Beryl dumping heavy rains; all-time May heat records set in MI, OH

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:55 PM GMT on May 29, 2012

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Tropical Depression Beryl continues to bring heavy rains to Northern Florida and Southern Georgia, but has begun to move northeast, and will be spreading heavy rains over coastal South Carolina today and North Carolina on Wednesday. Rains of 5 - 8 inches have been common over Northern Florida. These rains have caused numerous problems with street flooding, but no serious damage. The heaviest rains from Beryl so far have been to the southwest of the center, over Lafayette County, Florida, where 12.65" was measured as of 6:30 am EDT Tuesday near Midway. Beryl spawned one tornado on Monday, near Florida's St. Lucie Medical Center. The twister damaged two roofs and brought down trees and power lines. One swimmer is missing from Folly Beach, South Carolina, and a 19 year old man is missing and presumed drowned from swimming in rough surf in Daytona Beach, Florida. Before becoming a tropical cyclone, Beryl produced heavy rainfall over Cuba, especially Sancti Spíritus Province, where meteorologists reported more than 20 in (510 mm) of precipitation. The rains caused mudslides and flash floods, destroying 47 houses and damaging 1,109 more. Two people died attempting to cross flooded rivers in Cuba.


Figure 1. True-color MODIS satellite image of Beryl taken at 12:05 pm EDT May 28, 2012 by NASA's Terra satellite. At the time, Beryl was a tropical depression with winds of 35 mph.

Forecast for Beryl
Beryl will continue to spin and dump copious rains as it treks through Southern Georgia today, and coastal South Carolina and North Carolina on Wednesday. These rains will generally not be heavy enough to cause damaging flooding, since the region is under moderate to severe drought. When Beryl pops off the coast near the North Carolina/South Carolina border on Wednesday, wind shear will be low enough and ocean temperatures warm enough to allow re-intensification to a tropical storm. However, tropical-storm-force winds will probably be limited to the right-front side, over the ocean, and the coast of North Carolina will see winds no greater than 35 mph.


Figure 2. Estimated rainfall from Beryl from the Valdosta, Georgia radar.

July-like heat wave brings hottest May temperatures on record to Michigan, Ohio
A strong high pressure system anchored over the central U.S. brought more record-smashing May heat to much of the country on Monday. The heat was most notable in Southern Lower Michigan and Northern Ohio, where Detroit (95°F), Flint (93°), Cleveland (92°F), and Toledo, Ohio (96°) tied or set records for their hottest temperature ever recorded in May. On Saturday, at least nine airports in the Midwest had their hottest May day on record, and 58 out of 456 U.S. airports set daily high temperature records. On Sunday, at least sixteen airports in the Midwest had their hottest May day on record, and 68 out of 456 U.S. airports set daily high temperature records. Eight airports in the Western U.S. set daily coldest temperature records on Sunday; no airports have set an all-time coldest May temperature record in the U.S. this month. Temperatures 5 - 10°F above average are expected over portions of New England today, but the May 2012 heat wave is pretty much over for the U.S.

Jeff Masters

Beryl's Rain Bands (SunsetSailor)
Beryl's about 75 mi SSE from us and still off shore and on schedule to move over land sometime after mid night. We're getting steady 20-30 mph winds.
Beryl's Rain Bands
Beryl Band (flsky)
Beryl Band

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I should pay more attention to these things, lol...

The USA didn't request retirement, so therefore it wasn't.

Which is what I don't get. Why was Juan not requested for retirement but Elena was, despite Juan causing more damage than Elena did in a similar location?
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Quoting WeatherNerdPR:

Was he the same guy that kept talking about the FLANALF model? lol

Yeah, LOL.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Oh that guy....

Was he the same guy that kept talking about the FLANALF model? lol
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

It's all up to whether retirement is requested or not. Nova Scotia didn't request the retirement of Juan, so therefore, it wasn't.

Why would Nova Scotia request the retirement of Juan when it made landfall in Louisiana? :P



For comparison purposes, Elana:



You may have mistakenly though of the 2003 version of Juan, which actually did make landfall in Nova Scotia and was retired.
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Quoting Hurricanes101:


Juan made landfall on the Gulf coast in 1985 - the year Elena was retired

Juan was retired in 2003 after hitting Nova Scotia

I should pay more attention to these things, lol...

The USA didn't request retirement, so therefore it wasn't.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

It's all up to whether retirement is requested or not. Nova Scotia didn't request the retirement of Juan, so therefore, it wasn't.


Juan made landfall on the Gulf coast in 1985 - the year Elena was retired

Juan was retired in 2003 after hitting Nova Scotia
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Quoting K8eCane:
And then last year there was the dude with the Mactavish numbers that scared Grandpato4 nearly to death

Oh that guy....
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And then last year there was the dude with the Mactavish numbers that scared Grandpato4 nearly to death
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Quoting 1900hurricane:

I've always thought it is strange that Elena in 1985 was retired and yet Juan that same year was not, despite being responsible for more deaths and damage. Elena was a major though, while Juan was a late season category one that derived most of his impacts through flooding.

It's all up to whether retirement is requested or not. Nova Scotia didn't request the retirement of Juan, so therefore, it wasn't.
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Quoting Hurricanes101:


Yes and Yes

I've always thought it is strange that Elena in 1985 was retired and yet Juan that same year was not, despite being responsible for more deaths and damage. Elena was a major though, while Juan was a late season category one that derived most of his impacts through flooding.
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Quoting Hurricanes101:
time for some hurricane trivia

Name the only 2 storms to have their names retired, without causing any direct fatalities


Someone may have already gotten to this one before me but Elena and Paloma?
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Some of these storms are really beastly this evening!



And the risk just goes up tomorrow!

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Quoting aspectre:
Oh, good grief, kipperedherring is just the return of a longtime troll. Don't you guys recognize his longtime modus operandi: listing trolls then adding the name of a decent regular?

Well i listed the trolls and while I may be annoying I am not a troll...
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Archer County (hail up to softball size) is the one on the left


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Yes!! Here's the real rain!!
And I don't think anybody needs more than one guess to guess which hurricane I remember most :)
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Elena and Paloma.


Yes and Yes
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tornadodude is not a troll.
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840 PM CDT TUE MAY 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
ARCHER COUNTY IN NORTHERN TEXAS...

* UNTIL 945 PM CDT

* AT 837 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL
UP TO SOFTBALL SIZE AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH.
THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR DUNDEE...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ARCHER CITY...HOLLIDAY...DUNDEE...LAKE KICKAPOO AND MANKINS.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Is Charley one?


No I was working when Charley hit, didnt effect Miami at all.

The answer is Andrew 1992 and Irene 1999
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Quoting kipperedherring:
Not too mention Tornadodude!!!!


He was a troll? I liked him. Who was that bartender girl from NOLA? Keri something, she was annoying she would post non-sequitors like " Manning thinks this one could come to NOLA" WHO THE HECK IS MANNING!
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Quoting doabarrelroll:


Born and raised in Miami currently live in Gainesville,Fl

Is Charley one?
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Quoting kipperedherring:
Not too mention Tornadodude!!!!

Tornadodude wasn't/isn't a troll...

Quoting doabarrelroll:
What happened to that vorticityless blob that whipped up the blog this morning. It died?

It's still a sheared, weak mess.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Depends...where do you live?


Born and raised in Miami currently live in Gainesville,Fl
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Quoting Hurricanes101:


lol no and no

Elena and Paloma.
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Quoting Hurricanes101:
time for some hurricane trivia

Name the only 2 storms to have their names retired, without causing any direct fatalities

Is paloma one?
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Quoting doabarrelroll:
Hurricane trvia, name the two storms I remember the most?


Depends...where do you live?
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Quoting HurricaneDean07:

It's because it was fast paced, so it was still mid august when Irene formed. Katrina formed around the time the I storm typically forms. Explains alot right?

Could've Been Hurricane Irene coming into NOLA if the season was more average.
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What happened to that vorticityless blob that whipped up the blog this morning. It died?
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Hurricane trvia, name the two storms I remember the most?

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Quoting hydrus:
Dog and Jig....


lol no and no
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Quoting hydrus:
Oddly enough, 2005, the year with the most storms ever, did not retire its "I" storm...Go figya...:)

It's because it was fast paced, so it was still mid august when Irene formed. Katrina formed around the time the I storm typically forms. Explains alot right?
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Quoting Hurricanes101:
time for some hurricane trivia

Name the only 2 storms to have their names retired, without causing any direct fatalities

Hmmmm...got no clue...this is a hard one....
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Quoting hydrus:
Some of them were hilarious.

I was always fond of Jasoniscoolman. His pics of himself are funny
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Quoting allancalderini:
Maybe Ion or Ishver.

Ion is close to Ian- which is the replacement for Igor(10'). Ian will be used in 2016.
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Quoting Hurricanes101:


No and No
Dog and Jig....
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Quoting doabarrelroll:


Man I gotta tell you this blog has never had less trolls. Trolls who are retired:

JFV
eddye
jasoniscoolman
stormtop
Some of them were hilarious.
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Quoting hydrus:
Fern and Belle.?


No and No
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Quoting Hurricanes101:
time for some hurricane trivia

Name the only 2 storms to have their names retired, without causing any direct fatalities
Fern and Belle.?
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If I am correct the 6 veteran I names were
1 Isabel
2 Isidore
3 Isis
4 Ivan
5 Irene
6 Isaac
the new ones are
1 Ida
2 Ike change to Isaias
3Ingrid
4 Ike change to Ian
5Irma
6 none
we will see if Isaac can be retire to change that no.
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Quoting TAMPASHIELD:


I'm just pointing out the obvious. You're a nuisance. This is why WU is turning into a troll infested blog because of kids like you.


Man I gotta tell you this blog has never had less trolls. Trolls who are retired:

JFV
eddye
jasoniscoolman
stormtop
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Trained storm spotter has reported 4.75" hail with the Oklahoma supercell.
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835. wxmod
MODIS today. Oregon. Crater lake is in the bottom photo for size comparison. Man made clouds are everywhere.




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Listen to the hail!
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intensity went up
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

It really is amazing... I storms retired since 2000:
Iris (2001)
Isidore (2002)
Isabel (2003)
Ivan (2004)
Ike (2008)
Igor (2010)
Irene (2011)
Oddly enough, 2005, the year with the most storms ever, did not retire its "I" storm...Go figya...:)
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Quoting wxgeek723:
All reasonable male I names I could find in case Isaac departs:

-Ira/Irah
-Icarus
-Ichabod
-Inigo
-Irving
-Iago
-Immanuel
-Ingmar
-Ivar

Quite frankly most of these names suck lmao, so let's all hope Isaac stays on the list.
Maybe Ion or Ishver.
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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.