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Planet Earth

Tropical Storm Bertha Sets Record

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumJuly 3, 2008 9:44 PM


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Meet Tropical Storm Bertha:


Chris may be driving across the desert, but he's always got an eye to developing storms and has asked me to post the latest while he's offline. Bertha has formed in the far eastern Atlantic and according to Jeff Masters, this is the first time we're observing a tropical depression east of 34° longitude in the first half of July. Coincidentally, sea surface temperatures in the area are 2-3°C above average... More at WunderBlog and from the National Hurricane Center.

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