Hurricane Beryl Threatens Lesser Antilles

NOAA Satellite image Hurricane Beryl

Beryl has deepened to hurricane strength over the tropical North Atlantic.  Beryl is a compact hurricane that had a pinhole eye with max winds of about 70 knots and is moving westward at about 13 knots. Beryl’s wind field is very small with hurricane force winds extending outward only 10 nm to the northeast and damaging 50 knot winds only 10 nm to the south and 15 nm to the north.

Current thinking is that it is likely that Beryl will maintain hurricane strength when it reaches the Lesser Antilles between 48 and 72 hours.

NHC Forecast Track Hurricane Beryl

About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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