UPDATE 10/11/2013: Here are the final Doppler-estimated precipitation maps for "Nor'Karen." See my new blog about the Pennsylvania flooding that the storm caused.
UPDATE 10/10/2013: The following coastal flooding photo was taken last night by Hunter Outten in Cupalo park in Millsboro, DE last night:
ORIGINAL REPORT 10/9/2013: The Outer Banks have been lashed this week by a coastal storm that (it can be argued) contains part of Tropical Storm Karen and also is like a late-fall nor'easter. It's not as strong as the "Nor'Ida '09" so far, but it's probably reminding residents of that storm (hat tip to Hunter O. for reminding me of that storm). Here's what it looks like this afternoon:
The b-roll I recorded from the webcam OBXCams.com at Rondanthe, N.C., (Mirlo Beach) shows people there dealing with the storm as they normally would during a winter storm -- trying to bulldoze a wall of sand between the waves and the road. At one point in the taped video below (from earlier today), the ocean washes down a driveway and out into the road, making a government truck think twice about entering the driveway.
The rainfall has been extreme (15 to 20 inches) offshore but amounts over 4 inches have crept into the southern Outer Banks of North Carolina this afternoon, according to Doppler Radar:
Today I'm pleased to announce a new suite of world radar maps and advisories from the national weather services of several countries on AccuWeather.com.
There's much ado this week about the polar vortex visiting the U.S. this week, but it wasn't long ago that we set over 7,800 cold records in July.
I caught an awesome lightning storm on the Dropcam at AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' office in downtown Wichita Wednesday night.
Hurricane Arthur set a number of records and caused damage across eastern North Carolina. View the storm through maps, webcams and more.
Meteorologically, Hurricane Arthur is a beautiful storm -- almost a textbook example of a hurricane, especially when the right color palettes are applied.
What other Tropical Storms have threatened the U.S. on July 4th, or the days leading up to it? Very few since 1980. Here's a list.