May 27 2012

 

 

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Tropical Storm Beryl has almost broken every rule relating to tropical storms. First forming off the East coast in May, then heading southwest instead of northeast and finally heading directly west into Jacksonville, Florida. The storm has become strongly than expected with wind gusts now up to 75 mph. As of 5PM, the storm was about 50 miles off shore and moving 10 mph toward the Northern Florida city.

The winds are already blowing up to 55 mph on shore. The area has been suffering extreme drought and the tropical rains could actually be beneficial to the area.