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Tropical Storm BERTHA


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TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER  48
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL022008
1100 PM AST MON JUL 14 2008

...CENTER OF BERTHA PULLING AWAY FROM BERMUDA...
 
AT 11 PM AST...0300 UTC...THE BERMUDA WEATHER SERVICE HAS
DISCONTINUED THE HURRICANE WATCH FOR BERMUDA...BUT A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING REMAINS 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 33.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 63.7 WEST OR ABOUT 120
MILES...195 KM...NORTH-NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA.
 
BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR. 
A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AND EAST IS FORECAST ON TUESDAY...
FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST ON WEDNESDAY.  ON THIS
TRACK...BERTHA WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE AWAY FROM BERMUDA TONIGHT AND
TUESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT DAY OR
TWO...AND BERTHA COULD BECOME A HURRICANE ON TUESDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES...220 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

EARLIER TODAY...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 49 MPH...80 KM/HR...WITH A GUST
TO 68 MPH...109 KM/HR...WERE REPORTED AT L.F. WADE INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT IN BERMUDA.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 995 MB...29.38 INCHES.

LARGE SWELLS AND HIGH SURF ARE AFFECTING BERMUDA...AND THESE
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY DECREASE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE
OF DAYS.  DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO OCCURRING ALONG THE U.S.
EAST COAST FROM THE CAROLINAS THROUGH SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

BERTHA COULD PRODUCE AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL IN
BERMUDA DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO.  L.F. WADE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
IN BERMUDA REPORTED 4.68 INCHES OF RAINFALL DURING THE 24 HOURS
ENDING AT 800 PM AST MONDAY.
 
REPEATING THE 1100 PM AST POSITION...33.8 N...63.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...995 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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