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Hurricane Arthur: Friday 11pm Update

 ...ARTHUR CONTINUES MOVING QUICKLY NORTHEASTWARD...
...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE CONDITIONS OCCURRING OVER NANTUCKET...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...41.2N 68.7W
ABOUT 75 MI...120 KM ESE OF CHATHAM MASSACHUSETTS
ABOUT 225 MI...360 KM SW OF YARMOUTH NOVA SCOTIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 45 DEGREES AT 31 MPH...50 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...976 MB...28.82 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* NANTUCKET
* CAPE COD FROM PROVINCETOWN TO WOODS HOLE
* NOVA SCOTIA INCLUDING CAPE BRETON ISLAND
* PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
* NEW BRUNSWICK FROM THE U.S./CANADA BORDER TO GRAND-ANSE

IN ADDITION...HIGH WIND WARNINGS...FOR WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH...
ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN MAINE.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE
THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ARTHUR WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 41.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 68.7 WEST. ARTHUR IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 31 MPH...50 KM/H...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH SOME DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED
DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF
ARTHUR WILL PASS SOUTHEAST OF NEW ENGLAND TONIGHT...BE NEAR OR OVER
WESTERN NOVA SCOTIA EARLY ON SATURDAY...AND OVER THE GULF OF ST.
LAWRENCE SATURDAY NIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...
WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
48 HOURS...AND ARTHUR IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE
SATURDAY MORNING.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO
160 MILES...260 KM.  NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS RECENTLY REPORTED
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 49 MPH...80 KM/H...AND A WIND GUST OF 62 MPH...
100 KM/H.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 976 MB...28.82 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE SPREADING ACROSS THE WARNING
AREA IN NEW ENGLAND.  TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
REACH THE WARNING AREA IN CANADA LATER TONIGHT AND SPREAD NORTHWARD
ON SATURDAY.  IN ADDITION...WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED
OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN MAINE ON SATURDAY...BEHIND A COLD FRONT
OVERTAKING THE CIRCULATION OF ARTHUR.

STORM SURGE...COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ALONG CAPE COD TONIGHT.
FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

RAINFALL...RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
OVER EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...COASTAL MAINE...NOVA SCOTIA...
NEWFOUNDLAND...AND NEW BRUNSWICK...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF
6 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER DOWNEAST MAINE AND INTO NEW BRUNSWICK CANADA.

SURF...SWELLS GENERATED BY ARTHUR ARE AFFECTING PORTIONS OF THE
COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA...THE MID-ATLANTIC...AND NORTHEAST UNITED
STATES. SWELLS WILL BEGIN AFFECTING PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN CANADA
TONIGHT. THESE SWELLS ARE EXPECTED TO CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF
AND RIP CURRENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS
ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.



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