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Tropical Depression BERTHA Advisory Number 7
 
Issued 03:00Z Aug 06, 2002
 
Advisory Selection
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TROPICAL SUMMARY NUMBER 7 FOR T.D. "BERTHA"
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...NWS...CAMP SPRINGS MD
1000 PM CDT MON AUG 5 2002

...CORRECTED INITIAL POSITION...

...T.D. BERTHA PRODUCING LOCALIZED HEAVY RAINFALL AMOUNTS DUE TO
SLOW MOVEMENT...

ALL FLOOD WATCHES AND WARNINGS ASSOCIATED WITH T.D. BERTHA HAVE
BEEN DISCONTINUED OR ALLOWED TO EXPIRE.

AT 10 PM CDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION BERTHA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.8  NORTH... LONGITUDE 91.0 WEST WHICH IS
APPROXIMATELY 20 MILES NNE OF BATON ROUGE.
BERTHA HAS MOVED WSW AT ABOUT 10 MPH OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS         ^M
AND IS EXPECTED TO TRACK MORE SLOWLY TO THE WSW OVER THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE 13 MPH. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL
PRESSURE IS 1012 MB.
AS THE REMNANTS OF T.D. BERTHA MOVE SLOWLY TO THE WSW...HEAVY
RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE MAIN THREAT ASSOCIATED WITH THE
STORM...WITH MOST OF THE MOISTURE CONFINED TO A SMALL AREA
AROUND THE CENTER OF THE STORM. THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY
LOCALIZED RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS  WILL BE MORE SCATTERED IN
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA AND SOUTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI. SOME MINOR
FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND ROADWAYS IS POSSIBLE.
SELECTED 24 HOUR STORM RAINFALL TOTALS THROUGH 7 PM CDT ARE
LISTED BELOW.

LOCATION                 AMOUNT
=========                =======
SLIDELL, LA               1.80"
MCCOMB-PIKE COUNTY, MS    1.44"
GULFPORT, MS              2.10"
PASCAGOULA-LOTT, MS       7.14"

RAINFALL AMOUNTS LOCALLY AS HIGH AS 6 INCHES AROUND THE CENTER OF
TROPICAL DEPRESSION BERTHA ARE POSSIBLE AS THE REMNANTS OF THIS
STORM TRACK SLOWLY TO THE WSW. 
REPEATING THE 10 PM CDT POSITION...30.8N...91.0W. MOVEMENT...WSW AT 10
MPH OVER THE PAST 6 HOURS AND SLOWING. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS
13 MPH... MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1012 MB. THE NEXT TROPICAL
SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION
CENTER AT 4 AM CDT. 

BELL/PEREIRA/FORECAST OPERATIONS BRANCH