Hurricane ArthurJuly 3rd, 2014 at 12:24 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
Hurricane Arthur has exited the Outer Banks of North Carolina today (the 4th) to the northeast and is heading toward Nantucket and Nova Scotia (then a tropical storm, not a hurricane). Look at Highway 12, the main highway on the Outer Banks. Nantucket should see some 60 mph gusts (note how beat up the hurricane flags are at the link). Arthur will create rough seas all up and down the East Coast. 100-mph wind gusts have occurred on the Outer Banks of NC. There is flooding on the Outer Banks, which are low barrier islands that have always shifted due to storms. Here’s the Public Advisory on the storm…the Forecast Discussion…the High Wind Probability Map…the Funktop Satellite view of the storm, a Visible Image of the storm (daytime only), a satellite loop of the storm and New England Regional Radar. Combination of Arthur and old front should produce 1-3″ rains over much of New England. Arthur is the earliest hurricane to hit N.C. in a season since records began in 1851. Hurricane Arthur is the first Category 2 hurricane to directly hit the U.S. since Ike in 2008 (a long time in between Cat 2 storms).