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Southeastern USA at Risk for Flash Floods Caused by Tropical Depression Beryl (02L)

32.1N 81.3W

May 30th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression Beryl (02L) - May 29th, 2012

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Track of Tropical Depression Beryl (02L) - May 29th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TD 02L

As of 5 p.m. EDT (2100 UTC) May 29, Tropical Depression Beryl (02L) is located within 20 nautical miles of 31.8°N 82.5°W, about 40 mi (60 km) north of Waycross, Georgia, and about 85 mi (135 km) west-southwest of Savannah, Georgia. Maximum sustained winds are 25 knots (30 mph, 45 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 1005 mbar (hPa; 29.68 InHg), and the system is moving northeast at 7 kt (8 mph, 13 km/h).

After making landfall near Jacksonville Beach, Fla. at 12:10 am EDT early Monday morning, Beryl weakened to a tropical depression later in the day over north Florida and south Florida. However, inland flooding is still a significant danger as rainfall from Beryl drenches previously drought-stricken areas and potentially leading to flash-floods.

A broad swath of 2-5″ of total rainfall is expected to follow generally north and northeast of the path of Beryl through late Wednesday night. Also, any rainbands south of the center of Beryl also have the potential to stall over local areas, dumping over 2″ of rain in an hour.

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