Hurricane Arthur strengthens as it continues moving toward North Carolina coast

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) Hurricane Arthur is strengthening in the Atlantic, threatening to deliver North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day.

The hurricane's maximum sustained winds late Thursday morning were 90 mph (150 kph). Hurricane warnings on North Carolina's coast stretch from Surf City to the Virginia border.

A hurricane watch is in effect for other parts of the state. A tropical storm warning covers parts of South Carolina and Virginia.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Arthur is centered about 260 miles (415 kilometers) southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and about 110 miles (175 kilometers) south-southwest of Cape Fear. It's moving north at 14 mph (22 kph).

Residents and some visitors on parts of North Carolina's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks are under evacuation orders.

Arthur-related worries have prompted some East Coast cities to reschedule or delay fireworks and other July Fourth festivities and to warn of dangerous rip tides.


WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 265676071 - whsv.com/a?a=265676071