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Date of Issue: July 30, 2008

2008 storm tracker

Dolly, forming in the western Caribbean Sea, became a tropical storm on July 20 and a hurricane July 22. Dolly impacted south Texas on July 23.

  • Cristobal formed as a tropical depression off the coast of South Carolina on July 18 and became a tropical storm on July 19.
  • Bertha became the first hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic season on July 7. The storm formed off the coast of Africa on July 3.
  • Arthur formed on May 31 and drenched the Yucatan.

Remaining names for the season: Edouard, Fay, Gustav, Hanna, Ike, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paloma, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky,Wilfred.

In May, the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration said there was a 90 percent chance the 2008 hurricane season would be near or above normal in terms of number and intensity of storms.