Tropical Depression Bertha Public Advisory Number 2A

By | May 27, 2020

Issued at 200 PM EDT Wed May 27 2020


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BULLETIN
Tropical Depression Bertha Intermediate Advisory Number 2A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL022020
200 PM EDT Wed May 27 2020
 
...BERTHA WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION...
...HEAVY RAINFALL SPREADING ACROSS THE CAROLINAS...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 200 PM EDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...33.7N 80.2W
ABOUT 65 MI...105 KM NNW OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB...29.74 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
 
All Tropical Storm Warnings have been discontinued.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
 
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 
For storm information specific to your area, including possible
inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
local National Weather Service forecast office.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 200 PM EDT (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Bertha
was located near latitude 33.7 North, longitude 80.2 West. Bertha is
moving toward the north-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h). This
general motion is expected to continue through tonight, followed by
a turn to the north along with an increase in forward speed on
Thursday. On the forecast track, Bertha will move across northern
South Carolina later today and into central North Carolina by
tonight.
 
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph (55 km/h)
with higher gusts, mainly along the coast to the east of the center.
Additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and
Bertha is expected to become a remnant low tonight.
 
At Oyster Landing, SC a wind gust to 41 mph (66 km/h) was reported
at 1245 PM EDT
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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RAINFALL:  Bertha is expected to produce total rain accumulation of
2 to 4 inches with isolated totals of 8 inches across eastern and
central South Carolina into west central to far southeastern North
Carolina and southwest Virginia.  Given very saturated antecedent
conditions, this rainfall may produce life threatening flash
flooding, aggravate and prolong ongoing river flooding, and produce
rapid out of bank rises on smaller rivers.
 
WIND:  Gusty winds will continue over eastern South Carolina
for the remainder of today.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM EDT.
 
$$
Forecaster Latto
 

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