Beryl is the 2nd storm of the 2012 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season. It was born on Friday, May 25th as a subtropical storm off the SE coast of the United States. It was subtropical because it was affiliated with a cold core low pressure (like an extratropical or non-tropical low), and it had an asymetrical look as its storms & maximum winds were displaced well away from its center of circulation.
On Sunday, May 27th, Beryl moisted up as it became more warm-cored like that of a tropical system...and its storms & max winds filled in around its center leading to it transitioning completely into a tropical storm.
Tropical Storm Beryl made landfall late Sunday night (5/27) at about 11:10pm (CDT) as a strong tropical storm with max winds of 70mph. It moved ashore near Jacksonville Beach.
After bringing wind, rain, and possible isolated tornadoes to parts of Northern Florida & Southern Georgia...Beryl will recurve & move back out to sea into the the Western Atlantic.
***Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1st. Within the past 100 years, there hasn't been a time when TWO preseason storms formed. The last time this happened was about 114 years ago...back in 1908.
Meteorologist Deitra Tate