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Re: Bertha intensifying
      Sun Jul 06 2008 04:56 PM

Actually, Hugh, I don't think pure white in and of itself means all that much besides it has quite cold cloud tops. What we need to look for is how curved the Dvorak imagery is.

Looking at the latest SSD imagery, looks like it's got a part spiral coming off it, placing it somewhere between 2.5 and 3.5 on the Dvorak scale. Officially, the last call listed on SSD is 3.0, so it really hasn't intensified (as far as SSD is listing), it's just gotten colder (which could be an indication of intensification in progress, but it is not in and of itself an indication of higher intensity).

See for Dvorak visual reference: http://web.archive.org/web/2005090620254..._guide_to_d.htm

For others:
SSD imagery: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/float1.html
SSD intensity (Dvorak numbers): http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/positions.html

Enjoy!

I'm hoping Bertha goes spinning fish.

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* Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands MikeCAdministrator Sun Jul 06 2008 04:56 PM
. * * Hurricane Bertha John C   Mon Jul 07 2008 06:44 AM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands cieldumort   Mon Jul 07 2008 03:15 AM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands LDH892   Mon Jul 07 2008 02:05 AM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands Hugh   Sun Jul 06 2008 09:30 PM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands Random Chaos   Sun Jul 06 2008 09:23 PM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands Hugh   Sun Jul 06 2008 08:56 PM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands LoisCane   Sun Jul 06 2008 08:13 PM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands Hugh   Sun Jul 06 2008 06:09 PM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands cieldumort   Sun Jul 06 2008 05:56 PM
. * * Re: Bertha intensifying Random Chaos   Sun Jul 06 2008 05:02 PM
. * * Re: Bertha intensifying Random Chaos   Sun Jul 06 2008 04:56 PM
. * * Re: Bertha intensifying weatherguy08   Sun Jul 06 2008 04:49 PM
. * * Re: Bertha intensifying Hugh   Sun Jul 06 2008 04:44 PM
. * * Bertha intensifying craigm   Sun Jul 06 2008 04:33 PM
. * * Re: Accuweather Genesis   Sun Jul 06 2008 04:17 PM
. * * Re: Accuweather Hugh   Sun Jul 06 2008 03:40 PM
. * * Re: Accuweather LDH892   Sun Jul 06 2008 02:21 PM
. * * Re: Accuweather scottsvb   Sun Jul 06 2008 02:02 PM
. * * Re: Accuweather WeatherNut   Sun Jul 06 2008 01:57 PM
. * * Accuweather craigm   Sun Jul 06 2008 01:17 PM
. * * Central Atlantic...Sunday danielwAdministrator   Sun Jul 06 2008 10:19 AM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands scottsvb   Sat Jul 05 2008 11:01 PM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands weatherguy08   Sat Jul 05 2008 09:25 PM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands typhoon_tip   Sat Jul 05 2008 09:17 PM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands hurricaneguy   Sat Jul 05 2008 08:19 PM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands typhoon_tip   Sat Jul 05 2008 04:59 PM
. * * Re: Bertha... Status Quo? Random Chaos   Sat Jul 05 2008 10:41 AM
. * * Re: Bertha... Status Quo? CaneTrackerInSoFl   Sat Jul 05 2008 10:32 AM
. * * Re: Bertha... Status Quo? flanewscameraman   Sat Jul 05 2008 10:21 AM
. * * Re: Bertha... Status Quo? craigm   Sat Jul 05 2008 10:04 AM
. * * Re: Bertha... Status Quo? DarleneCane   Sat Jul 05 2008 09:19 AM
. * * Bertha... Status Quo? danielwAdministrator   Fri Jul 04 2008 09:41 PM
. * * Re: Bertha strengthening? LoisCane   Fri Jul 04 2008 07:54 PM
. * * Bertha strengthening? CaneTrackerInSoFl   Fri Jul 04 2008 02:55 PM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands cieldumort   Fri Jul 04 2008 03:29 AM
. * * Re: Tropical Storm Bertha Forms South of Cape Verde Islands typhoon_tip   Thu Jul 03 2008 11:35 PM
. * * Re: Surprising Early Cape Verde Cyclogenesis MichaelA   Thu Jul 03 2008 12:49 PM
. * * Re: Surprising Early Cape Verde Cyclogenesis JustMe   Thu Jul 03 2008 11:01 AM
. * * Surprisingly Early Cape Verde Cyclogenesis CoconutCandy   Thu Jul 03 2008 10:56 AM
. * * Re: Watching Systems in the Eastern Caribbean and Far East Atlantic cieldumort   Thu Jul 03 2008 04:27 AM
. * * Re: Watching System in the Far East Atlantic Random Chaos   Wed Jul 02 2008 11:27 PM
. * * Re: Watching System in the Far East Atlantic Hugh   Wed Jul 02 2008 10:00 PM
. * * Re: Watching System in the Far East Atlantic Random Chaos   Wed Jul 02 2008 07:40 PM
. * * Re: Watching System in the Far East Atlantic Lee-Delray   Wed Jul 02 2008 05:09 PM
. * * Re: Watching System in the Far East Atlantic Rich B   Wed Jul 02 2008 04:49 PM
. * * Re: Watching System in the Far East Atlantic cieldumort   Wed Jul 02 2008 04:38 PM

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