Hurricane Beryl

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I hope everyone is doing well and did not receive much if any damage. Thank you all for the amazing conversation and support during this storm. I know hundreds if not thousands of people browse these forums looking for additional information and so many people stepped up providing wonderful analysis.
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Andrew wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:59 pm I hope everyone is doing well and did not receive much if any damage. Thank you all for the amazing conversation and support during this storm. I know hundreds if not thousands of people browse these forums looking for additional information and so many people stepped up providing wonderful analysis.
As one of those thousands that have that browse this forum, I want to also give thanks to all of the great posters here.

The information I read here helped us prep as best we could days ahead of time, based on the discussions about a possible north shift in the track. This place is wonderful. Thank you!
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I wonder if they might upgrade Beryl to high end Category 1 to even Category 2 hurricane.
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Ptarmigan wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:43 pm I wonder if they might upgrade Beryl to high end Category 1 to even Category 2 hurricane.
I’m wondering that myself. She was a hell of a storm for a Cat 1. I’ve never seen such widespread damage. It was incredible, but maybe that’s cuz most of SETX was on the dirty side?
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Cpv17 wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 12:19 am
Ptarmigan wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 10:43 pm I wonder if they might upgrade Beryl to high end Category 1 to even Category 2 hurricane.
I’m wondering that myself. She was a hell of a storm for a Cat 1. I’ve never seen such widespread damage. It was incredible, but maybe that’s cuz most of SETX was on the dirty side?
she was rapidly intensifying as she was coming ashore.....it was the reason her sustained winds took so long to abate. The momentum she had with her winds took a while to be stunted.
Exact reason why it's "better" to have an actively weakening storm that may be a higher Category compared to a strengthening one.
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My weather friend Josh - icyclone sums it up very well. Here is his FB post regarding Beryl:

A lot of folks in Metro Houston—including members of this page—seem genuinely shocked by the big impact Cat-1 Hurricane BERYL had on the city. Several folks have said it seemed worse than Cat-2 IKE back in 2008.

And you know what? In Houston *specifically*, BERYL actually might have been stronger than IKE. That's because BERYL aimed perfectly to inflict maximum impact on the city. The hurricane's center passed just to the W, so that the strongest part of the hurricane—what we call the "right-front quad"—passed right over the city, as shown in this radar shot from 8:30 am Monday.

This explains why it was so damaging in Houston, and why both of the city's airports measured gusts well over hurricane force. Y'all got right-front quadded, to put it in chaserspeak.

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Beryl rainfall amounts, i received around 8 inches here in Bay City.

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don wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 5:08 pm Beryl rainfall amounts, i received around 8 inches here in Bay City.


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Spot on. I received a hair shy of 7” for Beryl in League City just west of 45
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Katdaddy wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 5:04 pm My weather friend Josh - icyclone sums it up very well. Here is his FB post regarding Beryl:

A lot of folks in Metro Houston—including members of this page—seem genuinely shocked by the big impact Cat-1 Hurricane BERYL had on the city. Several folks have said it seemed worse than Cat-2 IKE back in 2008.

And you know what? In Houston *specifically*, BERYL actually might have been stronger than IKE. That's because BERYL aimed perfectly to inflict maximum impact on the city. The hurricane's center passed just to the W, so that the strongest part of the hurricane—what we call the "right-front quad"—passed right over the city, as shown in this radar shot from 8:30 am Monday.

This explains why it was so damaging in Houston, and why both of the city's airports measured gusts well over hurricane force. Y'all got right-front quadded, to put it in chaserspeak.

LESSON: It ain't just how strong the hurricane is—it's how it aims.
Also, Beryl maintained her intensity much farther inland. Beryl and Ike both rode up I-45. Beryl cause stronger winds in CLL and far more rain. NE 35-40 G60 for hours was impressive.
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