Skip to comments.Hurricane Arthur
Posted on 07/03/2014 4:02:22 AM PDT by NautiNurse
Arthur becomes the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season. Independence Day travelers and revelers up and down the U.S. Atlantic coast are eying the path of the storm. Forecast models are in good agreement that Hurricane Arthur will dampen July 4th festivities along the N.C. Outer Banks. Mandatory evacuation of the Outer Banks has begun. Warm waters from the Gulf Stream are adding fuel to the storm development.
Sea Surface Temps
There you are.
Max sustained winds 75mph, 985 mb Moving N at 9mph
Links to South Carolina beach webcams. http://www.funbeaches.com/beach_cams-new.html
Seriously, prayers for everyone in the path of the storm.
I have so many friend up there,they are the greatest hurricane survivors I have ever met,glad this not a 3 or 4.
Glad to see you doing what you do so well again,thanks.
Hello! Official Thread once again. It’s still a non singing zone. Right?
I was recently reading about beach erosion along the Outer Banks. Of course, that is the nature of the barrier islands.
The article was relating to “climate change” and how the rising seas would flood beach front.
NC coastal dwellers are all too familiar with ‘canes. It’s the adventure tourists that generate concern.
Hurricane chocolate is good. Singing not so good.
The storm would have to strengthen considerably to be much of a concern other than roads flooding, and that happens with a strong thunderstorm.
The weak point on the OBX currently is on the north end of Rodanthe at Mirlo Beach. I’ve always loved the look of that place, the big dunes right by Highway 12, the sound views, the really distinctive large beach houses built in that Hatteras style, juniper shingles, towers and such. Many of them are modeled to an extent after the nearby Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station.
Many of them have fallen into the Atlantic over the past several years, too. What a pity.
Damn..... missing NYC
We were in the OBX in late April and the road just north of Rodanthe flooded and was closed just before we arrived and also for a time while we were there after a heavy thunderstorm.
They’re always moving sand away from the road in that area to keep the road open when heavy rain comes. Must be very expensive, but tourism is the lifeblood there and if Hwy. 12 is closed, the money dries up.
Just think of the millions of $$$ lost this coming weekend with everything shuttered. The timing couldn’t be worse.
What does “mandatory evacuation” look like on the OBX? There’s just that one bridge, right?
I wouldn’t worry the “officials” are really good at closing down the beaches and everything they can up there. It’s a sad story.
What was the storm that cut a new inlet a few years ago, Irene? I had a long weekend booked with friends for Halloween weekend on Ocracoke Island that year, missed the last direct ferry from the mainland at Swan Quarter and had to drive down from Manteo to catch the ferry at Hatteras. The storm had just passed and it was a pretty wild ride, I actually went into the ferry’s passenger lounge instead of staying in my car, lol. To get there we drove on sand in many areas, wind whipped, snaking across in the headlights. There was a temporary steel plate bridge just north of Rodanthe over that new inlet. It took quite a toll on campers and such, there were destroyed ones lining Highway 12 off and on all the way down. Ocracoke was unscathed. Had a nice time, a little more chilly than we had planned but the house had a fireplace with gas logs and a fire pit outside, so we adjusted.
One bridge, multiple ferries.
Not only was Arthur caused by Global Warming - he is gay and multi-racial too.
And we all know how people discriminate against hurricanes and tropical storms because they form in seas that are home to the "People Of Color"!
Reads as though Arthur is transgender. /s
thanks so much for your posting efforts..YOU are the only advisory I follow.
Will Florida get any of it? rains? Doesn’t look like.
We camped in Waves in our ultralight travel trailer in late April. The week after we came home, there was a bad storm with hail and we read that it wrecked a lot of RV roofs. So RVing down there really is a crap shoot, I guess.
Years ago my family camped at Buxton in a 18 foot Twilight trailer. The park rangers drove through with an announcement that a storm was coming and we would experience hurricane force winds and were to stay inside.
The storm barely reached wind speeds that would qualify it has a level 1 hurricane and as a result to this day when Hurricanes are reported on the East cost I still do not feel safe...
here in Southern Ohio...
The Weather Channel is in drama mode, but hurricane tracking forecasts do allow preparation and evacuation plans well in advance. Not so true for earthquakes, volcanoes, sink holes, landslides, forest fires, isolated/erratic storms with heavy rains/flooding and tornadoes.
Living on the Georgia coast I gave birth to my daughter during the 1964 Dora hurricane. Too young to panic;) We did not name her Dora!!!!!
Looks like it has only moved a little bit north since yesterday.
Waiting for Obama to blame Bush, Tea Party members or Republicans for Arthur in 3, 2, 1...
A lot of the attraction is feeling like you’re at the end of the earth, the wind, the roar of the waves, the dunes always moving. Pretty stiff breeze on a normal day.
We need to start giving more hurricanes names like Ladisha and Deshawn, or Achmed and Fatima. Gotta be sensitive you know! /s
every time I look at the map it looks like it has hardly moved at all.
Not looking forward to going to work in the rain and wind tomorrow. :-(
Here’s a link to a surf cam at Cape Hatteras. Beautiful day, sun’s out, looks like the normal Hatteras surf to me.
There cams at other beaches at the same link. Looks like rain has gotten as far north as Wrightsville Beach, NC. Folly Beach near Charleston, SC normally has very moderate surf, but it looks to be picking up.
Looks like it has only moved a little bit north since yesterday.
I’m surprised you didn’t think it had backed up.
Did you look at the time and date stamp on the image?
Thanks Nauti Nurse:)
“A lot of the attraction is feeling like youre at the end of the earth, “
That’s the allure of the Core Banks for me. It’s Hatteras without a bridge or development.
The images might not load quickly (or at all) as the hurricane approaches,
since everybody wants to see what the storm looks like from the 141 foot tower..
And so it does.............
Looking at the devastation that remains after “Sandy”, can you imagine the shrieking that would be going on if Bush were in office?? What’s it been - two and a half years, and some people are still living like Ethiopians...
OH you mean hurricane zero which spawns val/jar twisters and axelrod low pressure systems?
Weather people finally have something they can dolt on for the next 4-5 days — provided the thing doesn't weaken.
Last season didn't give them much to be excited about. They are hoping for a better new season.
The name of the SC hurricane was Gracie but I had remembered it as Gloria.
Florida is in the clear now - my wife is now down there on the Space Coast and said their effects were limited to a couple of squall lines (like that never happens during a Florida Summer anyway) and a bit more breeze.
There are some advisories about rip currents, but even that shouldn't be a big deal - perhaps so up along the Georgia coastline now.
Models now in tight agreement: landfall tonight somewhere along the corridor from Cape Lookout to Cape Hatteras. That angle of arrival - almost matching the contour of those barrier islands - is gonna overwash that entire stretch of beach as water is pushed in... erosion is going to be the biggest problem there.
Last 1-2 hours of satellite pics looked to show a weakening eye as dry air was circulating in... hope that continues, though it does have all day to recover from that. Still wouldn’t be surprised if it was a high-Cat 1 by landfall.
Do people still watch television?
Yeah, but only when Jack Bauer is involved.
From November 2012
THANKS...LOOK LIKE OUR 4TH JULY PARTY GOES ON!!