Beryl headed out to sea

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:53 PM GMT on May 30, 2012

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The center of Tropical Depression Beryl is close to the ocean again, and the storm has strengthened slightly in response. Beryl's heavy rain show will be focused on Eastern North Carolina today, where widespread rain amounts of 2 - 4 inches can be expected. Beryl's heaviest rains fell over Lafayette County, Florida, on Monday and Tuesday, where 12.65" was measured as of 6:30 am EDT Tuesday near Midway. Beryl spawned a single tornado on both Monday and Tuesday; these twisters did only minor damage. There is a slight chance the storm could produce another weak tornado today over North Carolina. The storm is being blamed for one death--a swimmer that drowned in rough surf in Daytona Beach, Florida. Another swimmer is missing from Folly Beach, South Carolina. All things considered, Beryl was just the sort of tropical storm the Southeast U.S. needed--strong enough to bring the heavy rains needed to alleviate the severe to exceptional drought conditions over the region, but not so strong as to cause major damage and loss of life. The main bummer was that Beryl hit during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, costing the tourism industry tens of millions of dollars in lost business. With Beryl caught in a trough of low pressure and accelerating to the northeast, the storm should transition to an extratropical storm later today.


Figure 1. True-color MODIS satellite image of Beryl taken at 2:25 pm EDT May 29, 2012 by NASA's Aqua satellite. At the time, Beryl was a tropical depression with winds of 30 mph.


Figure 2. Estimated rainfall from Beryl over the past seven days from NOAA/AHPS.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting bappit:

The story in the San Francisco Chronicle is not as alarmist as your post is.

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Well, it's a fact that we have the Fukushima Cesium fingerprint in Tuna being fished in the Conus W coast.... The news has been published by credible sources.... We are even seeing studies published....
Link

And that is just the beginning...

My reaction to that is:

I don't smoke. But I respect those who want to get that poison into their lungs. They can smoke the whole cigarrete industry, no problem with me.

But I don't want a Single molecule of smoke from their cigarette inside my lungs. They have the freedom and the right to smoke and to believe it is harmless.
I have the freedom and the right to breathe clean air...

The same way, I respect those who think that food contaminated with small amounts Cesium won't do any harm...

But I have the freedom and the right to be informed if what I'm going to eat and feed my family is contaminated with man made radioactive isotopes or not....

If what is inside there, has a natural ocurrence, no problem, natural radiation has been with mankind since the beginning....

But, after analyzing Chernobyl, TMI and Fukushima and the way governments handled and keep lying about those accidents, I really do not believe the "everything is OK or it wont hurt you" agenda of the Nuclear industry....

Also, I believe Yes, we should be Alarmed.... Specially those living in Conus... Not the same situation here in PR, we are receiving the Saharan Dust....

Up in the mainland, weather patterns are feeding not only the Fukushima poison to the W coast states, But also contamination from China and India.... that news (study) was posted here recently...


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Chinese Air Pollution Reaches the United States

Increasing amounts of pollution are being blown across the Pacific Ocean to North America. Pollutants carried by the jet stream can reach the United States in days. Pollutants from Asia reaching the United States are rising at a rate of 5 percent to 10 percent a year. By some estimates 25 percent of the air pollution in Los Angeles comes from China.

American heath officials find this figure alarming when is tacked onto pollution that already exist in the United States.


Pollution from China Alarming?

Then, what about Japan??.....
Japan is closer and it's radioactive pollution....
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Quoting lobdelse81:

Doing fine, counting down to hurricane season, lol.


Nature's ahead of the game. No need.
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Quoting KoritheMan:


I'm fine, thanks. Off the next two days. How are you?

Doing fine, counting down to hurricane season, lol.
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Quoting lobdelse81:

Hey Kori, how are you?


I'm fine, thanks. Off the next two days. How are you?
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Quoting sunlinepr:
Tuna does not glow in the dark.... Just like tabacco, causes no cancer....


Incredibly, it takes this long for the truth to come out about radiation in California bluefin So people who have been eating tuna for the last half a year have been eating cesium? (VIDEO)


The story in the San Francisco Chronicle is not as alarmist as your post is.

Interesting that the story mentions only in passing the problem of mercury accumulating in tuna. You shouldn't be eating much tuna anyway. Here's a Consumer Reports article.

The Huffington Post had some commentary on the Bluefin tuna story, ("Radioactive Tuna Won’t Kill You—but Should We Be Concerned About Mercury?").

"It's harder to identify the source, but burning coal, which produces organic methyl mercury, is the major global factor that has increased over the past century. “That’s what we should be focused on,” he says. “We need to change our own habits if we're concerned about our health and the health of the oceans.”"
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Quoting KoritheMan:


Intense, and a bit unusual.

Hey Kori, how are you?
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SPACE – A NASA Sun-watching spacecraft will have an unbeatable view of June’s historic Venus transit, but some of the probe’s scientists are taking measures to get a great look for themselves here on Earth, too. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) satellite will watch from space as Venus crosses the sun’s face on June 5 (June 6 in the Eastern Hemisphere) — the last such Venus transit until December 2117. Not content to live vicariously through their spacecraft, some SDO scientists are headed to Alaska to watch the seven-hour event in its entirety. “For the United States, only Hawaii and Alaska will see the entire transit,” said SDO project scientist Dean Pesnell, of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. “There’s a solar physics meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, the week after the transit. So we said, ‘Well, let’s go to Alaska and see the transit.’” Venus transits occur in pairs that are eight years apart, but these dual events take place less than once per century. The last transit happened in 2004, and the next won’t come until 2117. So next month’s transit is the last chance for skywatchers to see Earth’s so-called sister planet trek across the solar disk. –Mother Nature Network
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Good night all!
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519. Skyepony (Mod)
Quoting KoritheMan:


Intense, and a bit unusual.


Looked like they were coming down on the mets for not seeing it on radar & such & putting out a warning..
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Quoting Skyepony:
Half a dozen homes hit by meteorites in India.


Intense, and a bit unusual.
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Texas looks a lot different on the radars and satellites this year. Hope everyone makes it through the severe and comes out with some rain for their troubles. There may be hope yet.

High pressure aloft will continue to break down. This will allow a cold front to push through Southeast Texas Early Friday Morning. The front will likely generate scattered showers and thunderstorms Thursday Evening and Early Friday Morning. Little in the way off cooling is expected with it's passage but 1/2 to 3/4 inches of rainfall are possible.

High pressure is then expected to rebuild over the area during the course of the weekend. This will mean the return of hot, dry days to the area.

By Tuesday of next week, indications are that the sea breeze will become active...something that we haven't seen the past couple of years. Expected a 20% coverage of afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms in the forecast.
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516. Skyepony (Mod)
Half a dozen homes hit by meteorites in India.
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515. Skyepony (Mod)
Hailstorm so bad in France it damaged wine crops in 9 villages, some won't be back in production til 2015.
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513. Tygor
Going to be really interesting to see the drought map when it comes out. Lots of mid-90s days in Texas with no rain is going to mean lots more orange and red.
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512. Skyepony (Mod)
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Quoting belizeit:

Good evening all..what's up Belize?
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Wow! Look at this outflow boundary.

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Quoting 1900hurricane:
Southernmost cell just keeps chugging along.

According to local weather dropping very large hail also.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
this time tomorrow night we will be 4 and a half hours away from the first TWO at 2 am jun 1 to init the 2012 Hurricane Season


Keeper....yer killing me with the countdown! *lol*

Lindy

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The wrong-way gust fronts in the TX panhandle might be something to reckon with. A couple of years ago a similar wrong-way storm caused havoc in St. Louis with a lot of tree destruction--the trees' root systems had not grown to withstand a wind load from the east.
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Quoting 1900hurricane:
Looks like some intense straight line winds are setting up:

I see Roger Edwards used the "D" word in the 8 p.m. outlook. Second time today I've seen it used as a potential outcome of these complicated atmospheric interactions.

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Southernmost cell just keeps chugging along.

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New Mexico fire sets largest record
A massive wildfire that has burned more than 265 square miles in the Gila National Forest has become the largest fire in New Mexico history, fire officials confirmed May 30.



This image provided by NASA shows smoke from New Mexico wildfires drifting across the southcentral United States. The image was acquired Thursday May 24, 2012 by NASA's MODIS satellite Aqua. Firefighters are battling a massive wildfire in southwestern New Mexico that has destroyed a dozen cabins and spread smoke across the state, prompting holiday weekend air-quality warnings. The fire burned early Saturday through remote and rugged terrain around the Gila Wilderness and has grown to 85,000 acres or more than 130 square miles. Fire officials say nearly all of the growth has come in recent days due to relentless winds. (AP Photo/NASA)

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Beryl dropped 3.79 inches of rain from 0630 to 1600 hours today here in eastern NC. Some areas recieved more, some less, but it was needed much like the areas in GA and FL. Not quite as bad, but still needed.
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Quoting 1900hurricane:
Dryline is headed back to the west. Man, it sure was extreme today! Check out the obs today from Lubbock! Triple digit heat and single digit dewpoints! Now, they are back on the the moist side of the dryline and the dewpoint has shot up 50*F!
Temps west of me still near 90 at 10 pm. Lots of Heat and Humidity in Eastern Half of Texas and Lots of Heat and like Zero Humidity in the Western half of the State.
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Dryline is headed back to the west. Man, it sure was extreme today! Check out the obs today from Lubbock! Triple digit heat and single digit dewpoints! Now, they are back on the the moist side of the dryline and the dewpoint has shot up 50*F!
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Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
First day in a while West Palm has not had a severe weather warning. Think we will be back in the trend late Thursday and Friday.


My area hasn't been in a severe weather warning in over a month, gotta love those Hillsborough and Tampa shields.

Everyone else my county has had real rain and severe weather from Beryl.
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Quoting Methurricanes:
How are the conditions on the Outer Banks of NC?


The conditions here are pretty bad but typical. The wind is strong, some of the roads are demolished, but I believe that the temp bridge that NCDOT built last year after Irene is still up so it could be worse. I've lived in Buxton all my life.
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Anyone ever notice that you can now search for your weather by clicking the microphone in the search bar? You can use ZIP codes or the city name. I just found that out, and it is AWESOME!

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Good Heat game when I started listening heat down by 15 in second quarter, now up by 6 at end of 3rd. Hope all is well come end of the game.I think they dropped system because as Skyepony said went overland. But to me ,looks to being pulled north and not losing any vorticity, so if it can eliminate the land lookout.
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First day in a while West Palm has not had a severe weather warning. Think we will be back in the trend late Thursday and Friday.
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Quoting stormpetrol:


HI Cosmic, if convection builds again and can maintain itself through Saturday we might have something to watch, if not your guess is as good as mine. Anyway I think the C storm might yet be the earliest recorded in any Season!
Hi SP...I sorta agree.....At this point I wouldn't be surprised to see something somewhere that gets named by June 15. I haven't checked the records but I think that would be a record.
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Quoting gordydunnot:
Looking at various satellite and vort. maps I think I see a little action developing over the Yucatan. Looks to be moving North may emerge of the North coast of the Yucatan in the next day or so. Will be interesting to see which way it goes, maybe Jedkins gets his rain Sunday.
Hey Gordy..He will get his rain, just not enough..They need a good dowsing..:)
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Looking at various satellite and vort. maps I think I see a little action developing over the Yucatan. Looks to be moving North may emerge of the North coast of the Yucatan in the next day or so. Will be interesting to see which way it goes, maybe Jedkins gets his rain Sunday.
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Quoting txjac:


Can someone help me out please? What, weather wise will move that dry air out of th gulf? What will make it move?


Prayer, a lot of prayer
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Quoting Skyepony:


It was trying to close off as seen on ASCAT earlier today but then moved over land.

Models have pretty much dropped it other than sending moisture from it over Cuba & into SFL.
ty Skye
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The Gulf Stream has done a nice job covering any upwelling Beryl may have caused.
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The east coast is going to get a decent shot of rain and severe weather out of this. Here is the 60 hour GFS.
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Quoting 1900hurricane:
Looks like some intense straight line winds are setting up:

Arkansas City seems to be at the apex of the Bow echo.
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337 BaltimoreBrian: These are mallard ducks. Male has the green head.
Mallard is the most common kind of duck in the USA
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398 lobdelse81: Cute :-)

Deceptively so.
The name alone -- mal (bad) plus lard (rendered pig fat) -- oughtta tell ya they're not to be trifled with.
Combined with being the most common should make ya wonder what they did to the other poor ducks.
And exactly how did they get that lard in the first place?
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481. txjac
Quoting hydrus:
I posted a link there for you. The rest of those forecast tools are killer too..


Thanks again ...have it bookmarked now.
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Quoting txjac:


Thanks hydrus ...so the trough will push it down south?
I think that I get what you are saying/showing me and I totally appreciate the time that you took to show me what will be coming up. I still havent gotten the total hang of what to look at to see what is coming at me in the future..

Thanks again
I posted a link there for you. The rest of those forecast tools are killer too..
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
its the icelandic low she be running lower down over the atlantic
Did you read post 445 with your long range on it? It looks a little comical how your region appears to be under attack by a swarm of L,s...:)
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Quoting CosmicEvents:
What happened to that Caribbean convection that was being pumped by some as a storm to be? Have the models dropped it?


It was trying to close off as seen on ASCAT earlier today but then moved over land.

Models have pretty much dropped it other than sending moisture from it over Cuba & into SFL.
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