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Tropical Depression BERTHA Advisory Number 8
 
Issued 09:00Z Aug 06, 2002
 
Advisory Selection
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TROPICAL SUMMARY NUMBER 8 FOR T.D. "BERTHA"
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...NWS...CAMP SPRINGS MD
400 AM CDT TUES AUG 6 2002

...T.D. BERTHA CONTINUES TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN
LOCALIZED AREAS...ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE CIRCULATION CENTER...

A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA...AND SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI. THE WATCH AREA
EXTENDS FROM THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER...SOUTHWEST OF BATON ROUGE
TO SLIDELL...AND NORTH INTO THE SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES
FROM WILKINSON TO WALTHALL.

AT 4 AM CDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION BERTHA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.6 NORTH... LONGITUDE 91.2 WEST WHICH IS
APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES SSW OF BATON ROUGE. 

BERTHA HAS MOVED WSW AT ABOUT 4 MPH OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS         
AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE A SLOW TRACK  TO THE WSW.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE 13 MPH. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL
PRESSURE IS 1013 MB.     

POCKETS OF HEAVY CONVECTION WITH LOCALIZED AREAS OF 4 TO 5 INCH
RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE... ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE CIRCULATION
CENTER. FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND ROADWAYS IN LOW-LYING
AREAS IS A POTENTIAL THREAT.
SELECTED 30 HOUR STORM RAINFALL TOTALS THROUGH 4 AM CDT ARE
LISTED BELOW.

LOCATION                 AMOUNT
=========                ========
SLIDELL, LA              1.89"
GULFPORT, MS             2.10"
MCCOMB-PIKE COUNTY, MS   3.88"
PASCAGOULA-LOTT, MS      7.20"


REPEATING THE 4 AM CDT POSITION...30.6N...91.2W. MOVEMENT...WSW AT 4
MPH OVER THE PAST 6 HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 13 MPH...
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1013 MB. THE NEXT TROPICAL SUMMARY WILL
BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER AT10 AM
CDT. 

BELL/PEREIRA/FORECAST OPERATIONS BRANCH