Tropical Depression Beryl 5:00 am 5/29/20012

Colleagues, Thank you so much for the kind words and thoughts we share. Now, back to business and what I know best. FORECAST: Beryl will pick up some speed later today and move NE to the GA/SC Coast and go up the coasts as a Tropical Storm until it will depart the US at North Carolina and head for the Diamond Jubilee across the pond. Unfortunately it will barely survive the trans-Atlantic trip. Main concern is rip tides up the Georgia and Carolinian coasts. Along the path there will be some rain (generally helpful) and some gustiness (not bad).

DISCUSSION: Beryl is FINALLY into Georgia with winds of less than 30 mph and moving NNE at a leisurely 2 mph ( or not at all). It is barely across the border and it crossed at 4pm yesterday, 12 hours ago. Beryl is turning to the NE where tomorrow it will accelerate up the east coast through the Carolina and gain some strength. A short wave trough is on its way from the Great Lakes later today and will reintroduce Beryl to the Gulf Stream tomorrow. There it will regain tropical storm strength for a brief time. Yesterday we did experience some very beneficial rain from some outer bands the passed though the area as they spiraled out from the center. Beryl crossed into GA in Hamilton County, almost directly north of Lake City. (Not many cities in Hamilton County, FL, but what there are, I am sure, are very nice :) )

NEXT FORECAST: When the next potential hurricane makes it debut.

Peter Ray

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