Tropical Update: Tropical Storm Bertha 8/3/2014

11 PM Update | Tropical Storm Bertha Quickly Strengthening

Bertha is now 190 east of Eleuthera Island and is rapidly strenghting. She is now moving north-northwest at 17 with maximum sustained winds jumping up to 65 mph with a reach of 160 from the center, primarily to the east. Pressure has also dropped to 1007 mb. Berta appears to be on track to reach hurricane status sooner than expected. but will likely remain in open waters.

5 PM Update | Tropical Storm Bertha Moving Away From Southeastern Bahamas

The big news this hour is that all tropical storm watches and warnings have been discontinued!

2 PM Intermediate Update | Tropical Storm Bertha Moving Near Southeastern Bahamas

11 AM Update | Tropical Storm Bertha Moving Near Southeastern Bahamas

Tropical Storm Bertha is approximately 175 miles southeast of San Salvador moving northwest at 21 mph. Maximum sustained winds remain at 45 mph with TS force wind extending outward from the center, mostly to the northeast, 160 miles. The minimum central pressure is holding at 1012 mb.

The forecast expects TS Bertha to turn north-northwest then north overnight and early Monday morning where she will begin heading north-northeast. Bertha will begin moving away from Southeastern Bahamas, later today. The center is expected to pass to the east of the central Bahamas this evening.

Atmospheric conditions are becoming more favorable for the system. The intensity forecast continues to indicate strengthening will begin later today as she moves over open waters between the East Coast and Bermuda. Bertha may briefly reach hurricane strength on Wednesday with an estimated 75 mph winds as she is well away from land in the Atlantic ocean.

Heavy rain is still a threat in the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicos through Monday.

8 AM Intermediate Update | Tropical Storm Bertha Near Turks and Caicos

Tropical Storm Bertha is approximately 45 miles west of Grand Turk Island moving northwest at 21 mph. Maximum sustained winds remain at 45 mph with TS force wind extending outward from the center, mostly to the northeast, 160 miles. The minimum central pressure is holding at 1012 mb.

The forecast expects TS Bertha to continue to move on her current heading today and turn north-northwest then north overnight and early Monday morning. Bertha will move near the Southeastern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos this morning. Later today, TS Bertha will move east of the Central Bahamas eventually heading out to sea.

The intensity forecast continues to indicate strengthening will begin later today as she moves over open waters between the East Coast and Bermuda. Bertha may briefly reach hurricane strength on Wednesday with an estimated 75 mph winds as she is well away from land in the Atlantic ocean.

The tropical storm warning for the Dominican Republic has been discontinued. Although, heavy rain is still a threat in the Dominican Repubic.

5 AM Update | Bertha Moving Away From the Dominican Republic Leaving Heavy Rain Behind

Tropical Storm Bertha is approximately 40 miles south of Grand Turk island moving northwest at 21 mph. Maximum sustained winds remain at 45 mph with TS force wind extending outward from the center, mostly to the northeast, 160 miles. The minimum central pressure is holding at 1012 mb.

2 AM Intermediate Update | Tropical Storm Bertha Heading to The Southern Bahamas & Turks and Caicos

Tropical Storm Bertha is approximately 30 miles north of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic moving northwest at 21 mph. Maximum sustained winds remain at 45 mph with TS force wind extending outward, mainly to the north and east the center to 160 miles. The minimum central pressure is up to 1012 mb.

Tropical Storm Bertha – Spaghetti Models

Current GOES-Floater Visible Satellite Image

Tropical Cyclone Bertha Visible Satellite Loop

GOES – Tropical Cyclone Bertha Visible Satellite Loop

Tropical Cyclone History | Bertha

This table contains the NHC’s statistics for the tropical cyclone from each advisory.

Date Time (EST) Classification Max Winds (mph) Movement/Speed Pressure (mb)
July 28 Invest 93L
July 29
July 30
July 31 11 PM Tropical Storm 45 WNW at 20 mph 1008
Aug 1 2 AM 45 WNW at 18 mph 1008
5 AM 45 WNW at 20 mph 1008
8 AM 45 WNW at 20 mph 1008
11 AM 50 WNW at 21 mph 1008
2 PM 50 WNW at 22 mph 1007
5 PM 50 WNW at 24 mph 1007
8 PM 50 WNW at 24 mph 1007
11 PM 50 WNW at 22 mph 1007
Aug 2 2 AM 50 WNW at 22 mph 1008
5 AM 50 WNW at 22 mph 1008
8 AM 50 WNW at 22 mph 1008
11 AM 50 WNW at 22 mph 1008
2 PM 50 WNW at 22 mph 1009
5 PM 45 WNW at 22 mph 1010
8 PM 45 WNW at 22 mph 1010
11 PM 45 NW at 22 mph 1010
Aug 3 2 AM 45 NW at 21 mph 1012
5 AM 45 NW at 21 mph 1012
8 AM 45 NW at 21 mph 1012
11 AM 45 NW at 21 mph 1012
2 PM 45 NW at 18 mph 1012
5 PM 45 NW at 18 mph 1012
8 PM 65 NNW at 17 mph 1007
11 PM 65 NNW at 17 mph 1007

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