Tiny Beryl becomes a hurricane

Tiny Beryl becomes a hurricane

Early Friday, Beryl was upgraded to a hurricane, making it the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season. The storm is not expected to pose a threat to New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana. While they have projected top winds to be 85 miles per hour, forecasters have repeatedly warned that they are far less confidant about forecasting such a small, unpredictable storm.

The National Weather Service offices in North Carolina were keeping an eye on the system on Friday as well.

Hurricane Beryl is a compact category 1 storm, churning at 75 miles per hour. It's now expected to be a hurricane as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.

However, according to the National Hurricane Center, its status could be short-lived once it encounters wind shear this weekend.

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With tropical-storm-force winds extending out to 35 miles from the center of circulation and hurricane-force winds extending only ten miles out, Beryl is very compact.

Beryl's size was still small and there was much uncertainty in predicting the hurricane's intensity because of its size, the agency said. Details on how strong the winds could be at that point are yet to be determined, but showers and storms will likely become more common along the coast as we head toward the middle of the week. "Rapid changes in intensity, both up and down, that are hard to predict are possible during the next couple days".

Earlier this week, the tropical meteorology research team at Colorado State University (CSU) Department of Atmospheric Sciences made adjustments to the original Atlantic Hurricane season forecast released back in early April.

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