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Hurricane Beryl reaches Category 5 strength, continues to rewrite history

2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago Monday, July 01 2024 Jul 1, 2024 July 01, 2024 9:50 PM July 01, 2024 in Weather
Source: The Storm Station

Hurricane Beryl became a Category 5 hurricane on Monday evening with maximum sustained winds at 160 mph. This is the earliest Category 5 storm in the Atlantic since 1851, which replaces the old record of Hurricane Emily from 2005 which became a Category 5 hurricane on July 17th.

This comes after Beryl became the earliest Category 4 storm in the Atlantic Basin on Sunday, beating Hurricane Dennis from 2005 which reached Category 4 strength on July 8th.

Beryl continues to move west into the Caribbean Sea. Fortunately, the storm is forecast to weaken through the week.

This is a developing story. You can find the latest tropical updates in the most recent Storm Station Weather Blog found HERE.

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