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above - Hurricane Arthur
Atlantic Tropical activity
Western Atlantic activity
Atlantic Tropical activity
2014-07-04 at 07:00 am - happy 4th of July !! .. this mornings report is going to be short at we will be heading to Cat Island later this morning .. we will update today's report this afternoon .. for our latest update just 'refresh' this webpage ..
before we get into this mornings update please note the added graphics above .. note click on any image for a larger size image .. the image at the right 'Atlantic Tropical activity' is where we start watching for tropical activity and at this time we do not like what we are seeing brewing in Africa's brewing pot .. UGH ..
anyway today's update - yes we now have Hurricane Arthur at Cat 2 hurricane ..
Arthur made landfall last night around 11:25 pm as a 100 mph Category 2 hurricane near Cape Lookout, North Carolina and tracked across Pamlico Sound. We now find that Arthur is starting to move away from the outer banks of North Carolina and as of 07:00 am this morning, Arthur was located near 36.5 North Latitude, 74.7 West Longitude or about 65 miles to the east-northeast of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Arthur is maintaining its strength and still has 100 mph maximum sustained winds .. Arthur is currently tracking to the northeast at a forward speed of 23 mph and this forward speed is expected to increase today ..
even though Arthur is starting to pull away from the outer banks of North Carolina, it is still significantly impacting parts of the outer banks with Oregon Inlet reporting wind gusts of 80 mph. Storm surge continues to be an issue across many areas of the outer banks with many parts of Highway 12 completely flooded and there is sound side flooding of at least 4 feet now occurring in Rodanthe, Waves, Manteo and Salvo .. it is expected that Arthur will continue to impact the northern part of the outer banks and northeast North Carolina for the next few hours before conditions improve by this afternoon.
Satellite and radar imagery this morning shows that Arthur continues to have a well-defined eye and the environment off of the Mid-Atlantic coast seems to be favorable for Arthur to maintain its current strength this morning .. after this morning, it is expected that Arthur will start to slowly weaken but will track within 50 miles of Nantucket as a 90 mph hurricane tonight and then track across southern and western Nova Scotia as a 75 to 80 mph hurricane ..
Arthur will approach Nantucket and Cape Cod late today and pass within 50 miles (and maybe a lot closer) to Nantucket tonight .. this means that tropical storm conditions, including winds of up to 50 to 70 mph, heavy rainfall with amounts of 2 to 4 inches and high surf, rip currents and beach erosion will begin across Nantucket and Cape Cod early this evening and continue throughout tonight before ending on Saturday morning ..
Downeast Maine, including Acadia National Park, will also be impacted by Arthur with tropical storm conditions expected from late tonight through Saturday morning .. this includes winds of up to 50 mph, heavy rainfall with amounts of 3 to 5 inches and high surf, rip currents and beach erosion from about midnight tonight right through all of Saturday morning ..
during Saturday, Arthur is expected to track across southern and western parts of Nova Scotia and will bring at least tropical storm conditions to much of southern and eastern New Brunswick, all of Nova Scotia and Price Edward Island. Hurricane conditions are possible across southern Nova Scotia .. this means that winds of up to 50 to 80 mph, heavy rainfall with amounts of up to 5 inches and high surf, rip currents and beach erosion can be expected across these areas throughout the day on Saturday ..
we will be adding more to this report later today after we get to Cat Island ..
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