Hurricane Arthur made landfall near the southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks just before midnight Friday. It came ashore near Cape Lookout with winds of 100 mph. It is the earliest hurricane to strike that coast in recorded history. It is also stronger than any hurricane that formed in 2013.
It will continue to push deadly surf up to the more populated northeast U.S. beaches for the holiday before sweeping away to sea over the weekend.
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Arthur will pass east of Cape Cod and aim for the Canadian Maritimes on Saturday.
What about Atlanta?
We won't see any rain in Atlanta from this tropical system, as it will remain too far east.
8-13 named storms are expected to develop this hurricane season, which ends November 30. The peak of hurricane season is typically September.
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Arthur was originally Tropical Depression One, which developed late on June 30.
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