Tropical Storm Gert picks up speed, heads for Bermuda – East Coast #SurfReport

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Tropical Storm Gert picks up speed, heads for Bermuda

By Pete Caggiano , Meteorologists
Last Updated: Sunday, August 14, 2011 10:56 PM

ORLANDO —

Tropical Storm Gert Advisory

Tropical Storm Gert is moving faster, and expected to pass near Bermuda on Monday.
Watches and Warnings

The government of Bermuda has issued a tropical storm warning. A tropical storm watch means that that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24 hours.
Latest advisory

At 11 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Gert was located near latitude 30.2 north, longitude 63.3 west.

Gert is moving toward the north-northwest near 12 miles per hour. A gradual turn toward the north and then the north-northeast is expected in the next day or two. On the forecast track, the center of Gert is expected to pass near or just east of Bermuda by Monday afternoon.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph, with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast in the next day or so. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1,008 mb, or 29.77 inches.

For the full report go here:

http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2011/august/295051/Bermuda-issued-Tropical-Storm-warning-as-depression-gets-closer

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