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TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER 53

Published on July 16, 2008 9:43 AM | Comments

Bertha is still chugging along out in the Atlantic:

TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER 53 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022008 500 AM AST WED JUL 16 2008

...BERTHA TURNS EASTWARD...

AT 500 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 36.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 61.0 WEST OR ABOUT 355 MILES...575 KM...NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA.

BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 6 MPH...9 KM/HR...AND A TURN TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

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

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 996 MB...29.41 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 500 AM AST POSITION...36.4 N...61.0 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...EAST NEAR 6 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...996 MB.

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



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