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Hurricane Beryl Intermediate Advisory Number 17A
National Weather Service National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022024
800 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time Tue Jul 02 2024
  • BERYL EXPECTED TO BRING LIFE THREATENING WINDS AND STORM SURGE TO JAMAICA ON WEDNESDAY AND THE CAYMAN ISLANDS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY
SUMMARY OF 800 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time 0000 UTC INFORMATION
LOCATION 16.1 North 71.7 West
ABOUT 360 Miles, 580 Kilometers East Southeast OF KINGSTON JAMAICA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 150 Miles Per Hour, 240 Kilometers Per Hour
PRESENT MOVEMENT West Northwest OR 290 DEGREES AT 22 Miles Per Hour, 35 Kilometers Per Hour
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 943 Millibar, 27.85 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
  • The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch for the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula from Chetumal to Cabo Catoche.
  • The government of Belize has issued a Tropical Storm Watch from south of Chetumal to Belize City.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for
  •      Jamaica
  •      Grand Cayman
  •      Little Cayman and Cayman Brac
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for
  •      South coast of Haiti from the border with the Dominican Republic to Anse d’Hainault
  •      East coast of the Yucatan Peninsula from Chetumal to Cabo Catoche
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for
  • South coast of Dominican Republic from Punta Palenque westward to the border with Haiti
  • South coast of Haiti from the border with the Dominican Republic to Anse d’Hainault
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for
  • Coast of Belize from south of Chetumal to Belize City
  1. A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.
  2. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.
  3. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
  4. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.
  5. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical storm force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
  6. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
  7. Interests elsewhere in the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the western Gulf of Mexico should closely monitor the progress of Beryl.
  8. For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
  • At 800 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Beryl was located near latitude 16.1 North, longitude 71.7 West.
  • Beryl is moving toward the west northwest near 22 Miles Per Hour, (35 Kilometers Per Hour), and this general motion should continue through Wednesday, followed by a turn more toward the west Wednesday night or Thursday.
  • On the forecast track, the center of Beryl will move rapidly across the central Caribbean Sea tonight and is forecast to pass near or over Jamaica on Wednesday.
  • The center is expected to pass near or over the Cayman Islands Wednesday night or early Thursday and approach the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico Thursday night.
  • Maximum sustained winds are near 150 Miles Per Hour, (240 Kilometers Per Hour) with higher gusts.
  • Beryl is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
  • Weakening is forecast during the next day or two.
  • However, Beryl is forecast to be at or near major hurricane intensity while it passes near Jamaica on Wednesday and the Cayman Islands on Wednesday night.
  • Additional weakening is expected thereafter, though Beryl is forecast to remain a hurricane in the northwestern Caribbean.
  • Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 Kilometers) from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 Kilometers).
  • The estimated minimum central pressure is 943 Millibar, (27.85 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Beryl can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT2 and WMO header WTNT42 KNHC.
WIND:  
  • Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the coast of Jamaica within the warning area on Wednesday.
  • Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength early on Wednesday, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
  • Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the Cayman Islands Wednesday night or early Thursday.
  • Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength on Wednesday, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
  • Hurricane conditions are possible along portions of the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula by late Thursday.
  • Tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area along the south coast of Hispaniola tonight.
  • Tropical storm conditions are possible along portions of the coast of Belize by late Thursday or early Friday.
STORM SURGE:  
  • Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 5 to 8 feet above normal tide levels in areas of onshore winds along the immediate coast of Jamaica.
  • Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels in areas of onshore winds along the immediate coast of the Cayman Islands.
  • Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 1 to 3 feet above ground level in areas of onshore winds along the southern coast of Hispaniola.
  • Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.
RAINFALL:  
  • Hurricane Beryl is expected to produce rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches, with localized maxima of 12 inches, across Jamaica and southwestern Haitian Peninsula through late Wednesday.
  • Beryl will also produce rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches with isolated amounts of 10 inches across Barahona Peninsula in southwest Dominican Republic.
  • Isolated totals of 6 inches or more are also anticipated across the mountainous terrain in the central Dominican Republic.
  • This rainfall is likely to cause flash flooding and mudslides.
  • Beryl is also expected to produce rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches with localized maxima of 6 inches over the Cayman Islands Wednesday into Thursday.
  • For a complete depiction of forecast rainfall and flash flooding associated with Hurricane Beryl, please see the National Weather Service Storm Total Rainfall Graphic, available at

hurricanes.gov/graphics_at2.shtml?rainqpf

SURF:  
  • Large swells generated by Beryl will continue across the Windward and southern Leeward Islands during the next day or so.
  • Swells will impact the southern coasts of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola, and begin affecting Jamaica and the Cayman Islands through midweek.
  • These swells are expected to cause life threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.
NEXT ADVISORY
Next complete advisory at 1100 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time.
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Forecaster Pasch/Hagen

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