TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER 3

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TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER 3
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022008
500 PM AST THU JUL 03 2008

...SQUALLY WEATHER MOVING THROUGH THE SOUTHERN CAPE VERDE
ISLANDS...

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 500 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 25.6 WEST OR ABOUT 105
MILES...165 KM...SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN MOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR.
A GENERAL WEST-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION WITH SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST OVER THE NEXT DAY
OR TWO.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...55 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

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

THE CENTER OF BERTHA WILL BE MOVING AWAY FROM THE SOUTHERN
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...HOWEVER...OUTER RAINBANDS
WILL CONTINUE TO BRING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS TO
PORTIONS OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

REPEATING THE 500 PM AST POSITION...13.6 N...25.6 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40
MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB.

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

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FORECASTER BROWN


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