Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beryl making landfall

Beryl making landfall. Here is live radar

Beryl is now a full fledged tropical system, upgraded from Subtropical to Tropical Storm status earlier today, now with wind speeds up to 70 mph.

It is spinning roughly 35 miles E/SE of Jacksonville, FL. Moving west at 10 mph. 

  • Tropical Storm force winds extend out from center up to 115 miles
  • A Tropical Storm Waring is now in effect from Volusia County in Florida north to Edisto Beach So. Carolina.
  • Everyone along the Warning area should remain vigilant as Beryl nears the coast.
  • Once it makes landfall it will quickly lose steam, make a sharp u-turn, and head back to where it is right now in about 3-5 days.

What to expect:
They may get to tropical storm strength 39 mph and above as it nears the coast between Northern Florida and South Carolina. A warning has been issued for this area.

Storm Surge:
The combination of the push of water caused by Beryl and high tide will cause some flooding along the coast. The water could rise anywhere between 1-4 feet, with the highest level right where Beryl makes landfall and just to the north. Here the surge will bring large waves leading to coastal flooding. Of course the local waters will be choppy, boating is not recommended.

The Southeastern Coast could see accumulations anywhere between 4-6 inches with localized totals of up to 12".

The tail end of the Subtropical storm will also move west. This tail is loaded with moisture and could bring us a chance for storms both Sunday and Monday.

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