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2008-07-12 00:00:16

By The Associated Press Bertha weakens MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters say Hurricane Bertha has weakened to a Category 1 storm as it heads toward Bermuda, but could re-strengthen in the next 24 hours. Forecasters said Bertha has started producing large swells and high surf there. As of about 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, the center of the storm was about 425 miles southeast of Bermuda. Maximum sustained winds are about 85 mph with some higher gusting. The Atlantic season's first hurricane is traveling...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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