TS Beryl Still Impacting NC Coast; Expected to Move Offshore Later Today
Beryl is expected to lose its tropical characteristics and transition into a post-tropical system as it emerges back into the open Atlantic later today. Over the past 24 hours, tropical depression Beryl has been moving slowly to the northeast through southeastern Georgia and coastal South Carolina.
At 11 am EST, Wednesday, May 30, Beryl was at latitude 34.2N, longitude 78.0W, near Wilmington, North Carolina. Maximum winds are 35 mph, and only a slight increase in the maximum wind is forecast. Beryl is embedded in the mid-latitude westerlies, and is moving at 20 mph as it accelerates to the northeast. The forecast track has the center of Beryl moving along, or just offshore, the coast of southeastern North Carolina.
Tropical Storm Beryl Potential Storm Track - May 30, 2012
Source: National Hurricane Center (NHC)
Isolated wind gusts to tropical storm force (>38 mph) are possible along the coast of North Carolina. Rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are possible in eastern North Carolina and extreme southeastern Virginia, with isolated amounts of up to 6 inches possible.
EQECAT will continue to monitor this event.
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