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Tropical Storm Arthur Gains Strength

STORM THREATENS NORTH CAROLINA’S OUTER BANKS …  Tropical storm Arthur – the first named system of the 2014 season – is gaining strength as it moves up the east coast, prompting officials in North Carolina to take action in anticipation of a soggy, windy Fourth of July weekend. In fact…

STORM THREATENS NORTH CAROLINA’S OUTER BANKS … 

Tropical storm Arthur – the first named system of the 2014 season – is gaining strength as it moves up the east coast, prompting officials in North Carolina to take action in anticipation of a soggy, windy Fourth of July weekend.

In fact N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency in twenty-five counties – activating the National Guard and preparing resources to respond to the storm.

“While we all want to enjoy a fun Fourth of July weekend with friends and family, our highest priority should be safety during the storm,” McCrory said in a statement. “I encourage all of our coastal residents and visitors to take necessary precautions, listen to local media and use good judgment throughout the duration of the storm.”

Currently 100 miles off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, Arthur is packing maximum sustained winds of sixty miles per hour (as of 2:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday afternoon).

“Arthur is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday,” the latest advisory from the National Weather Service (NWS) predicts.

Tropical storm watches have been issued for the coast of South Carolina, although current forecast models call for the storm to turn to the northeast in the coming days – bypassing the Palmetto coastline altogether.  In fact South Carolina is completely out of the official five-day forecast window from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

Take a look …

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And here’s the storms current forecast track …

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We’ll continue to keep track of Arthur as he makes his way up the coast …

(To read our previous coverage of Tropical Storm Arthur, CLICK HERE) .

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4 comments

FudgePackerAtChocolateMonkey July 2, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Arthur bees got him a stiffy and lookin for somebody to blow. Grab yo buttcheeks and hold on tight.

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He, who we do not name. July 2, 2014 at 4:31 pm

First a bridge, now a hurricane?

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idcydm July 2, 2014 at 10:26 pm

We need another ice age, bet you never heard of anyone complaining about hurricanes durning the last one.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

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Breezy, with some rain east of the I-95 corridor. Get stoked for some decent [East Coast] surfing from the Washout all the way up to Nova Scotia . South Carolina fishermen should stay inshore for the next 48 hours.

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EAST COAST DISASTER OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS!!!!!! OUTER BANKS WILL BE WIPED OUT! DEATH! DESTRUCTION! KATRINA! HUGO! SANDY! MAN-MADE CLIMATE CHANGE! TORRENTIAL RAINS! WIND! STORM SURGE! RIP TIDES! SAVE YOURSELVES! EVACUATE NOW!!!! AAAUUUUURRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

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