Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hello Dolly!

Too easy!

4th Storm forms quickly this afternoon headed for the Yucatan.

While watching Cristobal - Keep an eye on the Gulf - Possible Depression Forming

From Accuweather: An area of low pressure continues to slowly organize across the western Caribbean Sea. It is moving to the west-northwest at around 15 knots and is causing plenty of showers and thunderstorms across the region. Environmental conditions are becoming more favorable for development and this system could become a tropical depression within 24 hours. It should cross the Yucatan Peninsula late tonight and then the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on Monday and Tuesday, perhaps reaching the upper coast of Mexico by midweek.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bermuda issues tropical storm warning

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) -- Bermuda is preparing for heavy rains and wind this weekend as Hurricane Bertha churned slowly across the Atlantic.

The Bermuda Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning Saturday morning and the outer bands of Bertha threatened to sideswipe the island on Sunday.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 hurricane was chugging north at about 2 mph (4 kmh). The storm remained mostly stationary on Saturday, and even forecasters hit a lull: "After a week or so ... I am running out of things to say about Bertha," read one official report.

Surf's Up!

....on east coast of Florida. Big Bertha stalls east of Bermuda but many are headed to beaches from Jacksonville to Miami.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Anticipating a Turn

Accuweather says Bertha may further strengthen but eventually turn north and weaken or perhaps even stall....

But then there are those who hope Bertha comes a bit closer to the mainland.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Bertha expected to become Hurricane

Warmer water will trump wind sheer and previously expected turn North timeline is now unknown. Anticipate the media beginning to pay closer attention to Bertha by mid-week.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Bertha Born

Off the coast of Africa. Headed for nowhere. Hurricane-starved Florida local news makes it lead story despite distance away and no threat to US. It does set a record as the earliest tropical storm to form that far East in the Atlantic. Typically Africa spawns storms starting in August. Having one this early in the season could be a bad sign!

The last Bertha was in 1996 and hit North Carolina.