Concerned about what happens next

Published on July 9th, 2024

Beryl has smashed all expectations of what an early season hurricane could become, and it has experts concerned for what could be coming next.

Typically, early season storms aren’t indicative of what’s to come later in the season because the necessary atmospheric conditions for powerful storms aren’t yet in place. But Beryl broke the mold.

“Normally, early-season storm activity doesn’t tell us much about what is going to happen the rest of the time,” Phil Klotzbach, a hurricane expert and research scientist at Colorado State University, told CNN. “But when storms are strong in the tropical Atlantic and eastern Caribbean, it tends to be a harbinger of a very busy season.” – Full report

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