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Tropical Storm BERTHA


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TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER  69
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL022008
500 AM AST SUN JUL 20 2008

...BERTHA MOVING RAPIDLY NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE NORTH
ATLANTIC...ABOUT TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS...
 
AT 500 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 48.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 38.9 WEST OR ABOUT 670
MILES...1080 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.
 
BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 30 MPH...48 KM/HR...AND A
A GENERALLY NORTHEASTWARD MOTION WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED
IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...UNTIL THE SYSTEM IS
ABSORBED BY A LARGER EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  BERTHA WILL LIKELY BECOME AN EXTRATROPICAL STORM LATER THIS
MORNING...AND VERY SLOW WEAKENING IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT DAY OR
TWO.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 230 MILES...370 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 985 MB...29.09 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 500 AM AST POSITION...48.5 N...38.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 30 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...985 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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