Tropical Storm Arthur

Bill’s Blog

Posted: May 16, 2020 / 11:55 PM EDT Updated: May 18, 2020 / 02:32 AM EDT

The first Tropical Storm of the season (named Arthur) isoff the coast of North Carolina. It may brush eastern North Carolina, but for the most part it will stay just offshore of the East Coast.

The strongest winds on the N. Carolina Coast will likely come on Monday. Note the Tropical Storm Warning for the N. Carolina coastal areas.

Forecast path of Tropical Storm Arthur
Forecast winds of Tropical Storm Arthur

The strongest winds from Arthur should remain offshore. A little perspective…we’ll probably get more rain from the storm system this Sunday-Monday in Lower Michigan than E. North Carolina will get today…the peak winds gusts may also be just as strong. Here’s Michigan weather observations and North Carolina weather observations. Here’s North Carolina radar:

Click for latest Composite Reflectivity radar image from the Newport/Morehead, NC radar and current weather warnings
Tropical Storm/Hurricane names for 2020 in the Atlantic

Here’s the list of names for hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic/Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico for 2020. We start with the letter “A” and move through the alphabet…no names are given with the letters “Q – U – X – Y – Z”.

Keep things in perspective. It’s possible that the Sunday/Sunday night storm here in West Michigan could bring stronger wind gusts and heavier rain than what Arthur will bring to eastern N. Carolina.

Tropical Cyclone Amphan Path

ALSO: There’s a much bigger storm in the Bay of Bengal – Tropical Cyclone “Amphan”. This has the potential to do significant damage from storm surge, wind and flooding in far E. India and Bangladesh.