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6am News Item on Tropical Storm Arthur
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
May 18, 2020 - 6:05:57 AM

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NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6:00 AM EDT, MONDAY 18TH MAY 2020.

...CENTER OF ARTHUR GETTING CLOSER TO THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST....ASSOCIATED RAINBANDS SPREADING INTO EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

AT 5:00 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 33.5 NORTH, LONGITUDE 76.6 WEST OR 135 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CAPE HATTERAS, NORTH CAROLINA.

A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY, FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE EAST ON TUESDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF ARTHUR WILL APPROACH THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS, AND THEN MOVE NEAR OR JUST EAST OF THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA LATER TODAY. ARTHUR IS THEN FORECAST TO TURN AWAY FROM THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES TONIGHT AND TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH (75 KM/H) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WHILE SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS, ARTHUR IS LIKELY TO LOSE ITS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS ON TUESDAY.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 12:00 PM EDT, MONDAY 18TH MAY 2020.

PREPARED BY ON DUTY FORECASTER: S. MATHER
ISSUED: MONDAY 18TH MAY 2020 @ 5:30 AM EDT.

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