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Weather Facts: Longest lasting hurricane

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Brian O'Connor wants to know now that Nadine is three weeks old and over 80 advisories issued, what's the record for longest storm duration in the Atlantic? And will Nadine shatter that record?

The 14th tropical system of the season developed three weeks ago and is still going strong. Nadine became the 3rd earliest 8th hurricane and it could go down as the longest lasting storm ever to form in the Atlantic basin.

The typical life span of a tropical system is about 10 days. Well Nadine has gone way beyond that and has turned into a hurricane three different times. She continues to loop across the northern Atlantic just southwest of the Azores.

The last time we had a tropical system that didn't want to go away was Bertha in 2008.

The record holder for the longest lasting storm is Ginger. She stayed alive for 27 days in 1971.

Nadine has cracked the top five for storm duration. She is tied for 3rd place and could be flirting with 2nd place by the weekend.

The future track shows Nadine making a turn to the north and staying at tropical storm status the next few days.

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