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    Posted on Jul 2, 2014

    This Is What Tropical Storm Arthur Looks Like From Space

    Hurricane season's first named storm strengthens.

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

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

    We just flew directly over Baltimore and the T-storms looked rough!

    Reid Wiseman@astro_reid

    We just flew directly over Baltimore and the T-storms looked rough!

    6:02 PM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    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.

    Update — 2:06 p.m. ET

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

    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

    Natl Hurricane Ctr@NHC_Atlantic

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

    11:52 AM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

    xamlinnette/xamlinnette

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

    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.

    Reid Wiseman@astro_reid

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

    9:42 AM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    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.

    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.

    Stay updated with our developing news or view them at the NHC's site.

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