Tropical Storm Beryl Forms in the Atlantic – VoIP Hurricane Net Activation Likely Early Monday Morning for the Caribbean Islands

Hello to all…

Tropical Storm Beryl formed in the Atlantic late Friday Evening and is expected to intensify into a hurricane threatening the Caribbean Islands late Sunday Night into Monday. A Hurricane Watch is now in effect for Barbados. The VoIP Hurricane Net will likely activate early Monday Morning for Beryl and impacts to the Caribbean Islands. Additional VoIP Hurricane Net activations are likely later in the week depending on Beryl’s track towards other islands in the Caribbean Sea. Advisories on Beryl can be seen off the Atlantic Tropical Products menu of the web site, via our VoIPWXNet Facebook and Twitter social media feeds or via the National Hurricane Center web site at the following link:

Elsewhere in the tropics, in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic, an area of low pressure several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands has a low chance 20% for development in 48 hours and a medium chance 60% for development over the next 7 days. This will bear watching as it will have plenty of warm water and potentially conducive conditions for development as this system is behind Beryl by a considerable distance.

An area of disturbed weather in the Northwest Caribbean Sea will move into the Southwest Gulf of Mexico and has a medium chance (40%) for development. At this time, even if the system develops, it is not expected to intensify into a hurricane.

The Atlantic Tropics are quite active inline with seasonal forecasts. All Amateur Radio Operators along coastal areas of the Atlantic should use this time to prepare for eventualities the hurricane season will bring. Updates on VoIP Hurricane Net Activation for Beryl for the Monday timeframe will be posted to the email list on Sunday and updated on tonight’s VoIP Hurricane Prep Net at 800 PM EDT. Thanks to all for their continued support of the VoIP Hurricane Net!

Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net