Arthur - 07/02/14

Hurricane season is in full swing, and we're now tracking our first tropical storm of the season.  Tropical Storm Arthur has been strengthening over the past 24 hours and it looks as though that trend will continue.  Arthur is on track to become the first hurricane of the 2014 season.  So if your holiday plans include traveling to the east coast, you'll want to pay close attention to the forecast over the next few days.

The 5pm Wednesday update classified Arthur as a strong tropical storm with winds around 70 mph sitting off the northern Florida coastline.  Movement is slow, around 7mph pushing north.  Tropical storm warnings have gone up along the South Carolina coastline, and hurricane warnings along the North Carolina coastline.  Recent models have shifted the track a *tad* west, but it still looks like the core of the storm will remain just off shore over the next two days.  You can check out the official National Hurricane Track to the right.

Showers and storms, gusty winds and high rip current threats will be possible along the Carolina coastline for Thursday and Friday.  Stay weather aware if you are traveling east for the holiday weekend.




 

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Last Update on September 22, 2014 07:21 GMT

NUDE PHOTOGRAPHER

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Trevor Christensen is a nude portrait photographer. But his models aren't posing in the nude. It's the photographer who is naked. Christensen gets the surprise reaction of his subjects when they see he isn't wearing anything. The nude portraits started as a side project for the Utah photojournalist. He tells the Spectrum newspaper offers to pose are pouring in since his project has gone viral. He adds most of his would-be subjects are women.

POSTAL POT

HIGHLAND, N.Y. (AP) -- It wasn't just parcel post -- but parcel pot as well. Authorities in Ulster County, New York, report busting two men who picked up a 10-pound package of marijuana at the local post office. Police say they were called about a suspicious package. A drug-sniffing dog from the county sheriff's department indicated there was contraband inside. Deputies waited until the parcel was picked by two men and they were both arrested.

FREEWAY BIRTH

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- What scares Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez? He says he was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their newborn daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway. The Orange County Register reports Sandra Vilchez went into labor on the way to visit her mother. Bolivar pulled over and phoned for help. But the baby wouldn't wait. By the time firefighters arrived, so had the couple's fourth child.

HONORARY DIPLOMA

BURKE, Va. (AP) -- Jane Pickett finally has her high school diploma, 75 years after her graduation. The 93-year-old Virginia woman has received an honorary diploma from the Rye Country Day School in Rye, New York. Her family had contacted the school. Pickett completed her high school education in 1939, but she didn't walk across the stage with the rest of her class. She got married on the same day as graduation and never received her diploma. WRC-TV reports the high school also sent a sash and other gifts for Pickett.

 
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