Earlier today, Invest 93L coalesced into Tropical Storm Bertha. Right now, parts of the Caribbean are under various warnings and watches, but projections for the storm place it well east of touching the US Mainland. We’ll keep you informed as things progress.

It seems that Invest 93L continues to progress as a storm. No one is claiming that it will become a tropical depression, tropical storm, or hurricane, but the system keeps moving. Located 650 miles east of the Windward Islands, the storm possesses good low-level circulation, but it’s also battling convection and shear, which prevents it from gaining strength. And even if it never escalates into anything severe, it will bring heightened winds and rain to the islands in its path.

We’ll keep you updated on this storm as things progress.

According to both The Weather Channel and Weather Underground, there is a good chance that Invest 93-L will become a tropical storm by the end of this week. Neither site wants to project any further than that, though they do state that even if the formation never escalates, the Lesser Antilles should get lots of rain over the coming weekend.

If something truly gets going with this storm, we’ll update you later this week.

According to The Weather Channel, the 2014 Hurricane Season currently has its 2nd storm in the Atlantic Basin. What Weather Underground called Invest 92L until earlier today has now coalesced into an actual system located 1,200 nautical miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Technically, the National Hurricane Season hasn’t switched its designation of the storm, but that should happen shortly (unless the system collapses in the next 24 hours).

In the 4th image we’ve provided, the rest of the Atlantic Ocean is relatively calm, though more active than it was earlier in July.

Over in the Pacific Ocean, Typhoon Matmo continues to ravage the Philippines and hasn’t been much deterred from its course towards Taiwan and mainland China.

Stay tuned for more developments as they occur.

Per today’s update from The Weather Channel, things are calming down in the Pacific, while nothing happens in the Atlantic.

  • Neoguri has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but people in Japan can still anticipate heavy rain and high winds until the storm dissipates completely.
  • Fausto lost coherence yesterday, but never threatened land anyway.
  • The Atlantic is remarkably calm and bereft of clouds. The article states, “Tropical development is unlikely in the next several days, at least. It is simply too windy and too dry aloft.”

As usual, if anything happens, we’ll be sure to let you know!

Hurricane Arthur has dissipated in the northeastern US after spoiling the holiday weekend for many folks, but there’s plenty of activity in the Pacific Ocean. Specifically, Super Typhoon Neoguri is currently battering southern Japan, with a projected course that barrels across the whole of the country.

We’ll keep you updated if things change with this storm (for better or worse).

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After being upgraded from Tropical Storm to Category 1 Hurricane earlier this morning, Arthur is scheduled to make landfall in North Carolina later tonight (or early on the morning of Friday, July 4th). Some are projecting that the storm will officially reach Category 2 status before landfall is made.

The entire Outer Banks area will be affected by this storm, though the path of Arthur will ensure that rain and winds will affect the entire Eastern Seaboard of the United States over the course of the 4th of July Weekend.

We hope that everyone stays safe throughout the holiday weekend. Please stay informed about further Arthur details at Weather Channel Hurricane Central.

nbcnews:

Tropical Storm Arthur: Hurricane Watch Issued for North Carolina 
(Photo: NOAA via AP)
A hurricane watch was issued Wednesday for part of North Carolina as the first named tropical storm of the season gathered strength and threatened July Fourth celebrations along the East Coast.
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And it appears that a hurricane watch has been called for Florida and the Carolinas as Tropical Storm Arthur gains strength. He’s technically still not a hurricane, but he’s expected to cross that threshold early tomorrow morning.

nbcnews:

Tropical Storm Arthur: Hurricane Watch Issued for North Carolina

(Photo: NOAA via AP)

A hurricane watch was issued Wednesday for part of North Carolina as the first named tropical storm of the season gathered strength and threatened July Fourth celebrations along the East Coast.

Continue reading

And it appears that a hurricane watch has been called for Florida and the Carolinas as Tropical Storm Arthur gains strength. He’s technically still not a hurricane, but he’s expected to cross that threshold early tomorrow morning.

(Source: NBCNews.com)

Well, it seems that the first storm in the Atlantic Ocean Basin of the 2014 Hurricane Season is upon us. Tropical Storm Arthur is making its way up the Florida coastline, schedule to turn into a Category 1 hurricane at some point on Thursday, according to Weather.com. Both Florida and the Carolinas have watches and warnings currently slated for the next few days, and we’ll update you later this week as the storm develops further.

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