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Significant damage reported after Virginia Beach storm

Significant damage reported after Virginia Beach storm

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (WVEC) -- Significant structural damage was reported at the Oceanfront Thursday afternoon as a result of afternoon thunderstorms. Ten people were injured and six of those were transported to the hospital, Beach spokeswoman Amy Valdez told 11Alive's Norfolk sister station WVEC.

Following the path of Arthur

Following the path of Arthur

Hurricane Arthur is pulling away from the North Carolina coast after making landfall at Cape Lookout. As of 9 a.m. Arthur is a strong Category 1 Hurricane with sustained winds of 90 mph.

Hurricane warnings have been issued for coastal areas from Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina northward to the North Carolina-Virginia border and eastern Albemarle Sound.

Arthur nearing hurricane strength

Arthur nearing hurricane strength

Tropical Storm Arthur continues to slowly move north, and is forecast to pick up in speed and strength. The storm is forecast to become a hurricane by Thursday.

Hurricane warnings have been issued for coastal areas from Surf City, North Carolina northward to Duck. The warning area includes Pamlico Sound and Eastern Albemarle Sound. A hurricane watch has been issued for Little River Inlet to south of Surf City. Tropical storm warnings are currently in effect for coastal areas from South Santee River South Carolina to south of Surf City; north of Duck to Cape Charles Light, Virginia, but not including the Chesapeake Bay; western Albemarle Sound.

Tracking Tropical Storm Arthur

Tracking Tropical Storm Arthur

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The first tropical storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season formed Tuesday and could affect the Carolinas as a hurricane by Thursday.

Tropical Storm Arthur formed Tuesday morning as it crawled off of Florida's east coast at 2 mph.

Tracking potential tropical system forming midweek

Tracking potential tropical system forming midweek

The first tropical system of the season will likely develop as we lead up to the 4th of July.

There is an area of low pressure off the eastern coast of Florida that is beginning to get a little better organized. The National Hurricane Center is giving this a 60% chance that it will develop into a tropical system within the next 48 hours. They give it an 80% chance of developing within 5 days.

The computer models show it moving south, then curving back up to the north and east skirting the Atlantic coastline.

Sun pops off three X-class flares in past two days

Sun pops off three X-class flares in past two days

(WXIA) – The sun has peeled off three X-class solar flares in the past two days – the most powerful class of flare, which has the potential to disrupt communications here on Earth if they were to hit head-on.

The first flare was a category X2.2 flare at 7:42 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday, while just over an hour later, a second flare of magnitude X1.5 was released from the sun's surface.

Explosion from the sun could deal us a glancing blow

Explosion from the sun could deal us a glancing blow

(NBC) -- A massive formation on the sun made of super-hot magnetic plasma erupted this week in an explosive solar storm captured on video by NASA spacecraft.

The huge plasma tendril, known as a solar filament, erupted on Wednesday, blowing part of itself out into space in what astronomers call a coronal mass ejection, or CME. NASA's powerful Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded video of the solar filament eruption while the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory tracked the subsequent CME.

Astronomer Tony Phillips of SpaceWeather.com, a website that tracks solar flare events, wrote in a post Thursday that amateur and professional astronomers had watched the filament for more than a week to see how it would meet its end.