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Harvey - 2005

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Harvey Churns Harmlessly in the Atlantic

After lingering off the east coast of the U.S. for several days, a tropical wave finally strengthened into the eighth depression of the season southwest of Bermuda on August 2. Due to its proximity and projected path towards Bermuda, a tropical storm warning was issued for the island. It was named Tropical Storm Harvey the following day. Harvey was not initially a particularly well-organized storm, and had some subtropical characteristics, but as it developed a warm core it became more tropical in nature. It passed just south of Bermuda, about 45 miles away,early on August 4 while at its peak intensity, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and a pressure of 994mb. Although Bermuda was drenched by Harvey's rains, the island was nearly untouched, because no sustained Tropical Storm force winds were felt. After passing over Bermuda, the storm turned Northeast and started a steady weakening. On August 8, the storm became extratropical over the North Atlantic, 500 miles from Newfoundland. It remained a strong extratropical storm and lingered for several days until it lost its identity on August 14.