Tropical Depression Bertha Public Advisory Number 3

By | May 27, 2020

Issued at 500 PM EDT Wed May 27 2020


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WTNT32 KNHC 272033
TCPAT2
 
BULLETIN
Tropical Depression Bertha Advisory Number   3
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL022020
500 PM EDT Wed May 27 2020
 
...CENTER OF BERTHA MOVING FARTHER INLAND...
...HEAVY RAINFALL SPREADING ACROSS THE CAROLINAS...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...34.4N 80.3W
ABOUT 55 MI...85 KM ENE OF COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 95 MI...150 KM WNW OF MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 340 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Bertha
was located near latitude 34.4 North, longitude 80.3 West. The
depression is moving toward the north-northwest near 15 mph       
(24 km/h).  A turn toward the north at a faster forward speed is 
expected tonight, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast on 
Thursday.  On the forecast track, Bertha will move across northern
South Carolina this evening and into central North Carolina and 
southwestern Virginia later tonight.
 
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 30 mph (45 km/h) 
with higher gusts, mainly along the coast to the east of the 
center.  Additional weakening is expected, and Bertha is forecast 
to degenerate to a remnant low pressure area on Thursday.
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 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 northeastern
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 portions of eastern South
Carolina this evening.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
Center on this system.  Future information on this system can be 
found in Public Advisories issued by the Weather Prediction Center 
beginning at 11 PM EDT, under AWIPS header TCPAT2, WMO header 
WTNT32 KWNH, and on the web at http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov. 
 
$$
Forecaster Beven
 

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