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Hurricane Arthur Making Landfall near Cape Lookout, NC

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Hurricane Arthur is making landfall near Cape Lookout, North Carolina now. An 87 MPH wind gust was reported in Morehead City, NC within the past hour. Arthur continues to have 100 MPH sustained winds offshore with significant storm surge impacting the outer islands and parts of the North Carolina coast.

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HURRICANE ARTHUR ADVISORY NUMBER 13
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012014
1100 PM EDT THU JUL 03 2014

…EYE OF ARTHUR ABOUT TO MAKE LANDFALL NEAR CAPE LOOKOUT…

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————–
LOCATION…34.6N 76.6W
ABOUT 0 MI…0 KM N OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 75 MI…120 KM WSW OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…100 MPH…155 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 35 DEGREES AT 18 MPH…30 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…976 MB…28.82 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY…

THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED SOUTH OF CAPE FEAR.

ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE COAST
OF NEW BRUNSWICK FROM THE U.S./CANADA BORDER TO GRAND-ANSE…ALL OF
NOVA SCOTIA INCLUDING CAPE BRETON ISLAND…AND ALL OF PRINCE EDWARD
ISLAND.

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 TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…
* CAPE FEAR 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
* NANTUCKET
* CAPE COD FROM PROVINCETOWN TO CHATHAM

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…
* NEW BRUNSWICK FROM THE U. S./CANADA BORDER TO GRAND-ANSE
* ALL OF NOVA SCOTIA INCLUDING CAPE BRETON ISLAND
* ALL OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY SHOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMPLETED.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA.

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN COASTAL PORTIONS OF NEW ENGLAND…NEW
BRUNSWICK…AND NEWFOUNDLAND SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF ARTHUR.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
STATES…INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS…PLEASE
MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE
THE UNITED STATES…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
——————————
AT 1100 PM EDT…0300 UTC…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ARTHUR WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.6 NORTH…LONGITUDE 76.6 WEST. ARTHUR IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 18 MPH…30 KM/H…AND THIS MOTION
IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED DURING
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF
ARTHUR SHOULD PASS OVER THE COASTAL AREA OF EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS…PASS SOUTHEAST OF NEW ENGLAND
FRIDAY OR FRIDAY NIGHT…AND BE NEAR OR OVER WESTERN NOVA SCOTIA
EARLY SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 100 MPH…155 KM/H…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED TONIGHT.
HOWEVER…ARTHUR IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN WEAKENING ON FRIDAY AND
BECOME A POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE FRIDAY NIGHT OR SATURDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 40 MILES…65 KM…FROM
THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 150
MILES…240 KM. THE NOAA AUTOMATED STATION AT CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH
CAROLINA RECENTLY REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 71 MPH…115 KM/H…
AND A WIND GUST OF 84 MPH…135 KM/H.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE BASED ON AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE
HUNTER AND BUOY DATA IS 976 MB…28.82 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
WIND…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE SPREADING ACROSS PORTIONS OF
THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA WARNING AREA…AND SHOULD SPREAD
NORTHWARD THROUGH THAT AREA DURING THE REMAINDER OF TONIGHT.
HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE CURRENTLY SPREADING ONTO THE COAST NEAR
CAPE LOOKOUT…AND SHOULD SPREAD ACROSS OTHER PORTIONS OF THE
HURRICANE WARNING AREA DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS. TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH THE NEW ENGLAND WARNING AREA BY
FRIDAY NIGHT.

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 WITHIN THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA…1
TO 3 FT
EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA…1 TO 3 FT

COASTAL FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE ALONG CAPE COD.

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 4 TO 6 INCHES…WITH ISOLATED
MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 8 INCHES…ARE EXPECTED OVER COASTAL AREAS OF
NORTH CAROLINA THROUGH FRIDAY. RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4
INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE
ISLAND.

TORNADOES…ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF
COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA THROUGH FRIDAY
MORNING.

SURF…SWELLS GENERATED BY ARTHUR ARE AFFECTING AREAS ALONG THE
COAST OF NORTH 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.

NEXT ADVISORY
————-
NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORIES…100 AM EDT AND 300 AM EDT.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY…500 AM EDT.

7:25pm Update – Accumulating Sleet/Snow Across Central Texas

Current Temps

More and more reports of accumulating sleet and snow are being received from locations between Waco and New Braunfels.   I-35 around Temple is beginning to ice over and several wrecks are now being reported in that area. Killeen is also beginning to have icing issues with several roadways and bridges icing over.   Roadways across central and south central Texas will continue to deteriorate overnight and into tomorrow morning and TRAVEL THIS EVENING, OVERNIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED.  Please stay OFF the roads!  To check the latest road conditions in your area see http://www.drivetexas.org/Full/

Current TXDot Map

Further north, areas of light snow are showing up between Brownwood, Waco, Corsicana and off to the east towards Tyler and Palestine and Longview. Temps are rapidly falling across the state as the main Arctic air continues to push south this evening.  Temperatures across south central Texas between Victoria and Houston/Galveston have now dropped into the mid 30’s.  It won’t be long now before freezing temps are reached and the precipitation currently falling will begin to switch over to sleet and then snow overnight.  We will continue to monitor and keep you updated throughout this evening and overnight!  Stay warm and be safe everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

8:30pm Update – Colder Temps Overnight

Another cold front snuck quietly through the state today.  While this front did not carry any chances for precipitation, it will bring additional cold air to reinforce what is already in place across much of the central and northern portions of the state.  That being said, lows tonight for much of the panhandle will drop back down into the teens and low 20’s tonight with a light north wind.  I think the folks at the National Weather Service office in Amarillo summed up how to prepare for that quite nicely in their early afternoon forecast discussion:  “THROUGH TONIGHT:  YOU’LL WANT TO HAVE THE FIRE ON AND THAT CUP OF COFFEE OR HOT COCOA ON STANDBY IN THE MORNING BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO BE COLD WITH LOWS IN THE TEENS”

LUB Graphicast

Graphic courtesy of the NWS office in Lubbock, TX

For north central Texas, one more night of temps below freezing before lows on Thursday night into Friday morning finally look to get above the 32 degree mark.  This would certainly be a Blessing to help melt the residual ice pack still hanging around.  I know that up in my area north of Dallas, some fields look like they’ve hardly melted at all, and the frozen slush covering some of the rural roadways in the mornings has made for some pain in the rear morning traffic backups.  That said, with lows dropping into the low to mid 20’s tomorrow morning, expect some re-freezing of icy slush and runoff, plus a chance for some patchy freezing fog.

FWD Graphicast

Graphic courtesy of the NWS office in Ft. Worth, TX

Here’s a look at the low temps expected tonight across the remainder of the state.

Lows tonight

A look ahead….  Earlier today, Conley blogged about the possibility of another very strong arctic front approaching the region by the weekend before Christmas.  I wanted to share his blog with y’all once again, along with a reminder that this is still many hours out, and it’s way too soon to make any sort of solid forecast with regard to Christmas.  We decided to go ahead and share this information so that you can follow along with us as we continue to monitor this system’s development and potential to bring wintry weather back to parts of the state.  As always, with a system like this looming on the horizon, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and remain flexible with your travel plans during Christmas. The odds of something like our recent ice storm happening again any time soon is pretty rare, but it’s best to get prepared ahead of time if you know you’ll be traveling, so you’re less likely to be severely impacted by any travel disruptions.  Conley will have additional updates out over the next several evenings, so stay tuned!

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