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Will the Texas ‘Heat Dome’ Send Beryl West?

July 2, 2024 – The Texas Heat home is a high-pressure system that, because physics, traps heat and keeps it there. That pressure system’s atmospheric energy is hard to bust up: The high pressure above is met with the rising heat below, which makes the system especially stubborn and slow-moving. A heat dome often suppress wind during the summer months.

This can make summer heat in Texas feel hotter and make wind power plants unable to reach their peak output.

Forecasts on Category 5 Hurricane Beryl’s path show several possibilities, but a strong contender is that she will head west, missing most of Texas.

“At this point, we cannot rule out Beryl making her way into southern Texas, but the high pressure ‘heat dome’ over the south should steer her into northern Mexico or the Rio Grande Valley.”

The storm could reach Texas on Saturday. Currently, no models suggest Beryl will reach North East Texas.

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