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2014-07-03 09:13:18

Rob Gutro, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center [ Watch the Video: Space Station Cameras And Crew Capture Views Of Tropical Storm Arthur ] When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Arthur on July 2 at 2:50 p.m. EDT on July 2, it saw a cloud-covered eye as the storm was on the way to becoming a hurricane. This visible image of Tropical Storm Arthur was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite....

2008-07-21 00:00:20

By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Tropical Storm Cristobal churned off the Southeast seaboard after it formed Saturday, the first storm to threaten the U.S. this hurricane season, forecasters said. The storm strengthened from a tropical depression, generating maximum sustained winds of about 45 mph as it promised to bring much- needed rains to the parched eastern Carolinas. At 5 p.m. EDT, the center of the storm was about 125 miles east of Charleston and about 205 miles...

2008-07-20 12:00:12

By Bruce Smith Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Camera-toting vacationers in North Myrtle Beach hoped for a lightning show as Tropical Storm Cristobal rumbled offshore. On North Carolina's Outer Banks, surfers reveled in choppy waves and fishermen reeled in last catches of wahoo and sailfish as heavy gray clouds billowed up from the south. Cristobal, the first tropical storm to menace the Southeast seaboard this hurricane season, sent outer bands of intermittent rain lashing the...

2008-07-17 18:00:28

Tropical Storm Bertha headed east and remained in open Atlantic waters Thursday. At 11 a.m., the once-hurricane force storm was 390 miles east-northeast of Bermuda and 905 miles south-southwest of Cape Race in Newfoundland, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. Bertha was moving at 9 mph east-southeast and was expected to turn toward the east and then the northeast and pick up speed on Friday. Bertha had sustained winds of almost 60 mph with higher gusts. Forecasters said it...

2008-07-16 09:00:45

By Associated Press HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Tropical Storm Bertha headed back out over open ocean and away from the U.S. mainland Tuesday after it battered Bermuda, knocking out electricity to thousands on the Atlantic tourist island. It is the longest-lived July tropical storm in history, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Bertha became the Atlantic season's first hurricane on July 7, but later weakened into a tropical storm. It was expected to re-strengthen into a hurricane...

2008-07-15 09:00:31

Tropical Storm Bertha showed signs of regaining hurricane status Tuesday after brushing Bermuda and moving northeast, U.S. forecasters said. At 5 a.m., Bertha, with sustained 70 mph winds and gusts up to 85 mph, was centered 190 miles north-northeast of Bermuda, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm was moving north-northeast at 9 mph and was expected to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of more than 74 mph. Tropical storm force winds were...

2008-07-14 15:00:06

The center of Tropical Storm Bertha passed Bermuda Monday afternoon, moving to the north with 65 mph winds that were lashing rain, U.S. forecasters said. At 2 p.m., Bertha was moving north near 7 mph and was centered about 40 miles east-northeast of the island, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. Although the center of Bertha is now edging away from Bermuda, strong winds in a rain band to the southwest of the center have yet to clear the island, the report said....

2008-07-14 09:00:05

Bermuda began feeling the first of Tropical Storm Bertha's winds Monday as the storm inched toward the island from the southeast with 65 mph winds. Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said they expected the center of the strong storm to pass just east of the island sometime Monday. At 8 a.m., Bertha was 75 miles southeast of Bermuda, moving north-northwest near 8 mph, and tropical storm force winds with gusts up to 75 mph extend up to 140 miles from the storm...

2008-07-13 21:00:10

A weakening tropical storm Bertha was packing 65 mph winds Sunday night as it slowly advanced toward Bermuda, U.S. forecasters in Miami reported. The system, which was downgraded from hurricane status early Sunday, was moving northwestward near 2 mph with storm winds extending 140 miles from the center, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. Forecasters said a gradual turn to the north within the next two days could bring the storm's center not far from the island's...

2008-07-13 12:00:17

A near-stationary Hurricane Bertha weakened to tropical storm status Sunday, 220 miles southeast of Bermuda, U.S. forecasters in Miami reported. The storm had sustained winds of 70 mph with gusts up to 90 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The system stalled its forward movement Saturday, leading Miami forecaster Lixion Avilla to say in his advisory: After a week or so ... I am running out of things to say about Bertha. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.