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This Is What Tropical Storm Arthur Looks Like From Space

Hurricane season’s first named storm strengthens.

1. Update — July 3, 4:42 p.m. ET: Astronaut Gerst posted this image of the newly formed hurricane.

2. Update — 7:11 p.m. ET: Astronaut Reid Wiseman posted an image of storms over Maryland.

3. Update — 5:04 p.m. ET


Tropical Storm Arthur is almost a hurricane. The hurricane warning has been issued for the North Carolina coast with strong winds and flooding likely for both Carolinas until Friday.

4. Update — 2:06 p.m. ET


The NHC expects Arthur to pass well east of the northern Florida coast.

5. Update — 11:00 a.m. ET


The NHC has issued a tropical-storm warning for the North Carolina coast.

The latest potential storm surge flooding map for Arthur is now posted on the NHC internet at http://t.co/y2yKPdzc4L

— NHC_Atlantic (@Natl Hurricane Ctr)

7. This morning the National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued an advisory that Tropical Storm Arthur is roughly 100 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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As of 8 a.m. ET, the storm had 60-mph winds and was moving north.

8. Astronaut Reid Wiseman, currently aboard the International Space Station, posted this image of the tropical storm.

Just flew over TS #Arthur – hoping it heads to sea. Looks mean.

— astro_reid (@Reid Wiseman)

9. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Air Force Hurricane Hunter Planes are monitoring the storm.

National Hurricane Center / Via nhc.noaa.gov

And will continue to do so for the next 48 hours.

10. Yesterday NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) showed the areas with heavy rainfall.

NASA / Via pmm.nasa.gov

The radar was generated less than hours after the storm was upgraded from a tropical depression.

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