Tropical Storm Arthur (2002)

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Tropical Storm Arthur
Tropical storm (SSHWS/NWS)
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Tropical Storm Arthur near peak intensity
FormedJuly 14, 2002
DissipatedJuly 16, 2002
Highest winds1-minute sustained: 60 mph (95 km/h)
Lowest pressure997 mbar (hPa); 29.44 inHg
Fatalities1 indirect
Areas affectedSoutheastern United States, Bermuda, Newfoundland
Part of the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Arthur was the first tropical storm of the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season. Arthur reached its highest winds of 60 miles per hour on July 16. Arthur started on July 14 near North Carolina, Tropical Storm Arthur moved mostly northwest and Tropical Storm Arthur died on July 16. The remains caused bad weather in Newfoundland and killed one person.

Meteorological History[change | change source]

Storm path

On July 9 a low-level circulation started. It moved very slowly northwest and did not become a tropical depression. The low-level circulation moved ashore in Florida. Early on July 14 the low entered the Atlantic Ocean. Clouds around the low started growing. Late on July 14 the low became Tropical Depression One, while it was 45 miles south of Hatteras, North Carolina. On the morning of July 15 it became a tropical storm and was called "Arthur". Arthur slowly got stronger until July 16 when it reached its highest winds, which were at 60 miles per hour. Wind shear caused Arthur to die shortly later. The extratropical low was last seen on July 19 while it was near Greenland. [1]

No retirement[change | change source]

Because the damage was low the name "Arthur" was not retired. This caused the name "Arthur" to be used again in 2008, it also did not get retired. So the name "Arthur" is going to be used again in 2012.

References[change | change source]

  1. Miles Lawrence (2002). "Tropical Storm Arthur Tropical Cyclone Report". National Hurricane Center. Retrieved 2008-01-07.

Tropical cyclones of the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5