Hurricane Bertha; Category 3 hurricane ; Hurricane Bertha at peak intensity: Formed: July 5, 1996: Dissipated: July 14, 1996: Highest winds: 1-minute sustained: 115 mph (185 km/h) Lowest pressure: 960 mbar ; 28.35 inHg: Fatalities: 4 direct, 5 indirect: Damage: $335 million (1996 USD) Areas affected 1. A Category 3 has wind speeds of 111 to 130 mph. The second tropical cyclone and named storm during the season, Bertha originated from a tropical wave that moved off the coast of Africa in early July. Updated Table 2 for new observations from Martiniqueon 23 January. Bertha was the earliest forming Cape Verde hurricane on record, forming on July 3 in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean near the Cape Verde Islands. Category 4 = 131-155 MPH + 13'-18' Coastal Storm Surge. Bertha became an early-season Category 3 hurricane before striking Bermuda as a tropical storm. Image … Shortly after, the National Hurricane Center estimated that Bertha was a Category 1 storm, with maximum sustained wind speeds of 75 miles per hour. This natural-color image of Hurricane Bertha was captured by MODIS on July 9, 2008. It also caused two rip-current deaths in the United States. Bertha has become the longest-lived pre-August Atlantic tropical cyclone on record.
The NHC upgraded Bertha to a category two hurricane with winds of 105 mph (170 km/h) and stated that Bertha could strengthen further to a major hurricane again, but instead weakened into an 85 mph (135 km/h) category 1 hurricane. Bertha was a category one hurricane (on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) that caused flooding, mudslides and power outages in the northeastern Caribbean islands when it passed through as a tropical storm. Original report date 18 December 2014. Bertha's became a major -- or Category 3 -- hurricane Monday afternoon. Storm Categories based on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale; Category 1 = 74 - 95 MPH + 4'-5' Coastal Storm Surge .
A Category 3 has wind speeds of 111 to 130 mph. Hurricane Bertha was the second named storm, first hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. Category 3 = 111-130 MPH + 9'-12' Coastal Storm Surge. Hurricane Bertha. Hurricane Bertha was an intense and early-forming major hurricane that affected areas from the Leeward Islands to the United States in July of the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season. Category 5 = 156+ MPH + 18'+ Coastal Storm Surge -----National Hurricane Center, National … Hurricane Bertha was a very intense hurricane and the earliest category 5 on record it was the 2nd named storm and 2nd hurricane and the first major of the season the storm is one of the deadlist Hati storms on record. Category 2 = 96-110 MPH + 6'-8' Coastal Storm Surge. Hurricane Bertha (1990): A Category 1 Hurricane that moved north, parallel to the east coast of the United States before dying over Nova Scotia leaving nine dead, including six on a ship sunk by the storm.