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Local Statement for Arthur (Newport/Morehead City, NC) (Text)


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Tropical Storm Arthur Local Statement Advisory Number 9
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC  AL012020
505 PM EDT Mon May 18 2020

This product covers Eastern North Carolina

**ARTHUR CONTINUES TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKS** 

NEW INFORMATION
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* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - All watches and warnings have been canceled

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - None

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 110 miles east-northeast of Buxton NC or about 190 miles 
      east-northeast of Morehead City NC
    - 36.1N 73.9W
    - Storm Intensity 50 mph
    - Movement Northeast or 45 degrees at 16 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
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The center of Tropical Storm is currently about 90 miles east of Nags
Head. Arthur will continue move northeast away from the NC Outer Banks 
this evening.

Minor inundation from storm surge (up to 2 feet AGL) is possible for
locations along the soundside Outer Banks. As the winds continue
northwest this evening, water levels will rise along the soundside
Outer Banks, especially south of Rodanthe, with minor inundation
possible for low-lying areas. 

Dangerous marine conditions will continue, with seas building to 10 to 
15 feet creating treacherous conditions for mariners. Swell from the 
storm will continue to impact the area, keeping an elevated threat
for rip currents and large, powerful surf in place for the next
several days.


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

* WIND:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across 
Eastern North Carolina.

* SURGE:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across Eastern North 
Carolina.

* FLOODING RAIN:
Little to no additional impacts are anticipated at this time across 
Eastern North Carolina.

* TORNADOES:
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across Eastern North 
Carolina.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
----------------------------------

* EVACUATIONS:

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

Be alert for any lingering wind gusts which could take down weakened 
trees and/or power lines, or cause flying debris.


* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
- For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
- For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
- For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

NEXT UPDATE
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As it pertains to this event...this will be the last local statement 
issued by the National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City NC 
regarding the effects of tropical cyclone hazards upon the area.

$$

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