Atlantic weather “disruption” becomes Tropical Storm Bertha overnight
Tropical Storm Bertha made landfall in South Carolina this morning, a discouragement four days before the official start of the hurricane season.
Bertha started out as an Atlantic weather disturbance bringing rain to Florida over Memorial Day weekend, gaining strength as she moved away from the Florida coast, according to CNN. In rapid succession early this morning, it became a named tropical storm and made landfall, all in less than two hours.
The Weather Channel predicts a path through South Carolina and into North Carolina and West Virginia, with heavy rain, high winds and flash floods possible.
the Orlando Sentry reports that Bertha’s formation is only the sixth time that two named storms have formed on or before the start of the hurricane season on May 27. (Tropical Storm Arthur was this year’s first, earlier in May.)
Clearly, this isn’t the best way to prepare for a 2020 hurricane season that forecasters are already worried about being unusually active.
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