The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Hurricane Bertha... a roller coaster ride.

Hurricane Bertha has been barely hanging on as a category 1 hurricane spinning in the central Atlantic... with her reduced intensity, she has taken a more westward path, once again posing a threat to interests in Bermuda. Hurricane Bertha will have an opportunity for re-intensification, though, over the next couple of days, as she enters a less sheared environment with higher sea surface temperatures (SSTs). Reduced shear and a higher water temps should both serve to fuel Bertha's regrowth. Already, taking to this environment, it does appear that Hurricane Bertha is trying to grow a new eye. Based on satellite presentation, I wouldn't be surprised if she got re-upgraded today. She is starting to get that pretty-ful look about her again. I should mention for those interested that Hurricane Bertha is still DAYS away, moving northwest at a whopping 12mph and expected to slow down forward progress; it will take her several days to get to Bermuda. She is not a threat to US interests, at this time. In other words, your beach trips should be safe... unless, of course, you're headed to Bermuda. Hurricane Bertha, so far, has been quite the show, from being the earliest storm off the coast of Africa to her tropical storm gone Category 3 (possibly Category 4 at one point) hurricane in not much over 12 hours. She has been a roller coaster ride that we will not soon forget. I can't wait to see what else this lady will do.


...1100 AM AST WED JUL 09 2008


Meanwhile, in other weather world, some strong wind and hail presented itself yesterday across much of the Atlantic coast (SC Mikey got some great video from his storms yesterday) and the northeastern plains, with 7 brief tornadoes reported in Nebraska, Missouri and Illinois. Unfortunately and sadly so, the severe wind resulted in one reported fatality. Today, the Atlantic coast is once again under fire today with the slight risk for severe weather highlighted in that area as well as in northern New England.Have a GREAT day!!!
500 PM AST WED JUL 09 2008

Welcome back, Bertha! ~Dewdrop


  1. Thanks for the link Dew :) Last night was a very surprising Bust....Will see what happens today.


  2. Gladly. Sorry about the bust. That stinks. It's an interesting ride, for sure. Back down to cat 1 now... sheesh.

  3. Wow, great SWF photo! What is old bertha up to today? And who is next in line?


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