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July 3, 2014
9:40am

Weather Update- Hurricane Arthur

At 8:00 am the center of Hurricane Arthur was located about 380 miles SSW of Norfolk, VA and moving NNE at 9 mph. The storm intensity was 80 mph. Hurricane Force Winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and Tropical Storm Force winds extend outward up to 90 miles from the center. Hurricane Arthur is expected to move just offshore of coastal NC late today before accelerating and shifting NE as it passes along the NC coast late tonight into Friday.

Along its current National Hurricane Center projected path Hurricane Arthur should pass just off the Outer Banks late tonight into early tomorrow. The Pasquotank-Camden area should be far enough away and on the wrong side of the storm for winds to reach hurricane speeds. Sustained winds will increase to 25-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph and possibly peaking to 45-50 mph. These winds will occur from 4am to 11am. Rainfall amounts of 1.5 - 2 inches will be possible with heaviest rain falling during the same time as the peak winds will be occurring. The chance of Pasquotank County receiving Hurricane force winds is less than 10% at this time. Please continue to monitor local media for any changes.
Distributed by the Office of Emergency Management

July 2, 2014
10:00am

Weather Update - Tropical Storm Watch for Pasquotank-Camden

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for our area. A Tropical Storm Watch means that Tropical Storm conditions are possible within the Watch area (36 to 48 hours).

Overall Impacts: Main impacts developing Thursday night and ending Friday afternoon along the immediate coast with tropical storm force winds and minor tidal flooding. Rain & Flooding - Heavy rain with up to 3 inches along the coast could cause poor drainage areas along the coast to flood especially where tides hold water in. Storm Surge - 1 to 2 feet along the ocean coast and 1 foot or less along the Sound Winds - Tropical storm force winds along the coast Thursday night through Friday morning. Tornadoes - None

Tropical Storm Arthur should be affecting the Pasquotank-Camden area mainly Friday morning into the afternoon with the heaviest rains between 3am and 2pm. Winds will gradually diminish by late Friday afternoon with gusts of 30-35 mph possible through 4pm, and gusts to 25 mph from 4-7pm. No significant gusts are expected past 7pm and skies should clear by the late evening.


To track the tropical storm, see the National Weather Service website at http://www.weather.gov/ .