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Jul 3, 2014

Arthur to become a hurricane early Thursday

The North Carolina coast is from early Wednesday under a hurricane watch as Tropical Storm Arthur moves northward, threatening the celebrations of July 4 on the east coast.
The authorities issued a tropical storm warning for parts of North Carolina as it predicts that the storm will be a Category 1 hurricane.
The measure covers the entire coast of North Carolina, from the town of Little River to the border with Virginia.
On Wednesday mid-morning, Arthur was about 165 kilometers east-northeast of Cape Canaveral and some 420 kilometers south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina.
It moved northward about 11 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers.
The tropical storm warning is in effect in parts of Florida and South Carolina also.
The maximum wind force recorded during the storm early Wednesday was about 95 kilometers per hour. The National Hurricane Center of the United States hoped that Arthur be strengthened getting itself to become a hurricane on Thursday.
The first Atlantic storm of the season with its own name, go down the coast of Florida but has not scared many of those who might come across it.
"I think everyone is with an eye on the weather and other plans for this weekend," said Joe Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah, tourist office in town.
The Hurricane Center urged people in areas further north, as throughout the state of Virginia, to be aware of the evolution of the storm.

Tropical Storm Arthur on Tuesday continued to strengthen as it moved along the central coast of Florida and is likely to become the first Thursday in Atlantic hurricane.
The storm, which moved slowly, has and tropical storm force winds extend about 70 miles from its center, is heading north after moving south on Monday, when it was formed. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center expect Arthur pass sometime Wednesday northeastern tip of Florida, before turning the Carolinas.

A Hurricane Hunter aircraft, which was sent on Tuesday afternoon to investigate the storm, measured sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (mph), with gusts as high speed. The crew reported being "bounced rather abruptly by storm" before taking refuge at a higher altitude.

Although Arthur is expected to remain offshore as it moves north, forecasters said it will strengthen in the next 48 hours, so that observations could be issued tropical storm and hurricane.
"We urge the people on the coast to remain aware of the situation, because many people have plans to go to the beach for the holidays, so I really need to watch this closely," said Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the National Center Hurricane.
If Arthur was a hurricane strengthens as predicted, come a week before the date you are usually this kindof storms in the Atlantic. No hurricane has hit Florida in the last eight years, although some have been nearly as Dorian, going directly to Florida in July, before turning north.

Even when Arthur was formed in the northern part of South Florida, the region this week felt its effects.The southern end of the storm had its worst parts, which means that a long queue can to stir the troubled waters, forecasters said. The system could drop three inches of rain along the east coast, with some receiving up to five points. And Bahamas, located to the northeast, could receive two to four inches of rain, with up to six in some areas.
Are expected to continue on Wednesday and rain clouds covering Monday and Tuesday, the South Florida while winds east and west collide to bring more rain, Daver said Ross, the National Weather Service.

The clouds could be clarified on Thursday and the chances of rain can drop to 20 percent, he added.

The system has already sent a lot of moisture to South Florida. On Monday, parts of Miami Beach received up to 3.5 inches, while the area of ​​Doral also received more than three inches, although Miami International Airport received less than two.
Forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have predicted a slow 2014 hurricane season with eight to 13 tropical storms. They added that three to six they can become hurricanes and two major storms can be with winds above 111 mph. On average, 12 named storms formed, with six of them becoming hurricanes and three to be major storms stronger.

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