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Hurricane names are recycled every six years, so that means 2008's hurricane names will be used again during the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season with the exception of the names that have been retired. HereMore >>
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If you are preparing to evacuate due to an approaching hurricane, here are a few things to remember. Make sure you know the evacuation route in your area. Know where you are going to go and leave duringMore >>
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All hurricanes start as tropical disturbances, which are areas of unsettled weather or thunderstorms in the tropics. The storms will begin to become a little more organized and spin, this is known as aMore >>
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* The National Weather Service has cancelled TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS for New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. The HURRICANE WATCH issued has been cancelled for Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties, as well. *
Your First Alert Weather team continues to monitor Category 2 Hurricane Arthur. Arthur has made landfall near Cape Lookout, North Carolina. The storm steamed just east of the Cape Fear Region Thursday afternoon and evening. The wettest and windiest portion of the storm stayed offshore, but nevertheless, southeast North Carolina felt significant periods of tropical storm conditions.
THE LATEST ON THE SYSTEM: As of 11 p.m. Thursday, Arthur was moving northeast near 18mph. The storm is about 60 miles east-northeast of Cape Fear, and featured maximum sustained winds of 100 mph (mainly east of its center). The storm has a minimum central pressure of 976 mb and spiral rain bands (most concentrated east of its center).
WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE SYSTEM: Arthur will maintain strength through Friday as it begins to quickly move north-northeast off the coast. It'll be a fast-mover and will certainly not linger for the holiday weekend!
STILL GONE FOR THE HOLIDAY? Yes. In the wake of the tropical system, a return to more typical summertime weather is likely. For Friday the 4th, for example, expect variable clouds, the possibility of a passing shower or storm (but a total washout looking very unlikely!), and highs mainly in the upper 80s. Similar weather is likely for Saturday and Sunday.
How to stay informed:
The First Alert Meteorologists are keeping a close eye on Arthur and will show you the latest models and forecasted tracks during each newscast on WECT. They will also give updates any time of the day, as they are needed. Not near a TV? Don't worry, WECT live streams all of its newscasts. Watch online here: http://bit.ly/1fkPwUd or on mobile here: http://bit.ly/Mf7tIm
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