631  
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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