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BERTHA TURNS TOWARD THE EAST

Published on July 17, 2008 8:38 PM | Comments

Just amazing that Bertha is still chugging along:

TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER 59 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022008 500 PM AST THU JUL 17 2008

...BERTHA TURNS TOWARD THE EAST...

AT 500 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 57.2 WEST OR ABOUT 455 MILES...730 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 905 MILES... 1455 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.

BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR...AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVERNIGHT WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED AND A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST ON FRIDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH...95 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES...220 KM FROM THE CENTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 997 MB...29.44 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 500 PM AST POSITION...34.0 N...57.2 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...EAST NEAR 12 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...997 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 1100 PM AST.



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