NASA finds an asymmetric Tropical Storm Barry

NASA’s Aqua satellite infrared imagery shows that Tropical Storm Barry does not seem like a typical strong tropical cyclone. Images show that Barry is the strongest storms were south of it’s stretched out the center of the flow.

Warnings and Watches

On Friday, July 12, At 8 a.m. EDT (1200 UTC), NOAA’s NHC (National Hurricane Center) in Miami, Florida said that Barry is moving gradually to the south of the coast of southeastern Louisiana and west-northwest in the Gulf of Mexico. NHC warns of heavy rains, dangerous storm surge and wind conditions expected all across the north-central Gulf coast.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Grand Isle, Louisiana to Intracoastal City. A Storm Surge caution is in consequence from Intracoastal City to Shell Beach, Louisiana. A Hurricane Watch is in effect from Intracoastal City to Cameron La., from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle, La. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from east of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama/ Mississippi border.

Satellite Imagery

Aqua satellite of NASA used infrared light for analyzing the strength of storms and initiates the immensity of them in the southern quadrant. Infrared data provides information regarding the temperature and the strongest thunderstorms that achieve high into the environment have the coldest cloud top temperatures. ‘At this time, Barry does not have the typical arrangement of a tropical cyclone on satellite imagery’ said by National Hurricane Center. 

Now, Barry is moving toward the west-northwest close to 5 mph (7 kph). Reports from Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft and NOAA point out that the maximum sustained winds remain in close proximity to 50 mph (85 kph) with higher gusts.

Barry’s Path Forward

As per the NHC forecast track, the hub of Barry will be near or over the central or southeastern coast of Louisiana on July 13 and then on July 14 will move inland over the Lower Mississippi Valley. 


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