TROPICAL STORM BERTHA ADVISORY NUMBER 4

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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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