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Hurricane BERTHA


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HURRICANE BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER  39
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL022008
500 PM AST SAT JUL 12 2008

...BERTHA BARELY A HURRICANE... 
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR BERMUDA.  A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN
THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL
WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 500 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BERTHA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 29.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 62.6 WEST OR ABOUT 210 MILES...
340 KM...SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.
 
BERTHA HAS BEEN NEARLY STATIONARY DURING THE DAY BUT IS EXPECTED TO
RESUME A NORTHWARD DRIFT TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. ON THIS TRACK...THE
CENTER OF BERTHA WILL BE SLOWLY PASSING TO THE SOUTHEAST AND EAST
OF BERMUDA...DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO BUT THE MOTION COULD
OCCASIONALLY BE ERRATIC.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 75 MPH...120
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  BERTHA IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...55 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140
MILES...220 KM.
 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE PLANE WAS 984
MB...29.06 INCHES.

LARGE SWELLS AND HIGH SURF ARE AFFECTING BERMUDA...AND THESE
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST FOR THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.
 
THE OUTER BANDS OF BERTHA ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS
IN BERMUDA OF 1 TO 2 INCHES DURING THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

REPEATING THE 500 PM AST POSITION...29.9 N...62.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 1 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...984 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 800 PM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100
PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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