Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Yesterday's Storm Reports; Hurricane Bertha Update

Here's the infrared look at Hurricane Bertha. Yesterday, Bertha had a better look to herself, but she has grown into a Cat. 3 hurricane surpassing all first assumptions. Here's some of the latest stats from Bertha.
  • Winds: 120 mph

  • Saffir-Simpson Scale: Category 3

  • Barometric Pressure: 955 mb

  • Movement: NW at 10 mph; a less then 10% chance at a U.S. landfall; about a 40% chance at a Bermuda direct hit.

Now, back here in the Mid. State, we didn't get away from a quiet day. Here's some of the storm reports called in to the NWS in Nashville and the NWS in Louisville.

  • Monroe County, KY (8 miles SE of Tompkinsville): Trees down in several areas, damage done to several outbuildings.

  • Montgomery County, TN ( 4 miles E of Clarksville): Tree was blown onto a house; tree was blocking a road.

  • Warren County, KY (2 miles SE of Oakland): Tree Down

For today, I'm going to issue a slight chance at a afternoon pop-up storm, but don't expect it to be anything like yesterday. We look to hit the 90ยบ mark yet again, but if you get a pop-up shower then your temperature may drop down into the upper 70's! The next BIG rain/storm chance comes in tomorrow with a frontal boundary. Today's highs will range from the low 90's in Nashville; too the mid to upper 80's on the far Eastern Highland Rim and Cumberland Plateau.

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