Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tropical Depression Could Grow Into North Carolina Hurricane Arthur

Via WiscoDave

We're on the Sound across the bridge from the Southern Outer Banks and it's only calling for 15 to 25 MPH SE winds with 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms on Thursday with better weather on Friday. We were planning on going to the Marlin's baseball game Thursday night, but might be better off going tomorrow.


A tropical depression off the coast of Florida is forecast to grow into Hurricane Arthur and strike North Carolina’s Outer Banks during the Fourth of July holiday.

The storm was stationary 95 miles (153 kilometers) southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, with maximum winds of 35 miles per hour as of 8 a.m. local time, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. Tropical storm watches were posted for Florida’s eastern coast from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach because the system is expected to reach that level later today.

“For vacationers going out there to the Outer Banks, they will have some concerns and will have to watch this,” said Paul Walker, a meteorologist with AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania.