The latest update from the National Hurricane Center shows that Arthur has lost its tropical characteristics and is now classified as a post-tropical cyclone. Arthur continues to move away from the east coast, but rough seas and dangerous rip currents are expected to continue for the next 24-48 hours. The following text will be the last advisory on Arthur:
SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 400 MI…645 KM ENE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 380 MI…610 KM NW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…E OR 100 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…991 MB…29.27 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Arthur was located near latitude 36.8 North, longitude 68.6 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the east near 15 mph (24 km/h), and Arthur is expected to gradually turn southward and slow down over the next day or so. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Some gradual weakening is forecast to begin tonight and continue through Wednesday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km) from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 991 mb (29.27 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
SURF: Swells generated by Arthur are expected to affect portions of the mid-Atlantic and southeast U.S. coasts during the next day or two. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.