First Major Atlantic Summer Storm May Track Up The US East Coast

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    Jul 01, 2014 8:00 PM GMT
    "Arthur" has graduated from a Tropical Depression to a Tropical Storm, thus earning a name. Current predictions are it will travel up the East Coast, possibly becoming a Category 1 hurricane near North Carolina.

    Right now it's spinning pretty much in place, right off our South Florida coast, but will likely not turn inland towards us. So no one here is taking any precautions at the moment. But other parts of the US north of here, plus Canada, will want to be monitoring Arthur's path.

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    Jul 01, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    owl_bundy saidhope not. trying to do something for the 4th of july. icon_sad.gif was going to be in nyc all day.

    Yeah, our papers and the Internet are talking about a possible "lost weekend" over the 4th, for East Coasters north of us. But we've merely had cloudy skies for 2 days, maybe get some rain tonight, but that should be about it down here.

    Unusual for a storm this size to form right off our shores, more typically they originate much farther out in the Atlantic. But we're also being told to expect another light hurricane season this year, we've been pretty lucky for a while now.
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    Jul 01, 2014 8:44 PM GMT
    Pfft. No fun. Thanks for the heads up, Art.

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    Jul 01, 2014 10:21 PM GMT
    ShiftyJK08 saidPfft. No fun. Thanks for the heads up, Art.

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    No problem, just be sure to check in the days ahead.

    But despite the automatic chart above showing greater winds developing than when I first posted it, the actual radar here may be indicating a diminishing. And it's still sitting over the Bahamas, no significant movement all day, except a slight drift eastward.

    In any case, prudent to keep an eye on it. If it does make it up to you the worst may be a rainy holiday. icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 01, 2014 10:23 PM GMT
    ShiftyJK08 saidIsabel-Flags.jpg

    Great photo; reminds us of Sandy at the Shore! icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 01, 2014 10:26 PM GMT
    Just another day in the south east….I'm sticking to California, at least our earthquakes are only every 30 years,not ever year! Hang on tight!!! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
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    Jul 01, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidJust another day in the south east….I'm sticking to California, at least our earthquakes are only every 30 years,not ever year! Hang on tight!!! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

    Storms are like sex; the longer they last the more exciting they are. What does that say about earthquakes, which happen rarely and last seconds? icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 01, 2014 11:13 PM GMT
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    Jul 01, 2014 11:25 PM GMT
    I'm hoping we get some nice surf FINALLY after a month of mostly small junky waves this month. Too bad my big board was stolen out of my boat last night. Not sure if I'm ready to take my smaller one out in overhead conditions.
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    Jul 02, 2014 1:13 AM GMT
    BillandChuck said
    eb925guy saidJust another day in the south east….I'm sticking to California, at least our earthquakes are only every 30 years,not ever year! Hang on tight!!! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

    Storms are like sex; the longer they last the more exciting they are. What does that say about earthquakes, which happen rarely and last seconds? icon_lol.gif

    Some of us are use to quick and dirty...what can I say! icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 02, 2014 1:18 AM GMT
    Meh. Chump storm.

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    Jul 02, 2014 9:31 AM GMT
    eb925guy said
    BillandChuck said
    eb925guy saidJust another day in the south east….I'm sticking to California, at least our earthquakes are only every 30 years,not ever year! Hang on tight!!! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

    Storms are like sex; the longer they last the more exciting they are. What does that say about earthquakes, which happen rarely and last seconds? icon_lol.gif

    Some of us are use to quick and dirty...what can I say! icon_lol.gif


    That can leave many lives shattered icon_wink.gificon_redface.gif
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    Jul 02, 2014 12:11 PM GMT
    Good to know that I still have my "Joe Btfsplk" abilities! icon_neutral.gif


    I was planning on a short vacation to OB.
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    Jul 02, 2014 5:45 PM GMT
    looks like it is going to be offshore for the Delaware/Maryland beaches. Most of the rain of any is supposed to be east of DC
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    Jul 02, 2014 11:54 PM GMT
    antelope saidlooks like it is going to be offshore for the Delaware/Maryland beaches. Most of the rain of any is supposed to be east of DC


    Yea hearing the same thing (which is good BC I'll be in Rehoboth). But we're getting the mother of all storms right now anyway, I guess so we don't feel left out.
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    Jul 03, 2014 12:18 AM GMT
    It seems that other than the Outer Banks of North Carolina, all land will be spared a direct hit. At least while it remains a hurricane.

    But it still may disrupt Fourth of July plans on the Mid-Atlantic East Coast into New England, with rain, strong winds, and cloudy skies.

    My husband says his friends up there say they would never move down here to Florida, because of our hurricanes. But for several years now, the most hurricane damage & disruption has been where they live, not here in Florida. And we're much better prepared for it.
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    Jul 03, 2014 2:13 AM GMT
    True story, Art. Parts of NY & VT are still not recovered from Irene, let alone Sandy.
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    Jul 03, 2014 2:57 AM GMT
    ShiftyJK08 saidTrue story, Art. Parts of NY & VT are still not recovered from Irene, let alone Sandy.

    We drove up from Florida to New Hampshire, to spend Christmas & New Years, 2011-12 with friends (I posted pics here, including my main profile pic). We passed whole swatches of forests flattened, houses destroyed, in parts of inland New England where hurricanes are not supposed to reach. But that one did.

    So you never know. When a US East Coast hurricane appears, you pay attention. You don't know what it's gonna do.
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    Jul 04, 2014 12:01 AM GMT
    The white Liberal media is experiencing a denied orgasm over this thing - they were SO hoping it would have been a devastating killer storm.
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    Jul 04, 2014 1:13 AM GMT
    Jack_NNJ saidThe white Liberal media is experiencing a denied orgasm over this thing - they were SO hoping it would have been a devastating killer storm.


    You win the Official Stupid Comment Of The Year. Even Gov. Pat McCrory (Republican)thinks so:


    http://www.wwaytv3.com/2014/07/02/mccrory-warns-against-stupid-hats-again-arthur-approaches-nc

    ...so you just keep wearing your stupid-hat, as Gov. McCrory puts it.

    "With beaches packed for the 4th of July holiday, McCrory says he is concerned residents and visitors may underestimate Arthur's impact and advises an abundance of caution; echoing a warning he issued during last winter's ice storms.

    "Don't put your stupid hat on," McCrory said during a news conference at the New Hanover County Emergency Operations Center this afternoon. "Usually most injuries occur right before a storm or right after a storm, so especially on the coastal area, we want to make sure people don't try out the great waves before the storm comes, even though they are good waves. We don't want you to go into the ocean."
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    Jul 04, 2014 12:33 PM GMT
    Rehoboth is getting their dose of it now; we're headed down there later today.
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    Jul 04, 2014 3:52 PM GMT
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    Jack_NNJ saidThe white Liberal media is experiencing a denied orgasm over this thing - they were SO hoping it would have been a devastating killer storm.

    You win the Official Stupid Comment Of The Year.

    Now why would the "White Liberal media" want a "devastating killer storm"? It seems to me that the "White crazy conservative media" would have more motivation for wishing such a thing.

    Since they could blame it on us godless gays, and America's move towards granting gay civil rights and marriage equality. They've done it before, going back to Katrina and the open acceptance of gays by New Orleans, and every other natural disaster that befalls the US.

    I believe tornadoes are their latest favorite candidates for demonstrating God's wrath over gays. But a new hurricane would still fit the bill nicely. And gawd help us all if an earthquake strikes San Francisco again, although seismologists have been predicting that geological inevitability for decades. You KNOW who the White crazy conservative media will blame.
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    Jul 04, 2014 4:03 PM GMT
    ShiftyJK08 saidRehoboth is getting their dose of it now; we're headed down there later today.
    I am sure that Rehobeth Beach's resident NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALL, Jockfever is now predicting the coming of Christ due to this category 1 hurricane.
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    Jul 05, 2014 3:32 AM GMT
    So disappointing.

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    Jul 05, 2014 4:08 AM GMT
    Jack_NNJ saidSo disappointing.

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    That's a dead link. Are you just inventing this stuff?