18 May Tropical Storm Arthur Spreads Rain, Wind into North Carolina
Tropical Storm Arthur Spreads Rain, Wind into North Carolina
May 18, 2020
Source: FOX News
Locations currently under a tropical storm warning:
– Beaufort County
– Carteret County
– Craven County
– Dare County
– Duck County
– Hatteras Island
– Hyde County
– Kill Devil Hills Town
– Kitty Hawk Town
– Manteo Town
– Nags Head Town
– Ocracoke Island
– Onslow County
– Pamlico County
– Southern Shores Town
– Tyrrell County
– Wanchese, Roanoke Island
– Washington County
NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said as of 11 a.m. EDT on Monday that Tropical Storm Arthur is located about 20 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, moving north-northeast at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.
“The full center of the storm is going to remain offshore but we’re still going to get indirect impacts,” Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean said Monday on “Fox & Friends First.” “The rain and the wind, as it continues to move north and eastward.”
Tropical storm warnings have been posted from Surf City to Duck, N.C., including the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.
“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,” the NHC said.
Eastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks were seeing increasing wind gusts and rain as of Monday morning as the center of Arthur passed offshore.
Arthur remains a minimal tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. The NHC said tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles, mainly to the east of the center of Arthur over water.
“We could see wind gusts, or feel wind gusts, upwards of 50 to 60 mph, and then it’s going to start to make its curve,” Dean said.
Throughout the day on Monday, gusts to 50 mph are possible along the Outer Banks through midday with between one to three inches of rain. Isolated maximum amounts of up to five inches of rain are possible in coastal areas.
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