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Sub-Tropical Storm Beryl

Sub-Tropical Storm BerylPosition: 32.5N 74.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1001 mb ↓.

Currently about 305 miles [490 km] East of Charleston, South Carolina.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast from the Volusia-Brevard County line in Florida northward to Edisto Beach, South Carolina.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast from Edisto Beach northward to the Santee River in South Carolina.

This storm has been attempting to organize for days, but has been suppressed by 40-50 knot wind shear. That shear accounts for the designation ‘sub-tropical’ rather than just tropical. The shear is weakening, and the storm should be able to transition to the standard tropical form.

If the tracking forecast holds, it should come ashore around Jacksonville, Florida Sunday night. The area could use the rain.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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