Hurricane Arthur opens 2014 Atlantic hurricane season

Heavy rains are expected to affect the southern U.S. coastline over the next several days as Tropical Storm Arthur strengthened into a hurricane, first of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. Arthur could reach a Category 2 hurricane when it passes over or near the North Carolina coast, just before cool waters off the northeast coast of the U.S. weaken the system.Conditions are deteriorating along the coast of North Carolina as evacuees make final preparations to leave the Outer Banks, and coastal communities prepare for Tropical Storm and Hurricane conditions.IR satellite image of TS Arthur taken by GOES East at 19:45 UTC on July 3, 2014 (Credit: NOAA/GOES-East)Astronaut onboard ISS Reid Wiseman captured well-defined Arthur’s eye late on July 3, 2014 (Credit:… »

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