DEMHS: Current Weather Update

STATUS OF THE STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER: MONITORING

CURRENT WATCHES and WARNINGS:
New London county is under a Flash Flood Warning until 1:15 PM.
Flash Flood Watches are in place for all Connecticut counties except Litchfield.  The Watches will be in effect through late tonight.

Arthur returns to Category I (One) Hurricane strength and continues to push North and East up the coast…  this system will pass south of Nantucket on its way to the Canadian Maritimes and becoming Extra tropical…

At 11:00 AM the center of Hurricane Arthur was located at 37.7 N 73.4 W or approximately 100 miles east southeast of Ocean City, Maryland.  Arthur is moving to the Northeast at 24 MPH with maximum sustained winds of 90 MPH. The central pressure is 976 mb.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting that Arthur will remain out at sea and move rapidly to the Northeast as it weakens.  Upper level winds will likely block any potential for westward drift.

The impact from Arthur in Connecticut is still expected to be minor.  North winds Friday night may gust between 20 and 30 MPH at times along the southeast coast.  Tides are expected to run within 1 foot of normal and - in most cases - rainfall is expected to total 1 – 3 inches.  A few locations may receive as much as 4 inches of rain.  The radar currently shows showers and thunderstorms moving on shore and  impacting travel on I95.  The rest of the state will see periodic moderate to heavy shower activity as well.  Flash flooding is probable.


The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection will continue to monitor Hurricane Arthur and will issue another update by 11:30 AM Saturday morning or when the NHC concludes its updates on Arthur.



Content Last Modified on 7/4/2014 1:11:48 PM