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STORMTRACK 3: Arthur exits North Carolina, better weather ahead for July 4th

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Hurricane Arthur dumped over 4 inches of rain in some coastal locations in southeastern NC. Wind gusts of 71 mph were reported in at least one beach location, but the WWAY viewing area managed to avoid a direct landfall. Residents of the Outer Banks were not so lucky, as Arthur made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane just near Cape Lookout.

In the Duplin County community of Rose Hill, a confirmed tornado caused damage to homes and automobiles. Thankfully, no major injuries or fatalities were reported.

Quiet weather returns for the July 4th weekend, although the risk of rip currents will remain elevated for a few days.

Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson

 

 

(courtesy of WCTI and Tony English)

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Thank goodness

We're not facing this:

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/07/08/powerful-typhoon-pounded-across-so...

Wind gusts to 155mph? Good grief.
I thank my lucky stars Arthur was so weak.........

Vog

Amen!

Amen!

PROGRESS ENERGY vs DUKE vs IDIOTS

FOUR COUNTY ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION RULES!!! Bigger is not always better, now ya'll know that. NOW, I'm mad, my IMAC spell check underlined "ya'll"; must be from the same place ya'll are, NOT FROM HERE, or else the discussion would be which generator gets more for the "BUCKS". NOW THAT SOUNDS YANKEE, "BUCKS", I did that on purpose, wanted to make you feel part of this stupid debate. Especially, the person who used the term "Jesus folks", YOU REALLY GAVE YOURSELF AWAY!!!!! In this part of the country, we are thanking Jesus for FREE salvation, NOT the power companies; ps. Jesus is FREE!!!!!! Bet you would call on his name in a different way had it been a category 4 hurricane with a twisty tornado on the top!! I have got to stop typing, the "SON" is shining, we have been spared again, and I need to get my baby-back-ribs in the oven for our gathering today. Does anyone out there know what today stands for…

The reason your IMAC spell

The reason your IMAC spell checked "ya'll" is because it is spelled "y'all".

Contraction Correction

Now this is funny, all these years and I am over 50, I have never been corrected on YA'LL, nor have I ever googled it; NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN! I got my 2's right!!!!!! I do appreciate it guest 2020, let's play scrabble!

Another

Good job Jerry & Crew!
Tracking was good intensity call was good.
Take the 4th off you deserve it.

Scott would be MORE than glad to stand in front of the green screen and do the weather.........

Vog

Duke Power and IDIOTS!

WE ARE NOT, I repeat NOT,, prepared,,, MOSTLY by,,, Ca-Ching, Duke Power Company...
Outages and We do NOT have TS Force Winds YET?!
Folks Out on the road NOW, like then,, ,AKA Floyd (I remember), I was here,,, People are Nuts trying to drive through **LAKES**, then stall out calling Tow Trucks, becuase the WATER's are to deep! Jesus folks, LEARN how to observe Road Conditions!!!!
Duke Power = FAIL,, give it back to,, **Progress Energy** At least THEY knew how to observe & react to a TS/Cane...
As I type Power outages are happening around Me BLUE SPARKS & Fire works!!!, I thought it was 4th of July EARLY FireWorks!

Re:Duke

If you knew anything about Duke and Progress, and you don't, you would know that Duke is following the Progress business model. Duke has decades of experience in staging and responding to situations like this. Progress (while they should) do not know how to logistically prepare for an event like this that effects a very large area. When we get a Floyd or another real storm and the entire eastern part of the state goes down, who do you think comes in and fixes everything? Well prior to the merger Duke was coming into Progress territory to save all of our asses.

Duke..............

After the ice storm Duke's plan of attack was computer generated. They had people fixing one street and then sent them to other locations when the very next street was down also. It was ridiculous and many people were without power much longer than necessary. Progress had many more people back on line much quicker. Also, in the event of major outages, companies from all over show up to help, not just Duke. Duke needs to swallow their ego and use the plan Progress Energy used in the event of major outages..............because it worked. If you are going to sing Duke's praises, know what you are talking about and try and find something they do well........

Really?

What is Duke going to do to be "more prepared"? Outlaw wind and gravity? Suspend the laws of physics concerning electricity? If something hits a line in tropical storm conditions it is going to cause an outage. If Duke has a slow response once the storm is over, you have an argument. However, until then, shut up you entitled fool.

To be prepared

Duke can keep up with trimming the tree limbs that hang over power lines as well as inspecting wooden poles that have been in place for quite sometime and may be beginning to show fatigue. They can request help from other power companies ahead of storms. Those are just some of the things Duke can do to be prepared for storms and the damage they can bring.

If it were a Cat 3, I would

If it were a Cat 3, I would be worried. Now I'm hoping we get some badly needed rain. The farmers could use it. And it would cool things off. But not too much. Because we don't need a flood.

Cat 3 ? ? ?

So...cat 2's are nothing to worry about. Did you forget Floyd ?

thread the needle

Time to balance hyping the storm vs scaring the tourists away on a holiday weekend. What to do, what to do?

If you thread the needle, you can clear the shelves of all the bread, milk, beer, and dusty cases of water while still telling the tourists that it is just a little wind and rain that will be gone by the time that they drive down after work on Friday.

Let the games begin!

Find more important things to worry about.

I am worried about the same things I am always worried about when an area faces a potential bad weather event. I worry about the homeless. Homeless people. Homeless cats and dogs. If you see a stray, give them a place to ride the storm out and donate food, clothing, blankets to shelters.

Good post, Heather...

Thank you for your post and perspective, Heather. Breaks my heart to think of them being out in this weather (or just alone and scared at any time!).

Yay!!!

Now we'll watch the weather "reporters" stand outside in the rain and tell us it's windy and rainy.

The Crystal Ball Backfired!!!

What's your point?

The article you reference states:

"Officials expect about eight to 13 named tropical storms and three to six hurricanes. Just one or two major hurricanes with winds over 110 miles per hour are forecast."

I'd say that's hardly a "backfire."

The original (not to worry) WWAY news report was deleted...

Well Mr. Walton...it's still early into your tropical season, and already a potential hurricane is headed your way (early) after this storm was said that it was going to peter out-out to sea...and it will...after it does its thing.
Point is...they haven't a clue what this year will bring in the tropics...no more than you nor I do.
So my point is this...Don't bank on Charlie the Weatherman for your long range plans. This storm could do an about face and fizzle out.
This could be the year your beaches get covered up...or nothing at all happens.
For you guys sake...I hope it's a calm year :-)

great thanks for the storm.

great thanks for the storm. now we wouldnt have to put up with the rude obnoxious tourists. hurricane come on visit the cape fear river. God bless you.

If you don't like the tourists - then you should move

Yeah, they're rude, obnoxious, and throw trash everywhere....you can't teach folks manners.....BUT they spend lots of money. Imagine what our tax rate would be if we didn't have these 'invaders' only three months of the year.

Suck it up, and enjoy your lower tax rate...

The 'local' thugs that keep folks from downtown Wilmywood do a greater disservice than any tourist could ever possibly do. How about we do something about THEM? STARTING with the local government!

If you don't like the tourists - then you should move

Yeah, they're rude, obnoxious, and throw trash everywhere....you can't teach folks manners.....BUT they spend lots of money. Imagine what our tax rate would be if we didn't have these 'invaders' only three months of the year.

Suck it up, and enjoy your lower tax rate...

The 'local' thugs that keep folks from downtown Wilmywood do a greater disservice than any tourist could ever possibly do. How about we do something about THEM? STARTING with the local government!

As rude as they are - better thank them for your low(er) taxes.

If you don't like living in a tourism-based economy - perhaps you should find another area to live in...

yep

I agree, tourist season is horrid, it's annoying to see the people pollution increase each year.

2 boring troll posts "here"

You really need to get a life.

wow i hope we will have a

wow i hope we will have a hurricane come on let it rain let it rain all weekend .

Idiot

You are an idiot

You said this had almost no

You said this had almost no chance to form two nights ago in your weather cast. So much for that, or is it ? Keep us informed.

John