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Hurricane Beryl Intermediate Advisory Number 20A
National Weather Service National Hurricane Center Miami Florida AL022024
2:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time Wed Jul 03 2024
  • HURRICANE CONDITIONS ABOUT TO SPREAD INTO JAMAICA AS THE EYE OF BERYL APPROACHES 
  • EYE OF BERYL EXPECTED TO APPROACH THE CAYMAN ISLANDS TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY
SUMMARY OF 2:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time 18:00 Coordinated Universal Time INFORMATION
LOCATION 17.3 North 76.9 West
ABOUT 45 Miles, 70 Kilometers South OF KINGSTON JAMAICA
ABOUT 320 Miles, 515 Kilometers East Southeast OF GRAND CAYMAN
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 140 Miles Per Hour, 225 Kilometers Per Hour
PRESENT MOVEMENT West Northwest OR 285 DEGREES AT 18 Miles Per Hour, 30 Kilometers Per Hour
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 959 Millibar, 28.32 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
  •  The coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from Puerto Costa Maya to Cancun
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for
  • The coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico south of Puerto Costa Maya to Chetumal
  • The coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico north of Cancun to Cabo Catoche
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for
  • South coast of Haiti from the border with the Dominican Republic to Anse d’Hainault
  • The coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico south of Puerto Costa Maya to Chetumal
  • The coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico north of Cancun to Cabo Catoche
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for
  • Coast of Belize from south of Chetumal to Belize City
  • The coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico west of Cabo Catoche to Campeche
  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, including southern Texas, 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 2:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time (18:00 Coordinated Universal Time), the center of Hurricane Beryl was located near latitude 17.3 North, longitude 76.9 West.
  • Beryl is moving toward the west northwest near 18 Miles Per Hour, (30 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 pass near or over Jamaica during the next several hours.
  • After that, the center is expected to pass near or over the Cayman Islands tonight or early Thursday and move over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico Thursday night or early Friday.
  • Maximum sustained winds are near 140 Miles Per Hour, (225 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 during the next several hours 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 latest minimum central pressure estimated from Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft data is 959 Millibar, (28.32 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 about to spread into Jamaica, especially along the southern coast and in the mountainous areas.
  • Tropical storm conditions are spreading across Jamaica at this time, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
  • Wind speeds atop and on the windward sides of hills and mountains are often up to 30 percent stronger than the near surface winds indicated in this advisory, and in some elevated locations could be even greater.
  • 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 expected in the hurricane warning area on the Yucatan Peninsula Thursday night or early Friday morning.
  • Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength by late Thursday, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
  • Hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch area along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula as early as late Thursday.
  • Tropical storm conditions are expected in the tropical storm warning area along the southwestern peninsula of Haiti today, and in the tropical storm warning area of the Yucatan Peninsula by late Thursday.
  • Tropical storm conditions are possible in the tropical storm watch area along portions of the coast of Belize by late Thursday or early Friday, and in the tropical storm watch area along the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula by Friday or Friday night.
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 warning 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 also expected to bring rainfall totals of 4 to 6 inches over the Cayman Islands tonight into Thursday.
  • Over the Yucatan Peninsula into northern Belize, Beryl is expected to produce rainfall totals of 4 to 6 inches with localized amounts of 8 inches late Thursday through Friday.
  • Scattered instances of flash flooding are anticipated.
  • 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, the northern coast of Nicaragua, and the coast of Honduras later today.
  • Swells will also spread toward portions of western Cuba, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the coast of Belize 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 complete advisory at 5:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time.
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Forecaster Beven

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