Howard Reef (aka Our Reef)



Natural accumulation of sand, gravel, or alluvium forming an underwater or exposed embankment.
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
35.1390599°, -75.9737874°
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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Howard Reef is covered by the Howard Reef, NC US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Bars

Clark Reef 4.8 mi
Vera Cruz Shoal 5.8 mi
Oyster Rocks 5.9 mi

Nearby Cities

Ocracoke, NC 2 mi
Hatteras, NC 17 mi
Frisco, NC 21 mi
Engelhard, NC 26 mi
Buxton, NC 26 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Big Foot Slough Channel Water 1.3 mi
Gap Point Water 1.3 mi
Northern Pond Water 1.4 mi
Mary Anns Pond Water 1.5 mi
Horsepen Point Water 1.6 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is HATTE which is approximately 15 miles away and has an elevation of 15 feet (15 feet higher than Howard Reef). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 5.37" 53.4° 39.6°
February 3.62" 53.9° 40.6°
March 4.53" 60.1° 45.8°
April 3.19" 66.6° 53.7°
May 3.63" 74.4° 61.8°
June 4.19" 80.7° 69.3°
July 4.29" 84.9° 73.7°
August 5.43" 84.5° 73.0°
September 4.63" 81.0° 69.3°
October 4.78" 72.6° 60.4°
November 4.76" 64.3° 51.7°
December 4.29" 57.0° 44.0°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 61% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 93% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 86% of other locations on record.