The 2024 Hurricane Season

We’re starting this post early this year with the annual tweet from Philip that calls for a very active year with 23 named storms, 11 hurricanes, and 5 major hurricanes. He adds that an “extremely warm tropical Atlantic and likely #LaNina are the primary reasons.”

From the National Hurricane Center, the 2024 Atlantic tropical cyclone names are: Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Francine, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Milton, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie, William. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The Saffir-Simpson scale runs from 75 miles per hour to 200 miles per hour.

Alberto

6/19/2024 at 1500 UTC

Tropical Storm Alberto formed about 185 miles east of Tampico, Mexico, with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west at 9 miles per hour.

Update 6/20/2024 at 1200 UTC

Alberto made landfall near Tampico, Mexico, this morning and continues westward inland. Alberto is located about 25 miles west of Tampico, Mexico, with winds of 45 miles per hour moving west at 13 miles per hour.

Update 6/20/2024 at 2100 UTC – Last

Alberto dissapated and is about 260 miles west of Tampico, Mexico, with winds of 30 miles per hour moving west at 24 miles per hour.

Beryl

6/28/2024 at 0300 UTC

Tropical Storm Beryl formed about 1110 miles east-southeast of Barbados, with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west at 18 miles per hour.

Update 6/29/2024 at 2100 UTC (First Hurricane)

Beryl is developing fast. Beryl strengthened to a Cat 1 hurricane about 720 miles east-southeast of Barbados with winds of 75 miles per hour moving west at 22 miles per hour.

Update 6/30/2024 at 2100 UTC

Beryl strengthened to Cat 4 hurricane about 250 miles southeast of Barbados, with winds of 130 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 18 miles per hour.

Update 7/1/2024 at 2100 UTC

Beryl is about 125 miles northwest of Grenada, with winds of 150 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 21 miles per hour.

Update 7/2/2024 at 2100 UTC

Beryl is about about 125 miles south-southeast of Isla Beata, Dominican Republic, with winds of 155 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 22 miles per hour.

Update 7/3/2024 at 2100 UTC

Beryl is about 65 miles west-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica, with winds of 140 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 20 miles per hour.

Update 7/4/2024 at 2100 UTC

Beryl is about 215 miles east-southeast of Tulum, Mexico, with winds of 110 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 20 miles per hour.

Update 7/5/2024 at 2100 UTC

Beryl weakended to a tropical storm while it was over the Yucatán Peninsula (1800 UTC). Beryl is about 65 miles east-southeast of Progreso, Mexico, with winds of 70 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 15 miles per hour.

Update 7/6/2024 at 2100 UTC

Tropical Storm Beryl is about 385 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, with winds of 60 miles per hour moving northwest at 13 miles per hour.

Update 7/7/2024 at 2100 UTC

Beryl is about 130 miles south-southeast of Matagorda, Texas, with winds of 65 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 12 miles per hour. Beryl is expected to make landfall north of Port Lavaca, Texas, about 2-3 AM Monday 7/8/2024.

Update 7/7/2024 at 0400 UTC

Beryl strengthened to Hurricane about 65 miles south-southeast of Matagorda, Texas, with winds of 75 miles per hour moving north-northwest at 10 miles per hour.

Update 7/8/2024 at 0900 UTC

Beryl made landfall about 0 miles north of Matagorda, Texas, with winds of 80 miles per hour moving north at 12 miles per hour.

Update 7/8/2024 at 1500 UTC

Beryl weakened to Tropical Storm about 20 miles west-northwest of Houston, Texas, with winds of 70 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 13 miles per hour.

Update 7/8/2024 at 2100 UTC

Beryl is about 80 miles south-southeast of Tyler, Texas, with winds of 45 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 16 miles per hour.

Update 7/9/2024 at 0900 UTC – Last

Beryl weakened to a depression about 0000 UTC. Beryl is about 30 miles east-southeast of Tyler, Texas, with winds of 35 miles per hour moving north-northeast at 16 miles per hour.

Chris

6/30/2024 at 0300 UTC

Tropical Storm Chris formed about 105 miles southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico, with winds of 40 miles per hour moving west at 13 miles per hour.

Update 7/1/2024 1500 UTC – Last

Chris weakened to a depression about 1200 UTC then disapated about 1500 UTC. Remnants of Chris are about 60 miles south-southwest of Tuxpan, Mexico, with winds of 35 miles per hour moving west-northwest at 7 miles per hour.

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