Tropical Storm Beryl To Bring Rain, Winds For Holiday

By  //  May 27, 2012

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STORM WATCH

(Above: The NWS five day forecast map)

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING is in effect for the Florida Volusia/Brevard County line to South Carolina’s Edisto Beach; Subtropical Storm Beryl predicted to make landfall Sunday night or Monday according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

Subtropical Storm Beryl slowed yesterday afternoon off the coast of South Carolina, but outer rain bands are expected to arrive in Brevard County later today according to National Hurricane Center.

Heavy surf off Space Coast beaches has rolled in and high winds and substantial rain is expected – especially for the northern parts of Brevard.

National Weather Service Report:

AT 1100 PM EDT…0300 UTC…THE CENTER OF SUBTROPICAL STORM BERYL
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.8 NORTH…LONGITUDE 77.2 WEST. THE
STORM IS MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH…11 KM/H. THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TONIGHT…WITH A TURN TOWARD
THE WEST FORECAST ON SUNDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK…THE CENTER OF
BERYL IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH THE SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF THE UNITED
STATES ON SUNDAY…AND THEN MAKE LANDFALL SUNDAY NIGHT OR MONDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH…85 KM/H…WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED BEFORE LANDFALL…WITH
WEAKENING EXPECTED AFTER LANDFALL.

TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 90 MILES…150 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 998 MB…29.47 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
WIND…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH THE COAST
WITHIN THE WARNING AREA FROM NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA TO SOUTH CAROLINA
ON SUNDAY.

STORM SURGE…THE COMBINATION OF A STORM SURGE AND THE TIDE WILL
CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE FLOODED BY RISING
WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING DEPTHS ABOVE GROUND IF
THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE…

COASTAL PORTIONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA…GEORGIA…AND NORTH FLORIDA…
1 TO 3 FT

THE DEEPEST WATER WILL OCCUR ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST NEAR AND TO
THE NORTH OF THE LANDFALL LOCATION…WHERE THE SURGE WILL BE
ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE WAVES. SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE
RELATIVE TIMING OF THE SURGE AND THE TIDAL CYCLE…AND CAN VARY
GREATLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES. FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR
AREA…PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE.

SURF…DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST FROM
NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA TO NORTH CAROLINA OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. PLEASE SEE STATEMENTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR
AREA.

RAINFALL…BERYL IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF
3 TO 6 INCHES ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF THE UNITED STATES
FROM NORTHERN FLORIDA THROUGH SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

(Image: GOES Water Vapor Satellite Image – Next Generation Weather Lab)


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