On Wednesday, in its recent advisory, the United States National Hurricane Center said that Arthur, the first recognized tropical storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, has now almost reinforced into a hurricane.
Moreover, the weather forecasters based in Miami said that the storm was located around 355 km south-southeast of Charleston, with maximum supported winds of around 113 km/h. It further said that a hurricane alert has now been issued for areas surrounding North Carolina coast.
Ian Black, CBC News meteorologist said many things can happen by the weekend, however, if Arthur keeps picking strength, Nova Scotia might face a “direct hit” from a Category 1 hurricane.
Along much of the East Cost of US, tourism officials, hotel owners, and aspiring vacationers kept on observant eye on the forecasts to check whether the storm would disturb 4th July plans.
Furthermore, the weather models have predicted that Arthur will skim Outer Banks, a string of narrow barrier islands vulnerable to floods but well liked by beachgoers, as a Category 1 hurricane on Friday.
The warning issued yesterday extended across the whole North Carolina Coast, from Little River Inlet, situated near South Carolina’s north to Virginia border.
However, a tropical storm alert for the east coast of Florida was cancelled.
Furthermore, the Boston Pops outdoor musical concert and fireworks show, which is one of the signature events of the city that is attended by hundreds of thousands of people, which was earlier scheduled for July 4, is now being postponed for one day because of possible heavy rain following Tropical Storm Arthur.
On Wednesday afternoon, the public safety officials and organizers said that the celebration is now being scheduled again for the day what seems to comparatively better of the two possible bad weather days.
Timothy Alben, state police colonel, said, “It’s not optimal. We wish it were, but we’ve got to deal with this.”