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Tropical Storm BERTHA


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TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER  44
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL022008
1100 PM AST SUN JUL 13 2008

...BERTHA STILL DRIFTING BUT EXPECTED TO MOVE SLOWLY NORTHWARD...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR BERMUDA.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 1100 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 63.1 WEST OR ABOUT 160
MILES...255 KM...SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.
 
DURING THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS BERTHA HAS BEEN DRIFTING TOWARD THE
NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 3 MPH...6 KM/HR.  A MOTION GENERALLY TOWARD
THE NORTH AT A SLIGHTLY GREATER FORWARD SPEED IS FORECAST ON MONDAY
AND TUESDAY.  ON THIS TRACK...THE CENTER OF BERTHA IS EXPECTED TO
SLOWLY PASS NOT FAR TO THE SOUTHEAST AND EAST OF BERMUDA DURING THE
NEXT DAY OR SO.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE
OF DAYS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES...220 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 990 MB...29.23 INCHES.

LARGE SWELLS AND HIGH SURF ARE AFFECTING BERMUDA...AND THESE
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
 
THE OUTER BANDS OF BERTHA COULD PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN BERMUDA
OF 2 TO 4 INCHES DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
 
REPEATING THE 1100 PM AST POSITION...30.5 N...63.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 3 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...990 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 200 AM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 500
AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER KNABB
 
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