As the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Arthur brought rough surf, heavy rain, damaging winds and rip currents to many of the East coast's beaches for the July Fourth holiday.
Having the greatest impact on the Carolinas, Arthur forced many beach goers to evacuate and put 11 North Carolina counties under states of emergency.
Tracking northward up the East coast, Hurricane Arthur weakened from a Category 2 hurricane to a Category 1 on Friday morning.
The tropical system will bring blinding downpours and rough surf through Saturday for areas from the Delmarva Peninsula to New Jersey, Long Island and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Upon leaving the United States, Arthur will approach Nova Scotia, bringing strong winds, pounding surf and heavy rain to Prince Edward Island, Saint John's and Halifax on Saturday.
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A tornado touched down and wreaked havoc at Cherrystone Campground in Virginia on Thursday morning, causing two fatalities and leaving 36 injured.
Former Typhoon Matmo continues to wreak havoc across portions of China.
Stormy weather will be the theme for the weekend across the Midwest and Ohio Valley with several chances for severe thunderstorms.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
Just when it was starting to feel like the dog days of summer again, Pittsburgh will get another early taste of September Friday.
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people disappeared from radar as it traveled from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, The Associated Press reported, as storms pushed south of the area of lost contact.
Rowan, NC (1996)
4" of rain in 45 minutes.
Southern California (1996)
7-10 foot swells on the beaches from a powerful storm south of Tahiti. Life guards had to make more than 500 rescues due to the rough surf.
Los Angeles, CA (1891)
Heat wave; 109 degrees.