On January 4, 2018 the Outer Banks experienced a rare winter storm that paralyzed the area with snow and icy conditions.  The storm was a classic Nor’easter coupled with frigid temps and winds in excess of 75 mph.  This was winter storm “Grayson” and she caught many seasoned Outer Bankers off guard. The frigid temps were sustained for four days which allowed the sounds, canals and waterways to completely freeze over.  A group of Southern Shores residents decided to make the best of the historic occasion by holding the 1st Annual snOBX Olympics on the frozen Currituck Sound. This was a light-hearted event that gave the residents a chance to walk on water! Here are a few photos of the "event":