South Georgia farmers are disappointed by rain resulting from Tropical Depression Beryl.
Article and image from WALB News 10:
MIAMI (AP) – Tropical Depression Beryl is heading back toward the ocean as it brings rain to South Carolina. The depression’s maximum sustained winds increased early Wednesday to near 35 mph. Additional strengthening is expected and the U.S. National Hurricane Center says Beryl could regain tropical storm strength later in the day.
South Georgia farmers hoped that Beryl would give their crops a good soaking, helping replenish ground water and ponds after high temperatures and drought. Widespread heavy rain falls did not happen though; WALB studios only measured 13/100ths of an inch of rain from Beryl.
But Beryl is expected to dump up to 6 inches of rain, with isolated amounts of 8 inches, in northeastern South Carolina and eastern North Carolina. The depression is centered about 25 miles north-northeast of Charleston, S.C., and is moving east-northeast near 14 mph. On that track, forecasters say the depression’s expected to skim along the South Carolina coast before moving back over the Atlantic.
To read more, visit http://www.walb.com/story/18655613/beryl-heads-back-to-sea-leaves-scant-rain-for-ga.
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