Bertha weakens to a tropical storm


Sunday, July 13th 2008, 8:24 am
By: News 9


BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM BERTHA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  41A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL022008
800 AM AST SUN JUL 13 2008

...BERTHA WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR BERMUDA.

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

AT 800 AM AST...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 62.5 WEST OR ABOUT 220
MILES...355 KM...SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.

BERTHA IS CURRENTLY NEARLY STATIONARY.  A DRIFT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST
IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATER TODAY AND CONTINUE INTO MONDAY.  ON THIS
TRACK...THE CENTER OF BERTHA IS EXPECTED TO SLOWLY PASS NOT FAR TO
THE SOUTHEAST AND EAST OF BERMUDA DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS...ALTHOUGH THE MOTION COULD BE ERRATIC AT TIMES AND COULD
BRING THE CENTER OF BERTHA CLOSER TO BERMUDA THAN THE FORECAST
TRACK INDICATES.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 70 MPH...115 KM/HR...
WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  A SLIGHT WEAKENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS.

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

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 988 MB...29.18 INCHES.

LARGE SWELLS AND HIGH SURF ARE AFFECTING BERMUDA...AND THESE
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

THE OUTER BANDS OF BERTHA COULD PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN BERMUDA
OF 2 TO 4 INCHES DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

REPEATING THE 800 AM AST POSITION...29.8 N...62.5 W.  MOVEMENT...
STATIONARY.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL
PRESSURE...988 MB.

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

FORECASTER AVILA