EMERGENCY UPDATES

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ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-
1055 AM EDT TUE JUL 15 2014

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL NEW JERSEY AND
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH.

SWATHS OF HIGH IMPACT DAMAGING THUNDERSTORMS WITH FLASH FLOODING
EXPECTED LATER TODAY OR THIS EVENING. PLEASE SEE SPECIAL WEATHER
STATEMENT OR SIMILAR FACEBOOK POST FOR DETAILS.

THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
418 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY

ATLANTIC BURLINGTON CAMDEN
CAPE MAY CUMBERLAND GLOUCESTER
OCEAN SALEM

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Hurricane Arthur July 4, 2014 Final Briefing

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• Emergency Managers and other Key Partners,
Another briefing package has been issued concerning Hurricane Arthur (attached). This will be the final briefing package for this event. The Executive Summary is as follows:

• Hurricane Arthur strengthened into a Category 2 storm overnight. Maximum sustained winds are now near 100 mph with higher gusts. At 900 AM, the center of Arthur was located about 130 miles off the Virginia coast, moving northeast at 23 MPH. Arthur’s forward motion is expected to increase as it continues to move northeast and gradually weaken. It will pass well off the Delaware and New Jersey coasts today.
• Precipitation associated with Arthur will affect both Delaware and New Jersey through the afternoon hours. Rain will be heavy at times, resulting in rainfall rates of one to two inches per hour in spots. Flash flooding, along with street and poor drainage flooding, can be expected. A flash flood watch remains in effect for all of Delaware and small adjacent section of the Maryland eastern shore, as well as southern and eastern New Jersey. Showers and thunderstorms are also expected in eastern Pennsylvania associated with a slow moving cold front, but rainfall rates are expected to be lower with that system. Showers and thunderstorms should end in most areas by early this evening.
• Tides will not be an issue with this hurricane.
• North to northeast winds will gradually turn to the northwest later today as Arthur passes by. Expect wind speeds in the 15 to 25 mph range with gusts up to 40 mph possible right on the coast. Winds speeds will be less further inland.
• Rip currents will be a MAJOR threat throughout the July 4th holiday weekend, even though Saturday and Sunday look very nice weather-wise in the wake of Arthur.
• This will be the final briefing package for this event unless significant changes occur. Stay tuned to the latest weather information at www.weather.gov/phi.

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/briefing/packages/current_briefing.pdf

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Heavy Rainfall Threat and Hurricane Arthur July 3rd- July 4th

2014-07-03 16:40:33 emccmp

Emergency Managers and Other Key Partners,

Briefing Package # 5 concerning Hurricane Arthur is attached. The Executive Summary is as follows:

• Hurricane Arthur continues as a Cat 1 storm with max sustained winds of 90 mph. At 500 PM Arthur was located just off the South Carolina / North Carolina coast. Arthur’s motion was north-northeast at 13 mph. Some strengthening is possible overnight, along with a change to a more northeast direction and increase in forward speed. The latest track forecast from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) at 500 PM brings Arthur just a little closer to the North Carolina and Virginia coasts tonight, then within 200 miles of the Delaware and New Jersey coasts on Friday, before accelerating the storm northeastward toward the Canadian Maritime Provinces by Saturday evening. Given Arthur’s structure… this slight westward shift in tract will have minimal additional adverse effects on Delaware or New Jersey.
• A frontal boundary will remain somewhat stationary over the forecast area through a good portion of the overnight hours. Severe weather is already occurring near and along this front, and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for the entire forecast area until 10 PM.
• Showers and thunderstorms tonight into Friday will be slow moving with heavy rainfall as moisture from Hurricane Arthur moves north. Flash flooding is possible where thunderstorms stall or train over the same regions. A flash flood watch continues for the entire area through Friday morning, except through Friday afternoon along the coast. While river flooding is not expected, small stream and urban flooding is possible in the flood watch area. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to taper off later Friday as Arthur moves away. Generally rain-free conditions are expected by Friday evening.
• Wind and tides are not expected to be major issues with this event, but will continue to be monitored. Wind speeds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph are expected along the coast Thursday night through most of Friday… with lesser speeds inland.
• Rip currents will be a MAJOR threat throughout the July 4th holiday weekend, even though Saturday and Sunday look very nice weather-wise in the wake of Arthur.
• Stay tuned for the latest information at www.weather.gov/phi.
• Another briefing package will be issued around 11 AM Friday.

Weather briefing1 WFO PHI – 2014-07-03 1100 AM

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Heavy Rain Fall Threat and Hurricane Arthur July 3rd-July 4th

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Emergency Managers and other Key Partners,

Another briefing package has been issued for Hurricane Arthur. The Executive Summary is found below, and the briefing package is attached. Another updated briefing package will be issued by 5 pm this afternoon. No hurricane watches or warnings are in effect for the Mount Holly CWA.

• Arthur strengthened into a Category One hurricane overnight. At 11 AM Thursday, Arthur was located off the South Carolina coast. Motion was north-northeast at 14 MPH. Max sustained winds were 90 MPH with some higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is expected today. The latest track from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) moves Arthur to the North Carolina coast by Thursday evening, then rapidly accelerates it northeastward toward the Canadian Maritime Provinces by Saturday night. Based on this forecast track, Arthur will make its closest approach to the New Jersey and Delaware coasts on Friday and is expected to be about 200 to 250 miles offshore. The projected path of Hurricane Arthur has been very consistent during the past several forecast cycles.
• In addition to Arthur, a frontal boundary will remain somewhat stationary over the forecast area today into tonight. Severe weather is possible once again today as thunderstorms form near this front with daytime heating. Then as tropical moisture from Arthur moves north along this front, showers and thunderstorms are expected to produce heavy rain from this afternoon into early Friday. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to taper off on Friday as Arthur moves away from the area. Generally rain-free conditions are expected Friday evening just in time for any fireworks displays.
• Showers and thunderstorms today into Friday will be slow moving with heavy rainfall. Some flash flooding is possible where thunderstorms stall or train over the same regions. A flash flood watch continues for the entire area through Friday morning. While river flooding is not expected, small stream and urban flooding is possible in the flood watch area.
• Wind and tides are not expected to be major issues with this event, but will continue to be monitored. Wind speeds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph along the coast with lesser speeds inland…Thursday night into Friday.
• Rip currents will also be a MAJOR threat throughout the July 4th holiday weekend, even though after Friday, the rest of the holiday weekend looks quite nice.
• This is NOT Super Storm Sandy or Irene. No landfall is expected in New Jersey or Delaware. Stay tuned for the latest information at www.weather.gov/phi.
• Another briefing package will be issued by 5 PM today.

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/briefing/packages/current_briefing.pdf

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