing over the Roanoke sound near the lighthouse.

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Drastic change in conditions out there today thanks to Winter Storm Grayson! They are calling it a “bomb cyclone.” #ice #snow #cold #colday #frigid #explore #exploreeverything #exploretocreate #explorenc #ncoutdoor_inc #ncoutdoors #nc #onlyinnc #coldnewyear #newyear #visitnc #welovenc #scenicnc #ftwotw #lighthouse #manteo #obx #obxstuff #outerbanks #marsheslight #snowbx #obxsnow #bombcyclone #snobx #ournaturedays_5k

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This shot of snowy downtown Manteo looks like it could be turned into a puzzle.

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Snowy downtown Manteo. #obx #snobx2018 #outerbanks #manteo #downtownmanteo #roanokeisland #winterstormgrayson

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Walking on snow…yeah…don’t it feel good?!

This shot by the Best Western captures the peacefulness of a snowy landscape with the sun starting to peek out.

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It’s a beautiful beach snow day on the Outer Banks ❄️⛄️🌨

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The Wright Brother flight over the snowy dunes. 

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getting frosty

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Taken near the Avalon pier, where there isn’t a lot of fishing going on today.

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snow day ❄ #snobx

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A family having a perfect snow day and posting pics of it.

Beauty in black and white.

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Nags Head snow #obx #nagshead #bombcyclone #brrr

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Snowboarders on Jockey’s Ridge??? This is the ultimate sledding spot.