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Arthur Now Post-Tropical; Dashing Into Canada

UPDATED 11 AM EDT, July 5, 2014

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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Although Arthur has transitioned to a post-tropical cyclone, it will still bring strong winds and heavy rain to southeastern Canada. Meanwhile, improving weather is expected in northern New England later today as Arthur edges farther away.

As of 11 a.m. EDT, Post-Tropical Cyclone Arthur was located near 45.0 N and 65.5 W, or about 95 miles west-northwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Arthur`s sustained winds have dropped to 60 mph. It is moving northeastward at 24 mph and Arthur`s minimum central pressure has remained at 983 mb, or 29.03 inches of mercury. This will be the last update for Arthur as it quickly speeds away through the Canadian Maritimes.

Tropical Storm Warnings remain in place for Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick from the U.S./Canada border to Grand-Anse. In addition, non-tropical High Wind Warnings have been issued for eastern Maine.

Arthur has become completely absorbed into a cold front sliding off the East Coast. Still, the storm will pack a punch with wind gusts approaching 60 mph in southeastern Canada, specifically in Newfoundland and New Brunswick today. A recent wind gust of 54 mph was reported at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Rain amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected in eastern Maine, western Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as Arthur makes its pass today. Rain will end in northeastern Maine by this evening and then from south to north across southeastern Canada on Sunday.

Arthur will near western Nova Scotia by midday and then head for the Gulf of St. Lawrence tonight. It will slow down a bit later today and tonight as it heads northeast.

Hurricane Arthur made landfall at 11:15 p.m. EDT Thursday near Shackleford Banks, N.C., and overnight it moved through Pamlico Sound, lashing the North Carolina Outer Banks with hurricane-force winds.

On Thursday evening, Cape Lookout recorded a 101 mph gust. Fort Macon, N.C., reported an 87 mph gust, while Cape Lookout gusted to 84 mph. A WeatherBug Live Tracking Station in Morehead City, N.C., recorded a 74 mph gust, while another in Rodanthe, N.C., topped out at 97 mph. Significant flooding was reported on the western (Sound) side of the Outer Banks as the storm surge climbed above beach levels.

Be sure to check with WeatherBug for the latest on Post-Tropical Cyclone Arthur and stay with WeatherBug during this 2014 hurricane season. Get the latest updates anywhere onTwitter.

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