GOES-13 Sees New Tropical Storm Shary Threatening
The GOES-13 satellite keeps a continuous eye over the eastern U.S., the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean, and noticed last night with "infrared vision" that a new tropical depression formed around 11 p.m. EDT. By the morning of Oct. 29, Tropical Storm Shary was making waves in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and a tropical storm warning is now in effect for Bermuda.
noted that storm conditions are expected on National Hurricane Center Bermuda during the afternoon of Oct. 29. Shary is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches over Bermuda.
At on Oct. 20, Tropical Storm Shary had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph and some strengthening is possible. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles mainly to the north of the center.
It was about 205 miles south-southwest of
Bermuda near 29.6 North and 66.2 West. It was moving northwest near 9 mph, and is expected to turn north then northeast over the weekend. Shary had a minimum central pressure of1004 millibars.
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite called GOES-13 captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Shary on Oct. 29 at 1331 UTC (). GOES satellites are managed by NOAA. NASA's GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in
creates images and animations from the satellite data and created today's image that shows Shary appears like a comma shape in the eastern Greenbelt, Md. Atlantic, to the right of a line of clouds associated with a stationary front.
Vertical wind shear has shifted in direction from the east to the north, so most of the convection can now be found south of the center of Shary's circulation. Dry air in the northern and eastern sides of the storm have also decreased convection and precipitation today.
On the forecast track the center of Shary is expected to pass near or to the east of
Bermuda tonight and early Saturday morning.
Text Credit: Rob Gutro