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