Tropical Storm Arthur Public Advisory Number 7

By | May 18, 2020

Issued at 500 AM EDT Mon May 18 2020


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Tropical Storm Arthur Advisory Number   7
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL012020
500 AM EDT Mon May 18 2020
 
...CENTER OF ARTHUR GETTING CLOSER TO THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST...
...ASSOCIATED RAINBANDS SPREADING INTO EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...33.5N 76.6W
ABOUT 85 MI...135 KM S OF MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 135 MI...215 KM SSW OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 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 12 to 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 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Arthur was
located near latitude 33.5 North, longitude 76.6 West.  Arthur is
moving toward the north-northeast near 14 mph (22 km/h).  A turn
toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected
later today, followed by a turn toward the east on Tuesday.  On the 
forecast track, the center of Arthur will approach the coast of 
North Carolina during the next few hours, and then move near or 
just east of the coast of North Carolina later today.  Arthur is 
then 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.
While 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)
mainly to the east of the center.  The Cherry Point Marine Corps 
Air station recently reported a wind gust of 39 mph (63 km/h).
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 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 this afternoon,
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 intermediate advisory at 800 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM EDT.
 
$$
Forecaster Beven
 

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