Arthur exiting paving the way for great weather on the 4th

  • Thursday, July 3, 2014

  • Updated Thursday, July 3, 2014 5:52 pm

The South Strand escaped another tropical threat Thursday as Hurricane Arthur passed uncomfortably close to the South Carolina shore.

At 5 p.m. Thursday, the center of Arthur was located at 33.4n 77.9w or about 35 miles south of Cape Fear North Carolina.

Top winds were 90 mph and the storm was moving NNE at 13 mph.

Murrells Inlet reported a wind gust of 43 mph at about 5:15 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, the highest wind gust in the City of Georgetown was 32 mph.

Georgetown County Public Information Officer Jackie Broach said no major damage has been reported within Georgetown County. There were a few reports of trees down.

Only sporadic power outages were reported.

Pawleys Island police reported 8-10 foot waves near the Pawleys Island Pier at around 2 p.m. Thursday.

They also reported a scare. A kayak drifted away and it was believed someone was on the vessel. It was determined there was no one on the kayak and everyone was accounted for.

The weather improves for the South Stand tonight as skies begin to clear.

For Independence Day, mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

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