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Subject:TS BERTHA - INITAL UPDATED - THIS STORM WILL BE A LAND EVENT
Date:Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:

Tropical Storm Bertha Special Advisory Number   1<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL022020<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

830 AM EDT Wed May 27 2020<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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...TROPICAL STORM BERTHA FORMS NEAR THE COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA...<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED AND HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED...<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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SUMMARY OF 830 AM EDT...1230 UTC...INFORMATION<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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LOCATION...32.7N 79.4W<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

ABOUT 30 MI...50 KM ESE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB...29.80 INCHES<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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WATCHES AND WARNINGS<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of South<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

Carolina from Edisto Beach to South Santee River.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

* Edisto Beach SC to South Santee River SC<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning, in this case in the next few hours.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">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.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">At 830 AM EDT (1230 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Bertha was located near latitude 32.7 North, longitude 79.4 West. Bertha is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through tonight. On the forecast track the  center of Bertha will move onshore in the warning area in the next few hours and the move inland across eastern and northern South Carolina later today and into west-central North Carolina by tonight. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Bertha is expected to weaken to a tropical depression after moving inland and become a remnant low tonight. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">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.  This rainfall may produce life-threatening flash flooding.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the coast within the warning area in the next couple of hours.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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NEXT ADVISORY<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM EDT.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

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BEST REGARDS,<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">

Kelly J. Moran, Vice President

Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc.

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Notice posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.