7/02/2014 — Tropical storm (Hurricane) “Arthur” off the East Coast of Florida – 4th of July Hurricane?

July 2, 2014 (330am CDT)

A fairly strong tropical storm has formed off the East coast of Florida. Currently the storm is between Homestead, and Orlando, about 100 miles off shore.

Now named Tropical Storm “Arthur”, it may progress rapidly into a Category 1 Hurricane.

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“Arthur” may graze Florida, as the path of the storm seems certain to head Northward at some point soon.

Forecasters calling for a rise to hurricane status, before grazing the East coast states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and possibly Virginia.

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The NOAA models are showing a turn back WEST towards the United States somewhere near the North Carolina / Virginia border.

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Links needed for updated weather graphics seen in this post:

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/storms/ARTHUR.html

http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/#      

http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/index.php

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Multiple IR, water vapor, and visible satellite views of “Arthur” from NOAA:

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/storms/ARTHUR.html

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MIMIC TPW shows a large microwave disturbance across the Atlantic, as well as the rotation of the current storm off the coast of Florida:

http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/#      

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RADAR from Homestead, and Melborne Florida:

http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/index.php

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