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TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER 4

Published on July 3, 2008 11:12 PM | Comments

TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER 4 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022008 1100 PM AST THU JUL 03 2008

...BERTHA INTENSIFIES SLIGHTLY OVER THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC...

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 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 27.0 WEST OR ABOUT 185 MILES...300 KM...WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/HR...AND A TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THIS FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF BERTHA WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM FROM THE CENTER.

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

OUTER RAINBANDS COULD CONTINUE TO BRING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE SOUTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY.

REPEATING THE 1100 PM AST POSITION...13.4 N...27.0 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...WEST NEAR 14 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 500 AM AST.



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