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Hurricane Bertha

Formation and Decay of Hurricane Bertha
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Formation and Decay of Hurricane Bertha

Bertha strengthened as it slowly moved west over the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Bertha grew from a tropical storm to a major hurricane (Category 3 storm).

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Hurricane Bertha
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Hurricane Bertha

This natural-color image of Hurricane Bertha was captured by MODIS on July 9, 2008. Shortly after, the National Hurricane Center estimated that Bertha was a Category 1 storm, with maximum sustained wind speeds of 75 miles per hour.

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