Hurricane Arthur (5am Update)July 4th, 2014 at 4:56 am by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
The eye of Arthur has moved further to the northeast over the last 3 hours since my last update.
As the storm continues it’s path offshore the wind speeds will still remain strong for the next 3 hours (Until 8am). Some of the recent wind gusts:
- Waves, NC: 84mph
- Rodanthe: 96mph
- Frisco: 91mph
- Avon: 84mph
Our winds will start to turn more northwesterly across our region over the next few hours. Regardless, wind speeds will still be 20-30mph across Virginia and inland N. Carolina. 30-40mph for the OBX with gusts still near 60mph. This afternoon our winds will be NNW at 15-25 G30.
I will continue to monitor Arthur and will have another update close to 8am.
As we are starting to get more light, the swell near Jennette’s Pier in Nags had had 8-9ft waves with offshore winds, the sets haven’t cleaned up yet, but they will likely this afternoon. Be careful and only go out if you are experienced since there will be rip currents.
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson