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What factor would keep Hurricane Bertha anchored for three days in the same position and, pushing to the north all eastbound weather?

Question submitted by Andrew Goudey

Andrew, Bertha is encountering an area of rather weak steering winds at high altitudes and a surface area of high pressure to the north, meaning that the forward motion of the storm is severely limited.
For really great discussions on Atlantic Hurricanes, their forecasts and potential tracks, you should check out the following:
and read the "forecast discussion" from that link.. it'll give you great insight as to where the forecasters think the storms are going.

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