Hurricane Beryl shows signs of active storm season (includes video story)

In just 24 hours, Tropical Depression Beryl went from a minor threat to a major storm on Sunday and Monday morning.

Beryl became the second named storm of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane season as it tracked towards Barbados and parts of the Caribbean. The storm reached category four status over the weekend, becoming the strongest storm ever recorded in June. 

With hurricane-prone areas like Miami, the storm may indicate a larger threat this year. NOAA Director Dr. Michael Brennan says that this system shows signs of a very active Hurricane season, perhaps the most since 2020. 

“It’s certainly an indication that conditions are lining up to be favorable across the basin,” said Brennan. “NOAA is forecasting an above-average season.”

Beryl weakened to a category three as it stormed through the islands. 

Kenneth Bueno is a junior majoring in the Digital Broadcasting field. He is a sim racing commentator for Podium eSports and aims to apply his love for sports into the sports broadcasting industry after graduating.