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CENTER OF BERTHA PULLING AWAY FROM BERMUDA

Published on July 14, 2008 11:01 PM | Comments

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.



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