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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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
613 PM CDT WED MAY 30 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
FOARD COUNTY IN NORTH TEXAS...
NORTHWESTERN KNOX COUNTY IN NORTH TEXAS...

* UNTIL 700 PM CDT

* AT 610 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED
A TORNADO IS VERY LIKELY NEAR HACKBERRY...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15
MPH.

* THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS
OF SOUTHWESTERN FOARD AND NORTHWESTERN KNOX COUNTIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE TORNADO WILL BE HIDDEN BY RAIN AND YOU MAY NOT SEE IT. DO NOT
WAIT. TAKE COVER NOW.

This one is probably an EF 3 or more, again luckily over mostly rural areas.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Strong tornado on the ground, confirmed.

Looks like a debris ball.



That is one nasty storm. The rotation is unbelievable
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This could easily be demolishing everything in its path- luckily there isn't much in its path, mostly rural areas.
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looks like some active areas coming into view

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Strong tornado on the ground, confirmed.

Looks like a debris ball.

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90mph non tornadic winds reported with this one, Jim Cantore says strong tornado with debris ball no joke!!!
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This is probably one of the strongest looking rotations I have seen a while.

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Quoting pcola57:
Childress,Tx Loop


thats a massive hail core heading for Cromwell, TX, luckly it looks like the possible tornado will go south of town.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Wow!


Yeah no kidding! That storm is crazy, it gets stronger every frame!
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Wow!

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Quoting pcola57:
Childress,Tx Loop


There has to be a tornado on the ground with that one.
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The radar presentation of the tornado warned storm near Paducah TX is excellent.
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This is the southern Childress TX storm...

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
551 PM CDT WED MAY 30 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LUBBOCK HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN KING COUNTY IN NORTHWEST TEXAS.
SOUTHEASTERN COTTLE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST TEXAS.

* UNTIL 615 PM CDT

* AT 548 PM CDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A RAPIDLY
ROTATING WALL CLOUD CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THE WALL CLOUD
WAS LOCATED 7 MILES NORTH OF HACKBERRY...OR ABOUT 10 MILES EAST OF
PADUCAH...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* SOME LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE PADUCAH...
HACKBERRY AND CHALK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT WEDNESDAY EVENING
FOR THE PANHANDLE AND NORTHWEST TEXAS.

&&

LAT...LON 3375 10018 3401 10032 3414 10010 3407 10004
3384 10004 3384 10000 3383 9999 3376 9999
TIME...MOT...LOC 2251Z 323DEG 25KT 3401 10012

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MEADOWS
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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
541 PM CDT WED MAY 30 2012

ALC035-099-302300-
/O.CON.KMOB.SV.W.0078.000000T0000Z-120530T2300Z/
CONECUH AL-MONROE AL-
541 PM CDT WED MAY 30 2012

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM CDT
FOR SOUTH CENTRAL MONROE AND SOUTHWESTERN CONECUH COUNTIES...

AT 536 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING
WINDS OVER 60 MPH WAS LOCATED NEAR FRISCO CITY...OR NEAR EXCEL...
MOVING EAST AT 5 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MEGARGEL... FRISCO CITY... EXCEL...
REPTON...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER...CALL (800) 284-9059.

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LAT...LON 3153 8738 3139 8715 3126 8732 3126 8743
3141 8753
TIME...MOT...LOC 2241Z 271DEG 2KT 3142 8737

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360. BDAwx
Post tropical storm Beryl producing 39kt sustained winds with 997mb pressure and almost 2.5ft storm surge at Hatteras, NC?

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Quoting pcola57:


"It's not just in the Tampa area alone"..A small meek voice is heard from the man standing and waving in his withered vegetable patch...(ie: Me)..LOL :)


Good evening all. Weather in the Florida Panhandle is hot and dry, and monitoring the Fire on the East Side of the Eglin AFB reservation. Smoke spreading (depending in wind direction) into Crestview this evening. Was bad in Fort Walton Beach and surrounding areas this morning. Hows things in Texas RitaEvac?
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Remember, just because Beryl is post-tropical, it has all the threats of a tropical storm to the OBX of North Carolina.
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FLASH FLOOD WARNING
LAC065-107-MSC149-310030-
/O.NEW.KJAN.FF.W.0057.120530T2228Z-120531T0030Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
528 PM CDT WED MAY 30 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN MADISON PARISH IN NORTHEAST LOUISIANA...
NORTHEASTERN TENSAS PARISH IN NORTHEAST LOUISIANA...
SOUTHWESTERN WARREN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF VICKSBURG...

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 529 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR DETECTED
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAIN NEAR SOMERSET...OR 19 MILES
SOUTH OF TALLULAH. THE STORMS WERE NEARLY STATIONARY. ESTIMATED
RADAR RAINFALL AMOUNTS...ON THE ORDER OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES...HAVE
OCCURRED IN THE PAST HOUR.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO AFTON

VERY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE OVER THE WARNED AREA FOR THE NEXT
HOUR WITH AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO THREE INCHES POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY.
THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY.
FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE AND MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS
MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 3244 9116 3244 9096 3243 9096 3244 9095
3244 9078 3210 9103 3208 9108 3205 9108
3205 9110 3208 9114 3207 9116 3205 9116
3209 9130

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GRG
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Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
Ducks in the yard--how fun! Mallards?


There are other types of ducks?
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
Two extremely dangerous storms near Childress, OK... Both have decent rotation which may soon merit tornado warnings and both are producing softball size hail.

The northern one seen in comment 338 is now tornado warned... Also a new tornado warning on an intensifying cell in Texas.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
History of Isaac's...

1988:





2000:





2006:




Issac of 2000 was a beautiful storm.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
The hook on this storm is worrying me... The storm has a really good overall structure.

oh boy those people are in for a bad one
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Two extremely dangerous storms near Childress, OK... Both have decent rotation which may soon merit tornado warnings and both are producing softball size hail.
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TORNADOES...HAIL TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

more http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0322.htm l







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Quoting jamesrainier:


WoW!!!...
Those watch and warning area's are very large!!
The one in western central Texas looks like the state of Ohio!!(well kinda..ok not really but the areas encompass ALOT of territory!!)
Lots of people need to stay on their toes until 11PM according to the SPC.
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HAIL TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

more
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0323.htm l
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http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/
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TORNADOES...HAIL TO 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

more http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0324.htm l




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The hook on this storm is worrying me... The storm has a really good overall structure.

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These are mallard ducks. Male has the green head. Mallard is the most common kind of duck in the USA.

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Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
Ducks in the yard--how fun! Mallards?

No idea.
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HCGN7 is down to 29.44" now.
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Ducks in the yard--how fun! Mallards?
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Quoting OrchidGrower:
Re #314 - I hear ya, Pcola! Still going an uncomfortable number of days between rainshowers here in Cape Coral. The lysidice trees I planted over a year ago haven't yet made it past the "hanging on for dear life" stage, the bananas all have brown edges on all the leaves, and the avocado is still dropping fruit because it doesn't have enough moisture to work with.

I've been in SW Florida for 3 years and I'm still hoping to see what exists in the met. annals as "a normal rainy season." No luck so far....
Rainy season in SW Florida has thunderstorms developing and coming out of the SE like clockwork at 3-5 pm during the summer. This normally starts in mid to late June. The pattern the last 5-7 yrs has not been this way. We have had storms coming in from the NW in the summer the last several summers. I often wonder if the pattern that has been set up in the summer with the NW flow was in effect all winter how cold a winter we would have. My avocados were ripe, picked, and eaten 2 months ago. I'm in Buckingham.
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Bye bye Beryl! It's been fun! You helped make May very tropically interesting!
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We have ignition over TX
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Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
I thought you might be on the beach watching the storm Analyst13 :)

That's kinda hard to do when a lot of roads are flooded down here and ducks are swimming in your backyard. :P
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Quoting PlazaRed:

So the "C" storm has got about 5 weeks to nip in and beat the 21st century record for earliest "C" storm.
Its probably got a better than 90% chance of doing that.
Then? What about the "D" storm?

July 27, August 21, August 26, July 20, August 13, August 21, July 4, August 13, July 16, August 29, August 22, August 19.
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Already numerous storm producing baseball size hail and 70mph winds... Could be an ugly night.
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