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Old July 14th, 2008, 02:08 PM
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TROPICAL STORM BERTHA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 46A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022008
200 PM AST MON JUL 14 2008

...CENTER OF BERTHA PASSES EAST OF BERMUDA...

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 200 PM AST...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 64.1 WEST OR ABOUT 40
MILES...60 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA.

BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/HR...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY. A TURN TO THE NORTHEAST IS
EXPECTED ON TUESDAY. ALTHOUGH THE CENTER OF BERTHA IS NOW EDGING
AWAY FROM BERMUDA...STRONG WINDS IN A RAINBAND TO THE SOUTHWEST OF
THE CENTER HAVE YET TO CLEAR THE ISLAND.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. STRONGER WINDS...ESPECIALLY IN GUSTS...ARE LIKELY OVER
ELEVATED TERRAIN. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 63 MPH WERE RECENTLY REPORTED AT
AN ELEVATED STATION IN BERMUDA...COMMISSIONER'S POINT.

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

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE MEASURED BY AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT
RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 996 MB...29.41 INCHES.

LARGE SWELLS AND HIGH SURF ARE AFFECTING BERMUDA...AND THESE
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST FOR THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.
DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO OCCURRING ALONG THE U.S. EAST COAST
FROM THE CAROLINAS THROUGH SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

BERTHA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN BERMUDA OF 3 TO 5
INCHES.

REPEATING THE 200 PM AST POSITION...32.5 N...64.1 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 7 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...996 MB.

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

$$
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
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