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SECOND TROPICAL STORM OF THE 2008 ATLANTIC SEASON FORMS IN THE ATLANTIC

Published on July 3, 2008 1:52 PM | Comments

Folks - we have Bertha:

TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER 2 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022008 1100 AM EDT THU JUL 03 2008

...SECOND TROPICAL STORM OF THE 2008 ATLANTIC SEASON FORMS IN THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC NEAR THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS... ...OUTER RAINBANDS AFFECTING THE SOUTHERN CAPE VERDE ISLANDS...

INTERESTS IN THE SOUTHERN CAPE VERDE ISLANDS SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF BERTHA.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 1100 AM EDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 24.7 WEST OR ABOUT 190 MILES...310 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/HR. THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...55 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1006 MB...29.71 INCHES.

WHILE THE CENTER OF BERTHA WILL BE MOVING AWAY FROM THE SOUTHERN CAPE VERDE ISLANDS TODAY...OUTER RAINBANDS ARE EXPECTED TO BRING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS TO PORTIONS OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

REPEATING THE 1100 AM EDT POSITION...13.3 N...24.7 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 500 PM EDT.



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