This Is What Tropical Storm Arthur Looks Like From Space

Hurricane season's first named storm strengthens.

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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.

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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.

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.