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. jmo

    Could name it after the teabaggers

    August 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • lescroc

      JMO ... your an idiot! name it after the monkey in the people's house

      August 14, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • dgkdgk

      JMO – you're hilarious!

      August 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      @lescroc. You tell jmo she's an "idiot". You're the idiot. The contraction for "you are" is "you're", not "your"! Idiot!

      August 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • db

      Why is it that some folks think they are so superior and have to tell others how to spell or use the english language so well? Seriously, who cares? These blogs are not an english essay, they are for expressing your thoughts and absolute BS and are taken as such so get off your high horse and come down to reality.

      August 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT© (troll butt kicker)

    @raven (from x-men) blue chicks are so hot...

    August 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT (storm naming weather man)

    name change -> storm trolly-teabag

    August 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. WESUPPORTBACHMANN

    WHY do we support Bachmann? EASY.... she is SO HOT... like your mom.... look at those lips, those eyes...
    and the deeply German desire for CLEAN LIVING... clean up our HOUSE... spotless !!!!

    Sweep the dirt under the rug and break out the dance music.... everyone must now "wipe their feet" before entry
    just like YOUR MOM... !!!

    Now – what is your excuse for not supporting her? You know that you want to fight the "power"....
    and eliminate the obsolete tyranny of the BIG and not so hot... Hillary.

    August 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • db

      Either Hillary or Michele want to rule the world unquestionably. You put either one of them walking in front of you and you should hang wide load across their what ever. Those loads are so big they could declare war on the USA, surrender, and then apply for foreign aid!

      August 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mad Hatter

    Gert. Wasn't she Bertha Butts sister??

    August 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    What?!? LMAO!

    August 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mad Hatter

    The Butt sisters were from a song.

    August 14, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mad Hatter

    From the early 70s.

    August 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. sir-mix-alot (booty doctor)

    i like big butts and i cannot lie...

    August 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mad Hatter

    Oops my age is showing. LOL

    August 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. trolly (booty licker)

    i like sniffing butts and think of sarah palin alot

    August 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • db

      That must bring a lot of Krappy thoughts to mind.

      August 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. raven

    I member that ! jimmy castor!

    August 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Big Moose

    Wonder if they meant to call it Jerk instead of Gert

    August 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mad Hatter

    Right!!!!
    Her name was Bertha.
    Bertha Butt.
    One of the Butt sisters.

    August 14, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mad Hatter

    @Sarah. Retract the claws.

    August 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
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