Tropical Storm Arthur was the first storm of the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane season.
The Stats On Arthur
|Formed||May 31, 2008|
|Dissipated||June 1, 2008|
|Maximum Winds||40 mph|
|Lowest Pressure||1005 millibars|
|Effected Areas||Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala|
Arthur formed from the remnents of Tropical Strom Alma in the Eastern Pacific, which made a landfall in Nicaragua on May 29. Arhtur was unique in that it was the first 100% tropical system to form in the Atlantic basin before the official start of the season since Arlene in 1981. The system was also named while centered over land 45 miles north-north west of Beliez city and remained over land land for its entire existance. Arthur more than likely had aquired tropical storm force winds prior to crossing the coast, however, this went un-noticed.
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