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Tropical Depression BERTHA Advisory Number 9
 
Issued 15:00Z Aug 06, 2002
 
Advisory Selection
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TROPICAL SUMMARY NUMBER 9 FOR T.D. "BERTHA"
NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...NWS...CAMP SPRINGS MD
1000 AM CDT TUES AUG 6 2002

...T.D. BERTHA IS MOVING SLOWLY TO THE WEST/SOUTHWEST...THE SYSTEM
IS CONTINUING TO PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL EAST OF THE
CENTER ALONG THE SOUTHERN LOUISIANA/MISSISSIPPI BORDER.

A FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE BOGUE FALAYA RIVER...AND
PORTIONS OF THE LOWER PEARL RIVER.... A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR
SE LOUISIANA INCLUDING PORTIONS OF BATON ROUGE AND SLIDELL...A
FLOOD WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.

AT 10 AM CDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION BERTHA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.8 NORTH... LONGITUDE 91.9 WEST WHICH IS
APPROXIMATELY 27 MILES EAST/NORTHEAST OF VILLE PLATTE LA. 

BERTHA HAS MOVED WSW AT ABOUT 7 MPH OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS         
AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE A SLOW TRACK  TO THE WSW.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE 11 MPH. ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL
PRESSURE IS 1012 MB.     

AN AREA OF CONVECTION TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER IS EXPECTED TO
PRODUCE ISOLATED AREAS OF 3 TO 5 INCH RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.  STREAM FLOODING
AND PONDING OF ROADWAYS REMAINS A THREAT.
ELECTED 24 HOUR STORM RAINFALL TOTALS THROUGH 7 AM CDT ARE
LISTED BELOW.

LOCATION                      AMOUNT
=========                     =======
MCCOMB-PIKE COUNTY, MS        4.48" 
HATTIESBURG, MS               1.15"
PASCAGOULA-LOTT, MS           0.89"     
NEW ORLEANS-LAKEFRONT, LA     0.28" 
MOBILE, AL                    0.75"
TUSCALOOSA, AL                0.79"                

REPEATING THE 10 AM CDT POSITION...30.8N...91.9W. MOVEMENT...WSW AT 7
MPH OVER THE PAST 6 HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 11 MPH...
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1012 MB. THE NEXT TROPICAL SUMMARY WILL
BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER AT 4 PM
CDT. 

HILDERBRAND/KELLS/FORECAST OPERATIONS BRANCH