Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tropical storm warnings issued from Florida to South Carolina

It was a hot, humid, hurricane like day this Memorial Day. Tropical Storm Beryl put a damper on the holiday in Florida. Beryl is the second named storm this year.

The system developed off the coast of South Carolina on Friday night, prompting a tropical storm warning. Hurricane hunter aircraft investigated the storm Sunday evening and reported maximum winds of 70 mph. Forecasters also changed the classification of the system from a subtropical to a tropical storm. It is considered a hurricane when the winds are 74 mph. The storm made landfall in Jacksonville, Florida. We were blessed, this storm brought lots of rain which we needed but not severe for Northern portions of Central Florida, Volusia and Flagler counties in Florida (FOM Mission area). They received 3 to 5 inches of rain, with 1 to 3 inches of rain in the metro Orlando area. No strong winds just rain!

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