Hurricane Arthur Weakens After Hitting North Carolina, Heads Up East Coast

Tropical storm warnings were discontinued for the Virginia coast and the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The warnings remain in effect for Nantucket and the Cape Cod in Massachusetts. No deaths or serious injuries have been reported.

Hurricane Arthur weakened to Category 1 storm after bringing flooding and power outages to North Carolina’s Outer Banks overnight.

Bryan Wilson, owner of Miller’s Waterfront restaurant in Nags Head, N.C., braves floodwaters to check the damage to his property on Friday. Hyunsoo Leo Kim/The Virginian-Pilot, via Associated Press

Here are the current watches and warnings from the National Hurricane Center, which are in effect as of Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

Hurricane Arthur Notes:

— Storm passing well east of Mid-Atlantic Coast
— Maximum sustained winds of 75 MPH, with gusts higher
— The hurricane has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm after hitting North Carolina overnight nhc.noaa.gov

Current projected path of Arthur, including current watches and warnings from the NOAA National Hurricane Center.

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Updates

Winds continued to slow Friday night, and by 10:45 p.m. ET were maxing out at 75 mph. The storm was still moving northeast and was about 225 miles from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Via nhc.noaa.gov

Arthur was moving northeast Friday evening with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.

The National Weather Service / Via nhc.noaa.gov

Arthur continued to drench New England.

Up to 6 inches of rain has fallen on eastern #MA today due to #Arthur,

— wunderground (@Weather Underground)

More shoreside flooding pictures from the #uscg helicopter of #HurricaneArthur damage.

— uscgmidatlantic (@USCG Mid-Atlantic)

Aerial photo shows flooding from Hurricane Arthur on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. U.S. Coast Guard/Handout via Reuters

#Hurricane #Arthur through a 10.5mm fish eye lens. Amazing to see nature at work.

— astro_reid (@Reid Wiseman)

A view of the Category 1 storm from the International Space Station.

Hurricane Arthur’s current projected path, via Weather Underground.

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The center of the storm made landfall at 11:15 p.m. over Shackleford Banks, between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, North Carolina.

The National Weather Service / Via nhc.noaa.gov

The eye of Hurricane Arthur now making landfall at Cape Lookout, North Carolina (10:54 pm ET)

— BuzzFeedStorm (@BuzzFeed Storm)

According to the NWS, the eye of the storm was making landfall near Cape Lookout, in North Carolina, at 11 p.m. People in North Macon also noticed a dramatic drop in wind about 11 p.m., indicating they eye of the storm was moving over them, according to Weather Underground.

11:02 PM ET: Residents at Fort Macon note a dramatic drop in wind and is getting � quiet”. Clues they are in the eye of #Arthur

— wunderground (@Weather Underground)

Gov. McCrory: 11 counties declared state of emergency; emergency response team ready to act in wake of #Arthur #ncwx

— NCEmergency (@NC Emergency Managem)

In a briefing Thursday evening, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said a state of emergency had been declared in 11 counties. McCrory advised people to stay indoors and said emergency crews were standing by.

Arthur became a Category 2 hurricane Thursday evening, according to a NWS bulletin issued at 9 p.m. ET. Maximum sustained winds were hitting 100 mph and the storm was about 55 miles from Cape Fear.

Via nhc.noaa.gov

All Dare County residents should be prepared for significant ocean overwash and soundside flooding from #Arthur #OBX

— DareCoEM (@Dare County EM)

After Arthur began moving more west than previously expected, Dare County, in North Carolina, warned residents Thursday night that there could be significant flooding and overwash. The county established several refuges for anyone needing to escape the storm.

Arthur was moving north at about 15 mph early Thursday night with maximum sustained winds of about 90 mph. As of 7:30 p.m. ET, the eyewall — or the most powerful region of the storm — was just east of Cape Fear, in North Carolina.

The National Weather Service / Via nhc.noaa.gov

NASA satellite imagery shows the progression of Hurricane Arthur on July 1st-3rd

NASA / vine.co

Video taken earlier today from the Frying Pan Tower shows the very large ocean waves from Hurricane Arthur.

The FPTower is a Coast Guard Light Station located 34 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Follow their Twitter account as it live-tweets the experiences in the tower during the hurricane. youtube.com

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