As of 1 p.m. Saturday, Beryl was located at 12.4 North, 51.9 West, or about 665 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles.
The storm is expected to become a tropical depression by the first of the week, according to the NHC. Last year, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria helped rack up storm losses totaling more than $200 billion, the most ever. “We’re not expecting anything from Beryl right now”.
Rossello encouraged residents living in homes with roofs covered by blue tarps to find refuge in shelters or family members’ homes.
“Beryl is a tiny tropical storm”.
An Air Force reconnaissance plane was now approaching the depression as of 11 a.m.
Still, the little swirl gained enough wind speed on Thursday to acquire the name Beryl. Here is a look at the discussion from the National Hurricane Center. Storm force winds extend just 35 miles from Beryl’s center.
A second tropical wave has developed in the eastern Atlantic several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, off Africa’s west coast.
The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories about Beryl and the as-yet unnamed system Friday morning.
The center determined the intensity of the storm to be 45 knots, but added “there is a lot of uncertainty in this estimate”. Klotzbach and his team are the go-to forecasters for hurricanes and have a better-than-average record for storm forecasting. Both are in Canada. The Atlantic season typically peaks between late August and September, however late season storms are not uncommon.
This will give Beryl a rather short lifespan over the next few days and limits any significant threats for the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico, despite the fact it is strengthening in the short term. Gabriel Lojero, a forecaster for the National Weather Service in San Juan, also warned that the storm is expected to dump up to 4 inches of rain and could unleash landslides. At least five people died in incidents related to that storm.