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BULLETIN
Hurricane Beryl Advisory Number 19
National Weather Service National Hurricane Center Miami Florida AL022024
5:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time Wed Jul 03 2024

  • CORE OF DANGEROUS HURRICANE BERYL EXPECTED TO IMPACT JAMAICA
    MIDDAY BRINGING LIFE-THREATENING WINDS AND STORM SURGE
    EXPECTED TO APPROACH THE CAYMAN ISLANDS TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY

SUMMARY OF 5:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 09:00 Coordinated Universal Time, INFORMATION

LOCATION, 16.6 North 74.4 West
ABOUT 185 Miles, 300 Kilometers East Southeast OF KINGSTON JAMAICA
ABOUT 485 Miles, 780 Kilometers East Southeast OF GRAND CAYMAN
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS, 145 Miles Per Hour, 230 Kilometers Per Hour
PRESENT MOVEMENT, WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 20 Miles Per Hour, 31 Kilometers Per Hour
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE, 946 MB, 27.94 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

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, generally within 48 hours.
  5. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
  6. Interests elsewhere in the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the western Gulf of Mexico should closely monitor the progress of Beryl.
  7. For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

  • At 5:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time (09:00 Coordinated Universal Time), the eye of Hurricane Beryl was located near latitude 16.6 North, longitude 74.4 West.
  • Beryl is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 Miles Per Hour (31 Kilometers Per Hour), and this general motion should continue through today, followed by a turn more toward the west tonight or Thursday.
  • On the forecast track, the center of Beryl will move rapidly across the central Caribbean Sea and is forecast to pass near or over Jamaica later today.
  • The center is expected to pass near or over the Cayman Islands tonight or early Thursday and move over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico early Friday.
  • Maximum sustained winds are near 145 Miles Per Hour (230 Kilometers Per Hour) with higher gusts.
  • Beryl is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
  • Some 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 later today and the Cayman Islands tonight or early Thursday.
  • Additional weakening is expected thereafter, though Beryl is forecast to remain a hurricane in the northwestern Caribbean.
  • Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 Kilometers) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 Kilometers).
  • The estimated minimum central pressure is 946 mb (27.94 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 around midday.
  • Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength later this morning, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
  • Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the Cayman Islands tonight or early Thursday.
    Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength late this afternoon, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
  • Hurricane conditions are possible along portions of the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula as early as late Thursday.
  • Tropical storm conditions are expected in the warning area along the south coast of Hispaniola today.
  • 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 6 to 9 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.
  • Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 3 to 5 feet above ground level in areas of onshore winds along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula within the hurricane watch area.
  • Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

RAINFALL:

  • Beryl is expected to produce rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches, with localized amounts of 12 inches, across Jamaica through this evening along with additional rainfall of 4 to 6 inches over the Tiburon Peninsula of Haiti.
  • This heavy rainfall is expected to cause life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides.
    Beryl is expected to produce rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches with localized maxima of 6 inches over the Cayman Islands tonight into Thursday.
  • Over the Yucatan Peninsula into northern Belize, Beryl is expected to produce rainfall totals of 2 to 6 inches with localized amounts of 8 inches, along with at least localized flash flooding, late Thursday through Friday.
  • 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 are impacting the southern coasts of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and Jamaica and are expected to impact the Cayman Islands later today through midweek.
  • Swell will continue to affect the Windward and Leeward Islands during the next day or so.
  • These swells are expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
  • Please consult products from your local weather office.

NEXT ADVISORY

Next intermediate advisory at 8:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time.
Next complete advisory at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time.

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Forecaster Bucci/Blake

Originally Posted at:
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER and CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER
At The NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

By NHC