This Is What Tropical Storm Arthur Looks Like From Space

Hurricane season’s first named storm strengthens.

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.

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.

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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