TS Beryl stays offshore

Tropical Storm Beryl continued its trek up the eastern seaboard Thursday.

BY HEATHER MOYER | BALTIMORE | July 20, 2006


Tropical Storm Beryl continued its trek up the eastern seaboard Thursday, staying far enough offshore to cause few problems.

The storm was drifting off the coast of New Jersey and New York Thursday, prompting tropical storm warnings all along the coast up to Cape Cod, Mass. National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasters say Beryl strengthened a little during its move up the coast, with its maximum sustained winds at or around 60 miles per hour.

Those winds extend outwards up to 140 miles, said forecasters in an NHC public advisory. With Beryl currently only about 170 miles southeast of New York City and 240 miles southwest of Nantucket, Mass., officials are keeping a close eye on the storm. Storm tides of one to three feet above normal are possible in the warning areas as well.

Beach-goers are still being warned of dangerous rip currents caused by the storm.

Beryl is moving northeast at nine miles per hour and is expected to pick up speed later Thursday. The NHC's predicted path for Tropical Storm Beryl shows it possibly moving over southeastern Rhode Island and Massachusetts early Friday.

Beryl, the second named storm of the 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season, formed late Tuesday off the coast of North Carolina.


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