Hurricane Arthur (2AM Update)July 4th, 2014 at 2:09 am by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
Tiffany Savona and Don Slater have been tracking the storm all night as Arthur made landfall, as the hurricane moves in to the Hampton Roads cities, we will begin to see our wind gusts increase over the next few hours. From now until 7-8am weather conditions will be the most intense for the Hampton Roads cities and the Eastern Shore. (Also of course for NE N.C.)
Check this out if you didn’t see this update from Tiffany earlier: http://blogs.wavy.com/2014/07/03/how-will-arthur-impact-you/
The one thing that we cannot forget about is the isolated risk for tornadoes in these outer bands. Early this morning we had tornado warnings for Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and parts of Portsmouth. These bands may create waterspouts which could move onshore as tornadoes.
The National Hurricane Center also has a quick update on Arthur as of 2am:
- Category 2
- 100mph Sustained Winds
- Arthur is moving NE at 21mph
*Arthur is the earliest Hurricane to hit North Carolina in a season since records began in 1851. The previous record was July 11, 1901.
Stay tuned for more updates…
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson