Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bertha Breaks All-time Hurricane Record

The previous longest-lived storm, known as Storm No. 2, occurred in 1960 and lasted just over 12 days.
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Bertha becomes longest lived July storm

After lashing Bermuda, tropical storm Bertha enters 13th day of existence

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, before weakening into a tropical storm. It is expected to strengthen over the next 24 hours, forecasters said.

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