Tropical Storm Bertha

The thing off the coast of Georgia has enough tropical characteristics (or NHC is bored enough) that it is now been designated as AL022020, and even named Bertha.  It is very close to land, and will make landfall between Charleston and Myrtle Beach SC (with the worst impacts in the Bulls Bay/Myrtle Beach area).  Nothing too serious to worry about other than trees down, power outages, that sort of thing.  Here’s the satellite and radar images as of 9:30am …

And here is the forecast track and impact estimate (probably a million dollars or so), mostly cleaning up downed trees, heavy rain, some light structure damage:

 

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