The second named storm of the season gathered enough steam yesterday morning at 11am for the National Hurricane Center to start formal monitoring. When the maximum sustained winds exceeded 36mph yesterday afternoon it was bestowed with the name "Beryl."
This is really a perfect storm for North Carolina... close but no cigar. Lurking roughly 100 miles east of Cape Hatteras this morning, this storm looks to continue moving to the north, then northeast, skirting coastal New England and potentially having a more significant impact on Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in Canada.
For now, we'll be watching for "Chris" in the Atlantic, hoping it is as harmless as "Beryl!"