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
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Quoting 1900hurricane:

It actually doesn't look extraordinarily deathly at the moment, unless you're in the southern 2/3 of Texas and points westward. We'll probably see some clouds fill in there pretty soon due to some thunderstorm development north of there.

Near 100 here and very humid, several Texas cities above 100 today, Stupid High Pressure. :)
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Quoting wunderkidcayman:


never seen this one can you post the link


here kid

Link
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Quoting washingtonian115:
3 of the 4pictures look like pancakes.


Nice Avatar
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Quoting aspectre:
Since there's never too much evidence of flying saucers waiting to pounce during the End of Days...
3 of the 4pictures look like pancakes.
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Since there's never too much evidence of flying saucers waiting to pounce during the End of Days...
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Quoting GeoffreyWPB:


Still think we will see Chris in three days????


No. A lot will have to change. I am looking more towards the weekend. Conditions are a little too hostile. We are expecting a big storm here in the next few minutes. Have you looked at the radar?
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Quoting Grothar:


You think they all got mad at us for criticizing them?
Hope not. We need our stuff with the season upon us. May it not happen again when the circumstances could be a bit more serious.
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Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
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Geoff, you have always been a man of few words.
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Quoting Grothar:
Fixed. A new employee asked, "What does this button do?"



Still think we will see Chris in three days????
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Quoting Krycek1984:


Awful rainy for being in a downward MJO


Yes,it is.
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


Omg thats cool, thanks!
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Quoting Krycek1984:


Awful rainy for being in a downward MJO
I wuz thinkin that too....
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Quoting Gearsts:
Anyone here has Beryl entire loop?


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Quoting Gearsts:
Anyone here has Beryl entire loop?
Sorta...
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Anyone here has Beryl entire loop?
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Quoting Grothar:
Fixed. A new employee asked, "What does this button do?"



Awful rainy for being in a downward MJO
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I guess Beryl is putting out more than I expected for my city!!!


FLASH FLOOD WARNING
GAC165-251-SCC005-300100-
/O.NEW.KCHS.FF.W.0002.120529T2207Z-120530T0100Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
607 PM EDT TUE MAY 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN JENKINS COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA...
NORTHERN SCREVEN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA...
ALLENDALE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 900 PM EDT

* AT 604 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
VERY HEAVY RAIN OCCURRING ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 7 MILES EAST
OF ALLENDALE TO 7 MILES NORTH OF MILLEN...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 10
MPH.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 3 INCHES HAS ALREADY FALLEN TODAY...AND
ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN IS EPXECTED THROUGH 9 PM.

* FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN AND AROUND...
MILLHAVEN...BURTONS FERRY LANDING...PERKINS...ALLENDALE...
SYCAMORE...SEIGLING...APPLETON...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID DRIVING INTO WATER ON THE ROAD. THE WATER IS USUALLY DEEPER
THAN IT APPEARS AND THE ROAD MAY BE WASHED OUT. ONLY ONE FOOT OF
WATER WILL STALL A VEHICLE AND LESS THAN TWO FEET OF WATER CAN FLOAT
AND CARRY AWAY A VEHICLE. FLOODING IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER-RELATED
CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS
MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

TO REPORT FLOODING...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
CHARLESTON TOLL FREE AT 1-888-383-2024.

&&

LAT...LON 3292 8209 3293 8196 3296 8184 3292 8176
3304 8156 3308 8162 3310 8161 3314 8146
3311 8136 3312 8119 3303 8110 3291 8128
3285 8161 3281 8210

$$
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PalouseValley,Washington: where the landscapes resembles masterfully composed paintings

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I'm off again, I'll check back later
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


never seen this one can you post the link
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Some light to heavy showers over southern Cuba



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Quoting Grothar:
Fixed. A new employee asked, "What does this button do?"


Yipee!
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Fixed. A new employee asked, "What does this button do?"

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Beryl:

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Id SURE hate for them to put me on satellite patrol
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Quoting RitaEvac:


Nah, Washington needed to make budget cuts, and this was the easiest one to start with


They prolly buy 12000 dollar toilet seats it's like... WHAT?
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I am now officially a Junior so happy , anyways do anyone think Beryl will make a second landfall on NC?
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new map 925 vort strongest vort is N of honduras and E of Roatan
2100Z

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Well, in the meantime, some pretty big storms continue to roll through the Northeast.

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Quoting Grothar:
Here, write to NOAA


Link



HA! I did but what can you say. They do a great job
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
no activity first thing i checked


I sure picked a bad day to give up Metamucil!
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Here, write to NOAA

SSDWebmaster@noaa.gov
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Well Dang
This Sucks Rotten Eggs
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

Nope, the sun is quiet today... Must just be some sort of technical problem


Nah, Washington needed to make budget cuts, and this was the easiest one to start with
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All Satellites are down, please proceed to the nearest exits immediately.
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classic

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Quoting weatherh98:


Solar flare maybe :/

Nope, the sun is quiet today... Must just be some sort of technical problem
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Quoting Grothar:


Why, thank you. I'm not really old. It's just a joke on the blog. As a matter of fact I am quite dashing looking in person.


Yes, I can tell
now if they will fix the darn satellite
I feel lost...
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Quoting weatherh98:


Solar flare maybe :/
no activity first thing i checked
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Coastal Water Temperatures,Upper TX Coast

Place Temperature
USCG Freeport, TX 82.9 F
Galveston Bay TX 84.9 F
Rollover Pass, TX 84.9 F
Morgans Point, TX 81.0 F
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Quoting Hurricanes101:


apparently they are in need for some "enhancement"

We're almost blind without those satellite images
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Quoting K8eCane:




Grothar
I looked on your blog and you dont look all that old
Fine looking gent, if I may say so


Why, thank you. I'm not really old. It's just a joke on the blog. As a matter of fact I am quite dashing looking in person.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:

I am scared now.
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ok so whos gonna call NOAA and find out?
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