August 14th, 2011
09:02 PM ET

Tropical Storm Gert threatens Bermuda

[Updated at 9:02 p.m. ET] Tropical Storm Gert is gaining strength as it barrels toward the Atlantic island of Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday.

The storm system was about 255 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and "slowly strengthening" as it heads north, according to a 5 p.m. advisory from the center, which is part of the National Weather Service.

Equipment aboard U.S. Air Force aircraft recorded maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, with stronger gusts reported.

Gert's eye is forecast to go near or just east of Bermuda on Monday afternoon, prompting a tropical storm warning for the island. No other islands are similarly threatened, and the storm is expected to eventually turn northeast back out over open sea.

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  1. ?

    "Gert"? ugh...who comes up with these horrible storm names?

    August 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat2u

    The answer my friend is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind.

    August 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Gert...what a...ahem...lovely name...

    August 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mad Hatter

    Wish it come my way. We enjoy "tropical storms/hurricane parties. They're a blast!!!!!

    August 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. justathought

    ==============@ ? ==============.I'm glad that they can come up with horrible names; who really wants to have their name associated with a hurricane?

    August 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT (sarah palin is hot)

    gert alert!!! GERT ALERT!!! watch out for gert, dont get hurt....
    lock your door because of gert, stay inside and eat some yo-gert...

    August 14, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT (storm naming weather man)

    the new name of the storm is ... –> storm "gonnagetcha"

    August 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Humber

    Lord, RUFFNUTT!

    August 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RUFFNUTT (storm naming weather man)

    a man points and shouts "yo-gert!!"
    the other man says " what flavor? "
    then the man says "no-gert!!!"
    2 guy say " is that diet yo-gert?"

    August 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RUFFNUTT (storm naming weather man)

    maybe we should name the storm "FERT" –snickers-

    August 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. raven

    Ugh .. Now I dont feel so bad about my middle name .

    August 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. RuffNutt

    Sorry folks,I didn't post the above. This right-wing tea partier knows no boundaries. Will you stop! The joker keeps trolling my name. He must be in favor of this disgusting war as well as a fan of Sarah Palin. This needs to stop!

    August 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • STEWART RAYMOND WEAVER (high-elf weather watcher)

      @fakey i would like you to come to my parents basement so i can show you my magic elf dick. it is +5 vs troll butt and glows when a troll is within a 5 foot radius.

      August 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. raven

    Good post RuffNutt,thank you. You said it all.

    August 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. STEWART RAYMOND WEAVER (high-elf weather watcher)

    @ruffnutt making fun of the weather is not wise. once a young elf made light of a storm and was caught in a storm drain and almost drowned. if he had not been wearing his magic arm floaters+3 vs drowning he might have not survived...

    August 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. trolltard the name stealing retarded troll

    i love sarah palin

    August 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
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