Bertha weakens into a tropical storm

Posted at 6:05 AM, Aug 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-05 06:37:06-04


Bertha has weakened back to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds at 65 mph

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Bertha is centered about 475 miles west of Bermuda and moving North-Northeast at 22 mph.

The storm is expected to make a northeast turn today, passing about midway between the East Coast and Bermuda. Gradual weakening is expected to continue over the next 48 hours.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 125 miles, primarily to the east of the center.

Locally, we can expect high risk for rip currents and increased wave action today. Expect waves between 3 and 4 feet for Virginia Beach and Currituck and 6 to 8 feet for Dare.

5:00 AM EDT Tue Aug 4
Location: 33.4°N 72.9°W
Moving: NNE at 22 mph
Min pressure: 1005 mb
Max sustained: 65 mph