Beryl Makes Landfall in Fla., Dampens Holiday Plans

"Tropical Storm Beryl threatened to snarl traffic on Memorial Day as it brought drenching rain, winds and the possibility of flooding to the southeastern U.S. coast.

The storm made landfall in Florida early Monday near Jacksonville Beach around 12:10 a.m. ET with near-hurricane-strength winds of 70 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

NBC News reported that made Beryl the strongest May tropical cyclone to hit the U.S. since a hurricane that hit the Outer Banks of North Carolina with winds of 75 mph on May 29, 1908. However, that fact speaks more to the scarcity of tropical activity in May as opposed to Beryl's strength."

MSNBC had the story from staff, networks, and wires May 28, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Tropical Storm Beryl Could Snarl Holiday Traffic" (AP)

"Beryl Weakens, But Still Whips Northwest Florida and Southern Georgia" (CNN)

"Bud Dumps Heavy Rain On Mexico's Pacific Coast" (Reuters)

Monday, May 28, 2012