Arthur is now a hurricane, but what is its greatest threat?

Arthur, now a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 MPH, will continue heading north toward Canada this weekend. 

But let's be clear about the dangers of Arthur here. CNN called it a "softie of a cyclone," but says its great threats will be rip currents.

Rip currents, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are "powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water." It says lifeguards rescue thousands of people from them each year, and an estimated 100 people die from them. 

To learn more about the waves Arthur is causing, and whether or not you should abandon your vacation plans, watch this Newsy video. 

 

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