17th Year of "As the Wind Blows" Tropical Storm Observations from Tampa Bay
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Beryl forms off the Coast of the Carolinas
This is the fifth Beryl since coming into the storm rotation in 1982.
The storm was upgraded from a tropical depression Tuesday afternoon.
At 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, the storm was centered about 180 miles (290 kilometers) southeast of Cape Hatteras and was moving toward the north at nearly 6 mph (9 kph), the National Hurricane Center said. A slow turn toward the north-northwest was expected later Tuesday or Wednesday.