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
Deaths 9
Damages $26.9 million
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.

Arthur images

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