Satellites See Tropical Storm Barry Form in the Bay of Campeche

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
June 20, 2013
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Satellites See Tropical Storm Barry Form in the Bay of Campeche
Tropical Storm Barry

The second tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed close to where the second storm of the Eastern Pacific season died, in the Bay of Campeche.
Tropical Storm Barbara fell apart after crossing Mexico and moving into the Bay of Campeche two weeks ago, and now the second named storm of the Atlantic season formed there. Tropical Storm Barry strengthened from tropical depression 2 as of 1:45 p.m. EDT on June 19.

At that time, Barry’s center was located near 19.6 north latitude and 95.1 west longitude, just 75 miles (115 km) east- northeast of Veracruz, Mexico, where it is expected to make landfall in the next day. Maximum sustained winds are now up to 40 mph (65 kph), and Barry is moving west at 10 mph. Minimum central pressure is near 1005 millibars. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect along the coast near Veracruz.

NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Barry just after it became a tropical storm on June 19. The GOES-13 image showed that Barry had attained better circulation in the last 24 hours. The image was created by NASA’s GOES Project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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