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Tropical Storm Bertha – Day 4

Tropical Storm BerthaPosition: 18.6 N 48.9 W. [10 PM CDT] Updated
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 20 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph.
Wind Gusts: 75 mph.
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 85 miles.
Minimum central pressure: 994 mb.

Bertha is slowly strengthening and has a bit more northernly motion this afternoon.  It is expected to reach hurricane force Monday, but should encounter higher wind shear in the next day or two which should limit further development.


1 cookie jill { 07.06.08 at 2:06 pm }

Tropical storms. Floods. Fires. Well, at least China’s got the locusts.

2 Bryan { 07.06.08 at 2:23 pm }

And the blue-green algae blooms that will definitely slow down the water events and kill the main ecosystem of the water.

At least there are no motorized vessels because the blooms really foul the engine cooling systems.

3 cookie jill { 07.07.08 at 8:59 am }

Hurricane Bertha Day 1?

4 Bryan { 07.07.08 at 10:50 am }

Big jump in intensity over night, which is a good thing for the coast as it makes the probable northern turn more certain. The steering ridge was weakening, but a weak storm isn’t as affected by that as a strong one.