Tropical Storm Arthur (2020): Difference between revisions

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| Extratropical = May 19
| 1-min winds = 50
| Damages = Minimal0.112
| Pressure = 990
| Fatalities = None
===United States===
[[File:Tropical Storm Arthur on Radar.jpg|thumb|Arthur on its closest approach to North Carolina on radar on May 18|alt=Radar mosaic of Arthur]]
Although Arthur never directly impacted Florida as a tropical system, the precursor system to Arthur caused heavy rainfall and gusty winds in the [[Florida Keys]] and South Florida throughout May 13-14. Over 4 in (101.6 mm) of rain fell in many sections of the [[Middle Keys]] and a peak rainfall total of 5.35 in (135.8 mm) fell in [[Marathon, Florida|Marathon]] on May 14, where it was the tenth highest rainfall amount for the city on record and second most for May.<ref>{{Cite news|last=|first=|date=|title=First Depression or Storm of 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Possibly Arthur, To Form Off Southeast Coast This Weekend|work=The Weather Channel|url=https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2020-05-14-first-storm-2020-hurricane-season-arthur-possible|url-status=live|access-date=|archive-date=May 16, 2020|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200516151519/https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2020-05-14-first-storm-2020-hurricane-season-arthur-possible}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|title=The rainfall record in #MarathonFL was crushed today! As of 6 pm, 5.35" had been recorded, which is over 4" more than the previous record of 1.20" set in 1988! It's also the 2nd wettest day in May and the 10th wettest day ever. #flwx #FloridaKeys #KeyWest #RecordRainfall #weatherpic.twitter.com/SosQ92zOpm|url=https://twitter.com/NWSKeyWest/status/1261059206402109440/photo/1|date=2020-05-14|website=@NWSKeyWest|language=en|url-status=live|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200919023454/https://twitter.com/NWSKeyWest/status/1261059206402109440/photo/1|archive-date=September 19, 2020|access-date=2020-05-18}}</ref> [[Flash flood warning|Flash flood warnings]] were issued for large portions of [[Miami-Dade County, Florida|Miami-Dade County]] on May 14, where street flooding was reported.<ref>{{Cite web|title=Arthur, the first named storm of the hurricane season, could form Saturday|url=https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/15/weather/tropical-storm-arthur-forecast-weekend-friday/index.html|last=Meteorologist|first=Allison Chinchar, CNN|website=CNN|access-date=2020-05-18|archive-date=May 18, 2020|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200518085632/https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/15/weather/tropical-storm-arthur-forecast-weekend-friday/index.html|url-status=live}}</ref> Tropical storm-force wind gusts as well as [[Waterspout|waterspouts]] prompted the issuance of [[Gale warning|gale warnings]] and [[Special marine warning|special marine warnings]] across the majority of [[South Florida]].<ref>{{Cite web|title=Flood and wind advisories issued for South Florida, and the storms could spawn tornadoes|url=https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather-news/article242757876.html|last=Cohen|first=Howard|date=|website=The Miami Herald|url-status=live|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200919023506/https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather-news/article242757876.html|archive-date=September 19, 2020|access-date=May 18, 2020}}</ref> [[Rip current|Rip currents]] in Florida led to the water rescues of 70 people in [[Volusia County, Florida|Volusia County]], 3 of whom were hospitalized.<ref>{{Cite web|title=This year's first Atlantic storm Arthur will bring high surf, strong winds and heavy rains to the North Carolina coast|url=https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/42140100/this-years-first-atlantic-storm-arthur-will-bring-high-surf-strong-winds-and-heavy-rains-to-the-north-carolina-coast|website=www.wrcbtv.com|language=en|access-date=2020-05-18|archive-date=May 23, 2020|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200523181642/https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/42140100/this-years-first-atlantic-storm-arthur-will-bring-high-surf-strong-winds-and-heavy-rains-to-the-north-carolina-coast|url-status=live}}</ref> Purple and red flags were raised along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina to alert the public for rip currents.<ref>{{Cite web|title=Tropical Storm Arthur Churning Off Georgia Coast|url=https://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2020/05/18/tropical-storm-arthur-churning-off-georgia-coast/|date=2020-05-18|language=en-US|access-date=2020-05-18|archive-date=September 19, 2020|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200919023440/https://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2020/05/18/tropical-storm-arthur-churning-off-georgia-coast/|url-status=live}}</ref> Offshore Georgia, 3-6 ft (0.9-1.8 m) waves were reported.<ref>{{Cite web|title=Wetter weather returns this week!|url=https://www.wtoc.com/2020/05/17/wetter-weather-returns-this-week/|website=www.wtoc.com|access-date=2020-05-18|archive-date=June 1, 2020|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200601134107/https://www.wtoc.com/2020/05/17/wetter-weather-returns-this-week/|url-status=live}}</ref> Damage across Florida reached $112,000.<ref>{{cite web|publisher=National Centers for Environmental Information|year=2020|accessdate=August 22, 2020|title=[Florida Event Reports for May 14–18, 2020]|url=https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/listevents.jsp?eventType=ALL&beginDate_mm=05&beginDate_dd=14&beginDate_yyyy=2020&endDate_mm=05&endDate_dd=18&endDate_yyyy=2020&county=ALL&hailfilter=0.00&tornfilter=0&windfilter=000&sort=DT&submitbutton=Search&statefips=12%2CFLORIDA|archive-date=September 13, 2020|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200913033436/https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/listevents.jsp?eventType=ALL&beginDate_mm=05&beginDate_dd=14&beginDate_yyyy=2020&endDate_mm=05&endDate_dd=18&endDate_yyyy=2020&county=ALL&hailfilter=0.00&tornfilter=0&windfilter=000&sort=DT&submitbutton=Search&statefips=12%2CFLORIDA|url-status=live}}</ref>
 
On May&nbsp;16, [[tropical cyclone warnings and watches|tropical storm watches]] were issued from [[Surf City, North Carolina|Surf City]] to [[Duck, North Carolina|Duck]] and [[Pamlico Sound]] to [[Albemarle Sound]].<ref>{{Cite web|title=Tropical Depression One Advisory Number 1|url=https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2020/al01/al012020.public.001.shtml?|last=Cangialosi|first=John|date=|website=|url-status=live|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200604214511/https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2020/al01/al012020.public.001.shtml|archive-date=June 4, 2020|access-date=}}</ref> A day later, these watches were upgraded to tropical storm warnings as Arthur moved closer towards the [[Outer Banks]].<ref>{{Cite web|title=Tropical Storm Arthur Advisory Number 3|url=https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2020/al01/al012020.public.003.shtml?|last=|first=|date=|website=|url-status=live|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200605034750/https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2020/al01/al012020.public.003.shtml|archive-date=June 5, 2020|access-date=}}</ref> By late May&nbsp;17, rough surf conditions were already being experienced on the southern portion of the Outer Banks.<ref name=":2">{{Cite web|title=Tropical Storm Arthur crawls closer to North Carolina coast|url=https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/tropical-storm-arthur-crawls-closer-north-carolina-coast-n1209031|last=|first=|date=|website=The Associated Press|url-status=live|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200518222309/https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/tropical-storm-arthur-crawls-closer-north-carolina-coast-n1209031|archive-date=May 18, 2020|access-date=}}</ref> Torrential rainfall occurred as Arthur's outer rainbands scraped eastern North Carolina,<ref name=":3">{{Cite news|last=Cappucci|first=Matthew|date=2020-05-18|title=Tropical Storm Arthur lashes Outer Banks with heavy rain, high surf|language=en-US|work=Washington Post|url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/05/18/tropical-storm-arthur-lashes-outer-banks-with-heavy-rain-high-surf/|access-date=2020-05-18|issn=0190-8286|archive-date=May 25, 2020|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200525173430/https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/05/18/tropical-storm-arthur-lashes-outer-banks-with-heavy-rain-high-surf/|url-status=live}}</ref> with {{convert|4.92|in|mm|abbr=on}} of rain falling in [[Newport, North Carolina|Newport]] within 6&nbsp;hours, and many other locations recording at least {{convert|3|in|mm|abbr=on}} of rain from the storm.<ref>{{Cite web|title=Public Information Statement: PRECIPITATION REPORTS 1055 AM EDT Mon May 18 2020|url=https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=MHX&product=PNS&format=CI&version=3&glossary=0|last=|first=|date=|website=National Weather Service|url-status=live|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200426155133/https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=MHX&product=PNS&format=CI&version=3&glossary=0|archive-date=April 26, 2020|access-date=}}</ref> Tropical storm-force wind gusts in [[Cape Hatteras]] were also recorded, although the lopsided nature of the storm kept the strongest winds offshore.<ref>{{Cite web|title=Public Information Statement: HIGHEST WIND REPORTS 237 PM EDT Mon May 18 2020|url=https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=MHX&product=PNS&format=CI&version=1&glossary=0|last=|first=|date=|website=National Weather Service|url-status=live|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160314213851/http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=MHX&product=PNS&format=CI&version=1&glossary=0|archive-date=March 14, 2016|access-date=}}</ref><ref name=":3"></ref> Wave heights as high as 12.5 ft (3.8 m) were recorded from buoys along the coast of the Outer Banks from Arthur.<ref>{{cite news |title=Tropical Storm Arthur flirts with landfall over NC Outer Banks |url=https://www.accuweather.com/en/hurricane/tropical-storm-arthur-makes-close-approach-to-north-carolina/741838?utm_campaign=breakingweather&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1589816192 |issue=May 18, 2020 |publisher=AccuWeather |access-date=May 18, 2020 |archive-date=September 19, 2020 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200919023450/https://www.accuweather.com/en/hurricane/tropical-storm-arthur-makes-close-approach-to-north-carolina/741838 |url-status=live }}</ref> Due to flooding from Arthur, many highways in the Outer Banks and into mainland North Carolina were closed.<ref>{{cite news|last=|first=|date=|title=Tropical Storm Arthur hits North Carolina coast with rain|work=The Sun Sentinel|url=https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/fl-ne-ap-tropical-storm-arthur-north-carolina-20200518-wxgkdryzyvf2hnyajdkmraykua-story.html|url-status=live|access-date=|archive-date=June 3, 2020|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200603210020/https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/fl-ne-ap-tropical-storm-arthur-north-carolina-20200518-wxgkdryzyvf2hnyajdkmraykua-story.html}}</ref> [[SpaceX]] was also forced to delay the launch of several [[Starlink]] internet satellites due to adverse weather from Arthur affecting the recovery fleet.<ref>{{Cite web|title=SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite fleet launch due to Tropical Storm Arthur|url=https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-launch-delayed-by-tropical-storm-arthur.html|last=May 2020|first=Chelsea Gohd 18|website=Space.com|language=en|access-date=2020-05-18|archive-date=May 20, 2020|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200520035546/https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-launch-delayed-by-tropical-storm-arthur.html|url-status=live}}</ref> As Arthur moved away from the coast, tropical storm warnings were lifted as conditions gradually improved later in the evening.<ref>{{Cite news|last=|first=|date=|title=Tropical storm warning lifted as Arthur moves away from North Carolina's Outer Banks|work=The News & Observer|url=https://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article242796541.html|url-status=live|access-date=|archive-date=September 19, 2020|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20200919023458/https://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article242796541.html}}</ref>