Here are the current watches and warnings from the National Hurricane Center, which are in effect as of Friday at 11 p.m. ET.
— 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
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.
Arthur was moving northeast Friday evening with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.
Arthur continued to drench New England.
A view of the Category 1 storm from the International Space Station.
The center of the storm made landfall at 11:15 p.m. over Shackleford Banks, between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, North Carolina.
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.
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.
NASA satellite imagery shows the progression of Hurricane Arthur on July 1st-3rd
Video taken earlier today from the Frying Pan Tower shows the very large ocean waves from Hurricane Arthur.
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