Hurricane Arthur Expected to be at Cat 2 Strength Later Today


...Conditions Deteriorating Along The Coast Of North Carolina...

courtesy of WITN-TV Greenville, North Carolina

Hurricane Arthur Intermediate Advisory
Nws National Hurricane Center Miami Fl
200 Pm Edt Thu Jul 03 2014

Summary Of 200 Pm Edt...1800 Utc...Information
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Location...32.9n 78.3w
About 70 Mi...115 Km Ssw Of Cape Fear North Carolina
About 225 Mi...365 Km Sw Of Cape Hatteras North Carolina
Maximum Sustained Winds...90 Mph...150 Km/H
Present Movement...Nne Or 15 Degrees At 13 Mph...20 Km/H
Minimum Central Pressure...980 Mb...28.94 Inches

Watches And Warnings
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Changes With This Advisory...

None.

Summary Of Watches And Warnings In Effect...

A Hurricane Warning Is In Effect For...
* Surf City North Carolina To The North Carolina/Virginia Border
* Pamlico Sound
* Eastern Albemarle Sound

A Hurricane Watch Is In Effect For...
* Little River Inlet To South Of Surf City

A Tropical Storm Warning Is In Effect For...
* South Santee River South Carolina To South Of Surf City
* The North Carolina/Virginia Border To Cape Charles Light
Virginia...Including The Mouth Of The Chesapeake Bay
* Western Albemarle Sound

A Hurricane Warning Means That Hurricane Conditions Are Expected
Somewhere Within The Warning Area. Preparations To Protect Life
And Property Should Be Rushed To Completion.

A Hurricane Watch Means That Hurricane Conditions Are Possible
Within The Watch Area. Any Unexpected Deviation Of The Track To The
Left...Or An Expansion Of Hurricane-Force Winds Into The Northwest
Quadrant Of The Storm...Would Require The Issuance Of Hurricane
Warnings For Part Of The Hurricane Watch Area.

A Tropical Storm Warning Means That Tropical Storm Conditions Are
Expected Somewhere Within The Warning Area.

Interests Along The United States East Coast North Of The Warning
Area...Primarily In Southeastern New England...Should Monitor The
Progress Of Arthur.

Interests In Nova Scotia Should Monitor The Progress Of Arthur.

For Storm Information Specific To Your Area...Including Possible
Inland Watches And Warnings...Please Monitor Products Issued By Your Local National Weather Service Forecast Office.

Discussion And 48-Hour Outlook
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At 200 Pm Edt...1800 Utc...The Center Of Hurricane Arthur Was
Located Near Latitude 32.9 North...Longitude 78.3 West.

Arthur Is Moving Toward The North-Northeast Near 13 Mph...20 Km/H.

A Turn Toward The Northeast With An Increase In Forward Speed Is Expected Today...Followed By A Further Increase In Forward Speed Tonight And Friday.

On The Forecast Track...The Core Of Arthur Is Expected To Approach The Coast Of North Carolina In The Hurricane Warning Area Tonight.

Data From An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Indicate
That Maximum Sustained Winds Are Near 90 Mph...150 Km/H...With
Higher Gusts.

Some Strengthening Is Forecast During The Next 24 Hours...And Arthur Is Expected To Be A Category Two Hurricane When It Passes Over Or Near The North Carolina Coast.

Arthur Is Expected To Begin Weakening Friday Night And Is Forecast To Become A Post-Tropical Cylone Saturday.

Hurricane Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 25 Miles...35 Km...From
The Center...And Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 115 Miles...185 Km.

Noaa Buoy 41004 Located About 55 Miles East-Southeast Of Charleston South Carolina Has Recently Reported Sustained Winds Of 52 Mph With A Gust To 67 Mph.

The Latest Minumum Central Pressure Reported By Reconnaissance
Aircraft Was 980 Mb...28.94 Inches.

Hazards Affecting Land
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Wind...
Tropical Storm Conditions Are Expected To Reach And Spread
Northward Through The Tropical Storm And Hurricane Warning Areas
Later Today And Tonight.
Hurricane Conditions Are Expected Within Portions Of The Hurricane Warning Area By Tonight.
Hurricane-Force Winds Are Possible In The Hurricane Watch Area Beginning This Evening.
Any Unexpected Deviation Of The Track To The Left...Or An Expansion Of Hurricane-Force Winds Into The Northwest Quadrant Of The Storm...Would Require The Issuance Of Hurricane Warnings For Part Of The Hurricane Watch Area.

Storm Surge...
The Combination Of A Dangerous Storm Surge And The Tide Will Cause Normally Dry Areas Near The Coast To Be Flooded By Rising Waters.
The Water Could Reach The Following Heights Above Ground If The Peak Surge Occurs At The Time Of High Tide...
North Carolina Within The Hurricane Warning Area...3 To 5 Ft
Pamlico And Albemarle Sounds...2 To 4 Ft
Southern North Carolina And Northeastern South Carolina...1 To 3 Ft
Extreme Southeastern Virginia...1 To 2 Ft

The Highest Water Will Occur Along The Immediate Coast In Areas Of
Onshore Flow.
The Surge Will Be Accompanied By Large And Damaging Waves. Surge-Related Flooding Depends On The Relative Timing Of The
Surge And The Tidal Cycle...And Can Vary Greatly Over Short
Distances.
For Information Specific To Your Area...Please See Products Issued By Your Local National Weather Service Office And The New Experimental Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map For More Details.

Rainfall...
Rainfall Accumulations Of 3 To 5 Inches...With Isolated Maximum Amounts Of 7 Inches...Are Expected Over Coastal Areas Of
North Carolina Through Friday.
Rainfall Accumulations Of 1 To 2 Inches Are Possible Along The Upper Coast Of South Carolina.

Tornadoes...
Isolated Tornadoes Are Possible Over Portions Of Coastal North Carolina Through Tonight.

Surf...
Swells Generated By Arthur Are Affecting Areas From The East-Central Coast Of Florida Northward To South Carolina.
These Swells Are Expected To Cause Life-Threatening Surf And Rip Currents.
For More Information...Please Monitor Products Issued By Your Local
National Weather Service Forecast Office.

Forecaster Brown



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