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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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  • 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!

  • Guest2020


  • Vog46
  • Guest2020

    The reason your IMAC spell checked “ya’ll” is because it is spelled “y’all”.

  • 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…

  • guesty

    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.

  • Vog46

    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………


  • guest 6969696969

    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!

  • Rick Wilson

    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……..

  • bb

    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.

  • 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.

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