Live Blog: Beryl On Land

May 29, 2012; 7:36 PM
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Below are the latest reports, observations, and damage associated with Beryl, as of Monday morning:

- 4:05 P.M. Monday: Beryl total rainfall has reached 3.59 inches in Jacksonville and 3.31 inches in Keystone Heights, Fla. Gainesville, Fla. has picked up 1.82 inches of rain thus far with 2.24 inches at Daytona Beach, Fla.

- 3:03 P.M. Monday: A couple of tornadoes may have briefly touched down near Port Saint Lucie, Fla. causing damage to homes and downing trees and power lines.

- 11:22 A.M. Monday: What's Next for Beryl?

- 10:48 A.M. Monday: Beryl has weakened below tropical storm status, but will continue as a tropical rainstorm through the middle of the week.

- 9:56 A.M. Monday: Live cameras in Savannah, waiting for Beryl's arrival

- 8:38 A.M. Monday: Drenching rain continued to fall on some hard-hit drought areas and will continue to do so into the middle of the week in the Southeast U.S.

- 8:36 A.M. Monday: Photos from the aftermath of the storm

- 7:57 A.M. Monday: Beryl rainfall totals, tweeted by AccuWeather met Marc Mancuso: Keystone Heights FL (42J) 3.05" JAX Intl airport: 2.14"

- 6:00 A.M. Monday: Reports of up to 18,000 without power in the Jacksonville, Fla. area.

- 5:02 A.M. Monday: Radar rainfall estimates of 3-4 inches in some areas of northern Florida.

- 5:00 A.M. Monday: Beryl has weakened with maximum sustained winds now only 50 mph.

- 2:50 A.M. Monday: Reports of trees and power lines down in Harrietts Bluff, Ga.

- 2:17 A.M. Monday: Winds in Jacksonville, Fla., gusting between 35-50 mph last few hours.

- 12:50 A.M. Monday: Reports of rough surf around 6 feet and water up to the dune line at Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

- 12:30 A.M. Monday: Strong winds estimated near 65 mph in Harrietts Bluff, Ga. Reports of pine trees and large branches blown down.

- 12:20 A.M. Monday: A tree has fallen on a house in Kingsland, Ga. No injuries were reported.

- 12:10 A.M. Monday: Beryl makes landfall near Jacksonville Beach, Fla., with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Beryl is the 1st tropical storm to make landfall in the U.S. in May since Arlene in 1959.

- 11:37 P.M. Sunday: A wind gust of 39 mph was recorded at Savannah Airport in Georgia.

- 8:17 P.M. Sunday: Beryl is now within 40 miles of the Florida Coastline. The strongest winds as it moves ashore will be from the coast of the GA/FL border southward to St. Augustine. The main rain band from Beryl has now moved ashore and is affecting areas from coastal Georgia down to just north of Daytona Beach, FL

- 8:00 P.M. Sunday: Sustained 70 mph winds reported 75 mi E of Jacksonville Fla, 95 mi SE of Brunswick Georgia.

- 7:48 P.M. Sunday: Beryl's eyewall is about to hit the coast of Florida. The worst of the storm will be hitting in about 30 minutes.

-7:30 P.M. Sunday: Current wind gusts from two Jacksonville Airports are 46 and 41 mph. Both are considered tropical storms force winds.

-3:41 P.M. Sunday: A wind gust of 59 mph was recorded at a Buoy east-northeast of St. Augustine, Fla. Maximum sustained winds were recorded at 45 mph.

-3:15 P.M. Sunday: Jacksonville Beach Pier reported sustained winds at 35 mph and gusts to 55 mph.

-3:13 P.M. Sunday: Trees reported down on power lines near Palm Coast, Fla.

-3:09 P.M. Sunday: Trees reported down on Johns Island in Charleston County, S.C.

-2:00 P.M. Sunday: Trees reported to have been blown down in Savannah, Ga., and in Thunderbolt, Ga. Power was also out in parts of Thunderbolt.


Tropical Storm Beryl is bearing down on northern Florida and southern Georgia early this morning. The storm made landfall just after midnight EDT near Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

Rain bands and a few gusty thunderstorms are rumbling across the northern part of Florida and southern Georgia at the present time, and the rain will only increase in coverage today.

Along with the rain and gusty winds, many beaches along the coast are being impacted with special restrictions and rough surf. On Saturday, eight individuals were rescued from surf in Talbot Island, Fla. and 48 rip current rescues were reported near Tybee Island, Ga.

Tropical storm conditions will continue to move onshore over northeastern Florida and southeastern Georgia today. A few wind gusts to hurricane force will even be possible over parts of this region.

A combination of a minor storm surge and high tide will raise water levels by 1 to 3 feet across portions of South Carolina, Georgia and northern Florida, mainly along and north of the center of circulation.

Dangerous surf conditions along with strong rip currents can be expected along the Southeast coast into early this week. With many people on vacation for the holiday weekend, it is important to keep up-to-date on the latest advisories and restrictions.

As a precaution, the pier at St. Augustine Beach, Fla., is closed and their Memorial Day events have been cancelled.

In Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday's jazz festival and Memorial Day ceremony were cancelled. Workers are clearing tree limbs and debris that could be tossed around in Beryl's high winds.

Additonally, the U.S. Coast Guard raised the port conditions in northeastern Florida, meaning that facilities from Ponce De Leon inlet to New Smyrna beach and Fernandina beach should remove potential flying debris, hazardous materials and oil pollution hazards from dockside areas.

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