Wicked Weather Photos on the Outer Banks

After a few weeks of spring showers, tornado watches and some amazing cloud formations, it seems fitting to publish a gallery of some incredible photos taken from some of the best photographers on the Outer Banks. These images below capture the pure beauty that this little sandbar has to offer. It can go from the most perfect beach day to some of the harshest environments. That's what makes this place all the more amazing when you are here to witness nature's beauty in person. For more amazing photos, check out this link HERE. [caption id="attachment_81836" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Lightning strike near the Wright Brother's Memorial, Kill Devil Hills. Photo: Mickey McCarthy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81837" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Lighting over the ocean near Avalon Pier. Photo: Corey Schaible[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81838" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Hurricane Joaquin in Kitty Hawk. Photo: Bob Hovey[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81839" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Beautiful cloud formations over the sea. Photo: Mark Buckler Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81840" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Hurricane Sandy, Kitty Hawk on the bypass. Photo: Jon Carter Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81841" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] February 2016 snow storm blanketing the beach in Kitty Hawk. Photo: Jon Carter Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81842" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Kitty Hawk beach road during a 2015 Nor'Easter. Photo: Jon Carter Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81843" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Front row seats for the best show on earth. Photo: Lauren Karczewski[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81844" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Aerial view of the Sound frozen over. Photo: Matt Lusk Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81845" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Frozen docks on the sound. Photo: Matt Lusk Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81846" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Icicles hanging from a tree on the sound. Photo: Pia Bell Ford[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81847" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Storm surf at Avalon Pier. Photo: Rick Anderson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81848" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] High tide storm over wash for one unlucky oceanfront home. Photo: Rick Anderson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81849" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Incoming tide with a few spectators getting caught off-guard. Photo: Rick Anderson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81850" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] A common sight: Outer Banks storm aftermath. Photo: Rick Anderson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81851" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Lightning storm over Avalon Pier. Photo: Rick Anderson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81852" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Bird's eye view of Oregon Inlet when the NE winds are howling. Photo: Ryan Diegelmann[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81853" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Shelf cloud over Jennette's Pier (May 28, 2017). Photo: Ryan Rhodes[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81854" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Storm aftermath. Beach Road in Kitty Hawk looking north to the Hilton. Photo: Susan Ogden[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81855" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Beautiful panoramic of a storm crossing the shoreline. Photo: Tracie Driggers Williams[/caption]