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11pm Update: Arthur makes landfall as Category 2 Hurricane at Cape Lookout

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Hurricane Arthur is expected to affect northeast North Carolina and the Outer Banks before it moves out into the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Arthur is expected to affect northeast North Carolina and the Outer Banks before it moves out into the Atlantic Ocean.
As of 11 p.m. Thursday, Arthur was moving northeast near 18 mph with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph (mainly east of its center). As of 11 p.m. Thursday, Arthur was moving northeast near 18 mph with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph (mainly east of its center).
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* The National Weather Service has cancelled TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS for New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. The HURRICANE WATCH issued has been cancelled for Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties, as well. *

Your First Alert Weather team continues to monitor Category 2 Hurricane Arthur. Arthur has made landfall near Cape Lookout, North Carolina. The storm steamed just east of the Cape Fear Region Thursday afternoon and evening. The wettest and windiest portion of the storm stayed offshore, but nevertheless, southeast North Carolina felt significant periods of tropical storm conditions.

THE LATEST ON THE SYSTEM: As of 11 p.m. Thursday, Arthur was moving northeast near 18mph. The storm is about 60 miles east-northeast of Cape Fear, and featured maximum sustained winds of 100 mph (mainly east of its center). The storm has a minimum central pressure of 976 mb and spiral rain bands (most concentrated east of its center).

WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE SYSTEM: Arthur will maintain strength through Friday as it begins to quickly move north-northeast off the coast. It'll be a fast-mover and will certainly not linger for the holiday weekend!

STILL GONE FOR THE HOLIDAY? Yes. In the wake of the tropical system, a return to more typical summertime weather is likely. For Friday the 4th, for example, expect variable clouds, the possibility of a passing shower or storm (but a total washout looking very unlikely!), and highs mainly in the upper 80s. Similar weather is likely for Saturday and Sunday.

How to stay informed:

On Air

The First Alert Meteorologists are keeping a close eye on Arthur and will show you the latest models and forecasted tracks during each newscast on WECT.  They will also give updates any time of the day, as they are needed. Not near a TV? Don't worry, WECT live streams all of its newscasts. Watch online here: http://bit.ly/1fkPwUd or on mobile here: http://bit.ly/Mf7tIm

Online

You can keep an eye on the skies by clicking on WECT.com.  Not only can you view the latest predictions, tracks and radar but you can access the Hurricane Survival Guide (http://bit.ly/1qroiSs). In it you can find information about evacuation routes, shelters and the essentials needed in your survival kit. 

Also be sure to click on our interactive hurricane tracker and to check out the interactive radar (http://bit.ly/1x5EY2u).

On Social Media

Click here to become a fan of WECT on Face book to get updates during the storm.   Ask your questions and we'll do our best to get them answered as quickly as possible.

Be sure to follow @WECTWeather (http://bit.ly/1x5FJbZ) and @WECTNews (http://bit.ly/1qrpaXj) on Twitter for updates. 

On Your Phone

We have a number of ways you can receive information straight to your mobile phone.  For some, this may be the only way to stay connected if you lose power or your Internet connection.

  1. Download the WECT News App.  We will keep it updated with the most up-to-date information and video reports.  Just look for WECT News in the Android market , the iTunes app store, or in App World on your Blackberry. *Make sure your apps are updated to ensure all bugs are worked out.

  2. Download the WECT Weather App.  This app features an interactive radar with the highest resolution satellite cloud imagery available.  Be sure to turn on push alerts so that you will receive any severe weather alerts at all times.  Just look for WECT Weather in the Android market or iTunes app store. *Make sure your apps are updated to ensure all bugs are worked out.

  3. If you don't have a Blackberry, Android or iPhone but would still like to stay informed, just log onto our mobile site at m.wect.com from your phone's browser.

  4. Sign up to receive text messages for breaking news and weather events from WECT.  Click here to fill out the form online to receive text message updates directly to your phone.  You can also text WECTNews to 91066 to sign up for the alerts.  Message and data rates may apply.

On Email

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See it, Snap it, Send it

Be our eyes.  Send us pictures or videos of the storm in your area or of the damage it leaves behind.  Text or email your pictures to pics@wect.com.  Or visit pics.wect.com. You can also post your photos on social using #Arthur.

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