SOGGY FEW DAYS AHEAD FOR PARTS OF THE SOUTHEAST AS BERYL IS SLOW TO MOVE OUT
After lashing the northern Florida and southeast Georgia coasts with solid tropical storm conditions, Beryl is now just a depression well inland. It is bringing much needed rain to an area that has been in drought conditions for quite some time. While it will help, it won’t be enough to completely erase the deficit of rain.
Beryl is forecast to move slowly in to the Carolinas today, tomorrow and through Wednesday. This will mean a rainy, breezy period but nothing serious. It is unlikely that the system will regain much strength even if it were to move out over water sooner than forecast. Beryl will then head out in to the Atlantic and transition in to an extra-tropical storm, losing its warm center and spreading its wind field out over a much larger area.
So what’s next? Nothing in the near term. The hurricane season officially begins on Friday and this is National Hurricane Preparedness Week so be thinking about what you would do if a hurricane, especially a major hurricane, were to impact your area. I’ll discuss this more in detail tomorrow when I return home from a week-long trip of testing our equipment, ending with a field mission to northnern Florida yesterday. The WordPress blog site will also be back up tomorrow as well. Have a safe Memorial Day and remember those who have given so much for our freedoms. I know I appreciate it.