First Hurricane Of The Season Forms In Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Depression Beryl is seen in this NASA handout satellite image dated

Tropical Depression Beryl is seen in this NASA handout satellite image dated

Showers and thunderstorms are increasing in association with a well-defined, low-pressure system located a few hundred miles southeast of the North Carolina coast.

Tropical storm Beryl strengthened over-night into Hurricane Beryl in the Atlantic Ocean. At 5 a.m. forecaster said the storm reached 75 miles per hour (120 kph). Some additional strengthening is forecast today.

Alberto was the first named storm of the season when it formed south of the Gulf of Mexico, but the subtropical storm never reached hurricane strength.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 995 mb. Beryl is then forecast to possibly fall apart in the eastern Caribbean Sea as it encounters unfavorable conditions early next week. "However, at this time the only impacts expected would be an enhanced rip current threat".

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"Just make sure your general hurricane season preparations are complete", said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams on Friday.

Beryl is the easternmost hurricane to form from an African wave in August on record, according to University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy.

The community is also urged by Romeo-Marlin to monitor information from the Meteorological Department and the Department of Communication to stay informed about the storm's path.

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