Bertha is grabbing big headlines as the first hurricane of the year. She formed earlier than average and quickly developed into a major hurricane that likely won’t affect the east coast.
This is as good a time as any to point out the new hurricane tracking page on NBC12.com. It’s interactive, and a pretty rich source of information. Just scroll your cursor over the storm track to look at past NHC advisories and the latest forecast. Here’s a screen shot of Bertha from the page:
An an email to the weather office asks, “What happened to the “A” storm this year?” If you blinked, you probably missed “Arthur.” He was barely a tropical storm (max winds were 35mph) and he was only around for three days. The track of Arthur is below (follow the yellow line). He was around right at the beginning of Hurricane Season.
Posted By NBC 12 Meteorologist Andrew Freiden