Tropical storm Cristobal was the 3rd storm of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. Tropical depression three, the pre- Cristobal, formed late 18 just off of the georgia coast. The storm took a slow general northeastward motion for the next few hours before being upgraded to tropical storm Cristobal at 2pm on july 19. Cristobal continued on a northeast track at about 7 mph for the next 24 hours without much in the way of intensification. Finally after 2 days of paralleling the southeastern coast Cristobal began to pull away from the North carolina coast late on july 20. Cristobal strengthened to a peak of 65 mph on the 21st as she began to excelerate out to sea. Cristobal began to become extra tropical on the 22 as she excelerated even more to a foward speed of 35mph and her winds weakened. Cristobal became fully extratropical at 5am on the 23 as her circulation became caught up in the westerlies.
Stats on Cristobal
|Formed||July 18, 2008|
|dissipated||july 23, 2008|
|Areas affected||Georgia, South & North carolina|
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