[hurricane-forecast] Soon to be Tropical Storm Arthur 7/2/2014 2:45 am

Friends, Welcome to the 2014 Hurricane Season. FORECAST: Before tomorrow evening, an area of low pressure, a Tropical Depression, that is presently off the east coast if central Florida will become Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of the 2014 Hurricane Season. Current winds are about 35 mph. By Thursday, Arthur will be moving up the east coast of the US, strengthening as it goes. Tropical Storm Arthur may briefly make landfall on NC outer banks on Friday before heading out to sea. It will be by then a very strong Tropical Storm. It will bring much heavy rain along the eastern seaboard, and high surf and rip currents from North Florida past North Carolina. Dangerous water to be in (read, stay out) and boating interest should also beware of angry seas. Tallahassee will barely be affected. DISCUSSION: This system has been languishing off the south Floria coast for days. However tomorrow Arthur will come under the influence of an approaching trough and move to the northeast. NEXT FORECAST: Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 2 Peter Ray DISCLAIMER: The Florida State University required that I not use any FSU equipment to send out these forecasts. To comply, I have purchased my own computer for making and sending these forecasts. I have been touched by the many offers of encouragement and support that I have received. I am deeply indebted to the Secretary and the staff of the Department of Children and Families who value these forecasts for the citizens of Florida. Also to the firm Hayes Computer Systems, which set up the distribution software and is providing for the distribution of these forecasts at no cost. They are very professional and competent. I acknowledge that these forecasts are mine alone, by my own effort and initiative. I only try to provide the best possible forecasts for the community, and the State of Florida and now, surrounding states at no cost to those who receive it. NEW BLOG AND DONATIONS: I have set up a website and blog which may be reached at URL http://www.hurricanehunt.com In this website you can find the forecast, as well as a blog of expanded interests of mine dealing with weather and climate and hurricanes, and an opportunity for you to comment as well. There is also an opportunity for you to contribute to defraying the increasing costs of maintaining this service, if and only if you want to. This must always be a not for profit public service and free as long as I have anything to do with it. But I have had offers of help in the past and it is increasingly difficult for me to underwrite all the cost, even with the generous and gracious support form Hayes Computer Systems. SUBSCRIPTIONS: Please do NOT send subscription messages to hurricane-forecasts@lists.hcs.net. To subscribe or unsubscribe to the hurricane forecast list send an email to hurricane-forecast-request@lists.hcs.net with "subscribe" or "unsubscribe" as the subject. You can manage your subscription at: http://lists.hcs.net/mailman/listinfo/hurricane-forecast_lists.hcs.net If someone wishes to contact me, they can send an email to hurricanehunter007@gmail.com. Peter S. Ray _______________________________________________ hurricane-forecast mailing list hurricane-forecast@lists.hcs.net http://lists.hcs.net/mailman/listinfo/hurricane-forecast_lists.hcs.net