Hurricane Season 2018

Hurricane Headlines

Severe Weather Warning
Severe Weather Warning

July 11, 2018

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 3:15 PM until 5:15 PM WEDNESDAY 11TH JULY 2018...

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Tiny Hurricane Beryl Intensifying, May Reach Lesser Antilles as a Hurricane Late Sunday or Monday
Tiny Hurricane Beryl Intensifying, May Reach Lesser Antilles as a Hurricane Late Sunday or Monday

July 06, 2018

In less than a day, Beryl went from an area of interest to the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season...This tiny hurricane may strengthen a tad more into Saturday...

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A Familiar Walk: Hurricane Preparedness 2018

June 26, 2018

With the daunting news of an active 2018 hurricane season looming over a still healing Caribbean, A Familiar Walk's annual hurricane preparedness program is reminding people of the importance of being prepared for an active Atlantic hurricane season, one possibly fraught with strong storms...

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Severe Weather Warning
Severe Weather Warning

June 13, 2018

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 3:30PM EDT UNTIL 5:30PM WEDNESDAY 13TH JUNE 2018...

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

June 13, 2018

Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 PM EDT Wed Jun 13 2018 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the northwestern Caribbean Sea are associated with a surface trough...

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More Hurricane News

Post-Tropical Cyclone Beryl Graphics

July 15, 2018

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:35:27 GMT



Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:35:27 GMT

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Post-Tropical Cyclone Beryl Forecast Discussion Number 22

July 15, 2018

Issued at 1100 PM AST Sun Jul 15 2018

295
WTNT42 KNHC 160234
TCDAT2

Post-Tropical Cyclone Beryl Discussion Number 22
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

AL022018
1100 PM AST Sun Jul 15 2018

Dry air and shear has prevented the redevelopment of deep convection
for more than 12 hours, and what little convection Beryl had early
this morning was not very organized. As a result, the system has
become post-tropical and this will be the final NHC advisory. The
initial intensity of 30 kt is based on a satellite intensity
estimate of 25-30 kt from TAFB. Beryl is forecast to remain over
marginally warm SSTs in the Gulf Stream overnight, but shear and dry
air are expected to prevent organized deep convection from
returning. After that time, the remnant low will be moving over
much colder ...

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Post-Tropical Cyclone Beryl Public Advisory Number 22

July 15, 2018

Issued at 1100 PM AST Sun Jul 15 2018

530
WTNT32 KNHC 160233
TCPAT2

BULLETIN
Post-Tropical Cyclone Beryl Advisory Number 22
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

AL022018
1100 PM AST Sun Jul 15 2018

...BERYL BECOMES A REMNANT LOW...
...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY...

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...38.6N 62.4W
ABOUT 455 MI...735 KM NNE OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 420 MI...675 KM S OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 65 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1011 MB...29.86 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
----------------------
At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the c...

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Summary for Post-Tropical Cyclone Beryl (AT2/AL022018)

July 15, 2018

...BERYL BECOMES A REMNANT LOW... ...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY...
As of 11:00 PM AST Sun Jul 15
the center of Beryl was located near 38.6, -62.4
with movement ENE at 13 mph.
The minimum central pressure was 1011 mb
with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.

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Post-Tropical Cyclone Beryl Forecast Advisory Number 22

July 15, 2018

Issued at 0300 UTC MON JUL 16 2018

140
WTNT22 KNHC 160233
TCMAT2

POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE BERYL FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 22
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

AL022018
0300 UTC MON JUL 16 2018

THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 38.6N 62.4W AT 16/0300Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 15 NM

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST OR 65 DEGREES AT 11 KT

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1011 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT.
12 FT SEAS.. 90NE 90SE 60SW

0NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 38.6N 62.4W AT 16/0300Z
AT 16/0000Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 38.3N 63.1W

FORECAST VALID 1...

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

July 15, 2018

115

ABNT20 KNHC 152312

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 PM EDT Sun Jul 15 2018

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Subtropical

Storm Beryl, located several hundred miles north of Bermuda.

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected for the next five days.

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Forecaster Brown

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Subtropical Storm Beryl Graphics

July 15, 2018

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:36:09 GMT



Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:36:09 GMT

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Subtropical Storm Beryl Forecast Discussion Number 21

July 15, 2018

Issued at 500 PM AST Sun Jul 15 2018

763
WTNT42 KNHC 152034
TCDAT2

Subtropical Storm Beryl Discussion Number 21
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

AL022018
500 PM AST Sun Jul 15 2018

Beryl is less organized than 24 h ago, with the cyclone currently
comprised of a swirl of low- to mid-level clouds and occasional
puffs of convection in the southeastern quadrant. The low-level
center has also become completely detached from a large-scale cloud
band farther to the east. The initial intensity of 35 kt is based
mainly on earlier scatterometer data, and this data was also used to
revise the initial wind radii.

Beryl has been moving slowly eastward most of the day. However, the
last few satellite images suggest a more northward motion is
beginning, so the initial motion is an uncerta...

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Subtropical Storm Beryl Forecast Advisory Number 21

July 15, 2018

Issued at 2100 UTC SUN JUL 15 2018

255
WTNT22 KNHC 152034
TCMAT2

SUBTROPICAL STORM BERYL FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 21
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

AL022018
2100 UTC SUN JUL 15 2018

THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

SUBTROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 38.2N 63.8W AT 15/2100Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 15 NM

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST OR 75 DEGREES AT

5 KT

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1010 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT.
34 KT....... 0NE 40SE 30SW

0NW.
12 FT SEAS.. 90NE 90SE

0SW

0NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 38.2N 63.8W AT 15/2100Z
AT 15/1800Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 38.0...

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Subtropical Storm Beryl Public Advisory Number 21

July 15, 2018

Issued at 500 PM AST Sun Jul 15 2018

254
WTNT32 KNHC 152034
TCPAT2

BULLETIN
Subtropical Storm Beryl Advisory Number 21
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

AL022018
500 PM AST Sun Jul 15 2018

...BERYL MOVING A LITTLE FASTER...
...EXPECTED TO BECOME A REMNANT LOW LATE TONIGHT OR MONDAY...

SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...38.2N 63.8W
ABOUT 410 MI...660 KM N OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 440 MI...710 KM S OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 75 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1010 MB...29.83 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
----------------------
At 500 PM AST...

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Preparing your home | Hurricane Season 2018



Tips on preparing your home for a storm

  • Clear away any debris in your yard and bring any loose items such as patio furniture inside or anchor them securely

  • Trim trees

  • Repair any leaks or damaged areas of your roof

  • Clean your gutters and clear any drains

  • Prepare shutters or plywood to cover all windows

  • Prepare sandbags for use at entryways to help keep out potential floodwater

  • Clean out your freezer and refrigerator removing all perishable items. Turn the refrigerator on MAXIMUM COLD and open as little as possible

  • Close and secure all propane tanks

  • Fill your tub and other bottles with tap water for bathing and general use


Checklist | Hurricane Season 2018




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The Saffir-Simpson Scale

The Saffir-Simpson Scale is the scale used to measure the intensity of hurricanes. It has 5 categories with a category 5 being the strongest and most destructive marked by sustained winds exceeding 157mph.

Saffir-Simpson Scale | Hurricane Season 2017

Category 1 - Sustained winds 74-95mph
Very dangerous winds will produce some damage: Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches of trees will snap and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled. Extensive damage to power lines and poles likely will result in power outages that could last a few to several days.

Category 2 - Sustained winds 96-110mph
Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage: Well-constructed frame homes could sustain major roof and siding damage. Many shallowly rooted trees will be snapped or uprooted and block numerous roads. Near-total power loss is expected with outages that could last from several days to weeks.

Category 3 - Sustained winds 111-129mph
Devastating damage will occur: Well-built framed homes may incur major damage or removal of roof decking and gable ends. Many trees will be snapped or uprooted, blocking numerous roads. Electricity and water will be unavailable for several days to weeks after the storm passes.

Category 4 - Sustained winds 130-156mph
Catastrophic damage will occur: Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.

Category 5 - Sustained winds 157mph+
Catastrophic damage will occur: A high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.


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