Weather: A storm season to be remembered

The series of tropical storms that ravaged the Caribbean and the U.S. seaboard this fall caused hundreds of deaths and many billons n damages. Canada wasn’t spared, with torrential rainstorms from Windsor to the Atlantic provinces


After relatively calm seasons in 2006 and 2007, this year Atlantic hurricanes have returned with a vengeance. 

The first four tropical storms of the season passed with relatively little impact on land areas. Hurricane Bertha did reach Category 3 and lasted an unusually long 17 days before it dissipated in the mid Atlantic – unusual for an early season storm. However, the only effect on land areas was a glancing blow to Bermuda in its dying days.

Better Farming - November 2008