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UPDATE: HURRICANE BERTHA

Posted by feww on July 10, 2008

See Latest Update [July 14, 2008] Bertha Revving UP!

5:00 PM AST WED JUL 09 2008

BERTHA STRENGTHENS BACK TO A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE

Hurricane BERTHA Public Advisory #27

AT 500 PM AST…2100Z…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BERTHA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 24.8 NORTH…LONGITUDE 58.1 WEST OR ABOUT 560 MILES…
900 KM…NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS AND ABOUT 660
MILES…1060 KM…SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.


Portrait of Bertha [Updated] NOAA

BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH…19 KM/HR. A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 105 MPH…165 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS AND BERTHA COULD AGAIN BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE.


Bertha Heading West/Northwest. [Updated] NOAA

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES…45 KM…FROM
THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140
MILES…220 KM.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 970 MB…28.64 INCHES.

LARGE SWELLS AND HIGH SURF COULD BEGIN AFFECTING PORTIONS OF BERMUDA
TONIGHT OR TOMORROW.

REPEATING THE 500 PM AST POSITION…24.8 N…58.1 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD…NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…105 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…970 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 PM AST. FORECASTER RHOME

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