TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR
|Tropical Storm Arthur Moving East into the Open Atlantic
On July 9 2002, a weak area of low pressure was detected in the Gulf of Mexico; the low had detatched from a stalled front
over the area. The circulation meandered about for a few days, before an approaching trough accelerated the low to the northeast
into the open atlantic. The circulation paralleled the eastern coast on July 14 and formed Tropical Depression One that day
about 40 miles WSW of Cape Hatteras, NC. The depression continued on a swift path to the ENE and began to gradually strengthen,
becoming Tropical Storm Arthur on July 15. Arthur reached a peak intensity on July 16 with winds of 55 mph and a pressure
of 997 mbar.
Arthur began to turn to the north on July 16 and the storm began to make a transition into an extratropical system as
it entered cooler waters. Arthur became extratropical late on July 16, and the extratropical remnants continued north towards
Newfoundland, Canada. The remnants weakened to below gale strength after stalling near Greenland on July 19, and were no longer
tracked. No damages or deaths were reported due to Arthur.