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Tropical Storm Beryl was a strong tropical storm in the 1982 Atlantic hurricane season. Tropical Storm Beryl affected only Cape Verde throughout its duration. Tropical Storm Beryl cause $3 million in damage as well as 3 casualties as it passed to the south of the Cape Verde Islands.
A well-developed tropical wave exited Africa on August 27. The next day, it developed into a tropical depression, and shortly thereafter it intensified into Tropical Storm Beryl. On August 29, it passed just south of Cape Verde as it continued intensifying on its west-northwest track. An eye feature appeared in the convection on August 31, suggesting winds of near hurricane status; since the feature was located on the western side of the deep convection and the storm was slightly asymmetric, the intensity was held just below hurricane status. Shortly after, strong wind shear caused the storm to deteriorate, leaving the low-level circulation exposed on the western side. Beryl weakened to a tropical depression the next day due to the lack of convection, and it continued westward without redevelopment. On September 5, a reconnaissance flight into the depression found winds of 65 mph (100 km/h); this was deemed unrepresentative of the actual intensity as it was recorded in a squall line. The depression became disorganized once more and by September 6, it was no longer identifiable on satellites.
Early in its duration, Tropical Storm Beryl produced heavy rainfall and gusty winds on the Cape Verde island of Sal. The storm caused moderate damage across the archipelago, totaling $3 million (1982 USD). The passage of Beryl resulted in 3 casualties in Brava Island, as well as 122 injuries. In the period after the storm's passage, the United States provided humanitarian aid and economic assistance to the country, helping the archipelago to reverse the effects of Beryl.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 National Hurricane Center (1983). "Tropical Storm Beryl Preliminary Report, Page One". National Hurricane Center. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1982-prelim/beryl/prelim01.gif. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- ↑ National Hurricane Center (1983). "Tropical Storm Beryl Preliminary Report, Page Two". National Hurricane Center. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/storm_wallets/atlantic/atl1982-prelim/beryl/prelim02.gif. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- ↑ EM-DAT: the International Disaster Database (2007). "Disaster List for Cape Verde". Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters. http://www.em-dat.net/index.htm. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
- ↑ Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (1992). Disaster History: Major Disasters Worldwide 1900-Present. Labat-Anderson Incorporated. Retrieved on 2009-06-08.
- ↑ Geography I.Q. (2007). "U.S.-CAPE VERDEAN RELATIONS". Geography I.Q.. http://www.geographyiq.com/countries/cv/Cape_Verde_us_relations_summary.htm. Retrieved 2007-04-05.