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Tropical Storm BERTHA


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TROPICAL STORM BERTHA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  45A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL022008
800 AM AST MON JUL 14 2008
 
...WINDS OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE AFFECTING BERMUDA...
 
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 800 AM AST...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 63.8 WEST OR ABOUT 75
MILES...120 KM...SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.
 
BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AT 8 MPH...13 KM/HR.
A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS FORECAST TODAY...FOLLOWED BY A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST ON TUESDAY.  ON THIS TRACK...THE
CENTER OF BERTHA IS EXPECTED TO PASS JUST EAST OF BERMUDA LATER
TODAY.
 
BERTHA IS A STRONG TROPICAL STORM.  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.  SUSTAINED WINDS OF 50 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO 68
MPH...WERE RECENTLY REPORTED AT COMMISSIONER'S POINT IN BERMUDA.
 
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 DAY OR TWO.
 
BERTHA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN BERMUDA OF 3 TO 5
INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 800 AM AST POSITION...31.6 N...63.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...990 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER RHOME/FRANKLIN
 
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