Tropical Storm Arthur Public Advisory Number 6A

By | May 18, 2020

Issued at 200 AM EDT Mon May 18 2020


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Tropical Storm Arthur Intermediate Advisory Number 6A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL012020
200 AM EDT Mon May 18 2020
 
...ARTHUR MOVING A LITTLE FASTER TOWARD THE COAST OF NORTH
CAROLINA...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 200 AM EDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...33.0N 76.7W
ABOUT 185 MI...300 KM SSW OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
 
None.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
 
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Surf City to Duck NC
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
 
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the
next 24 hours.
 
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 OUTLOOK
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At 200 AM EDT (0600 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Arthur was
located near latitude 33.0 North, longitude 76.7 West.  Arthur is
moving toward the north-northeast near 12 mph (19 km/h).  A turn
toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is forecast
to occur later today.  A turn toward the east is expected on
Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Arthur will approach
the coast of North Carolina during the next several hours, and then
move near or just east of the coast of North Carolina later today.
Arthur is forecast to turn away from the east coast of the United
States tonight and Tuesday.
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher
gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Arthur is likely to lose its tropical characteristics on Tuesday
 
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km)
from the center.
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are expected within the Tropical
Storm Warning area today.
 
RAINFALL: Arthur is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
1 to 3 inches over coastal North Carolina through today, with
isolated maximum amounts of 5 inches.
 
SURF:  Swells generated by Arthur are affecting portions of the
southeast U.S. coast and are expected to spread northward along the
U.S. mid-Atlantic coast during the next day or two.  These swells
could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please
consult products from your local weather office.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.
 
$$
Forecaster Beven
 

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