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Tracking Hurricane Beryl

In the past 48 hours we have watched tropical Storm Beryl transition into a category four hurricane with winds sustained up to 150 mph.

Beryl is setting records as the strongest early season hurricane seen.

This hurricane is currently moving to the west at 21 mph and will remain a category four hurricane for at least another 24 hours.

As Beryl approaches the Jamaican Islands, it is expected to lose some strength to a category 2 hurricane. Even though it will weaken it won't be far off of the standards of a major hurricane which categorizes anything as a category three or higher.

Meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center continue to monitor its forecasted path to keep an eye for any changes that could lead it more towards the Gulf of Mexico.

This is the second named storm of the year behind Tropical Storm Alberto which resulted in three peoples deaths in Mexico last month.

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Chance Gotsch

Chance Gotsch grew up just south of St. Louis and moved to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri to pursue a degree in Atmospheric Sciences.

His interest in weather begin as a child when he used to be afraid of storms.

Chance joined the ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team in February 2021. He is currently the weekday noon meteorologist.


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