Good afternoon everyone!
TROPICAL STORM BARRY MAKES LANDFALL IN VERACRUZ MEXICO.
As of the 11:00 a.m. EDT advisory from the NHC, the following was available on Tropical Storm Barry:
10:00 AM CDT Thu Jun 20
Location: 19.6°N 96.6°W
Moving: W at 5 mph
Min pressure: 1004 mb / 29.65 in
Max sustained: 40 mph
Barry is moving slowly to the west, and this motion is expected to continue until dissipation.
Barry’s peak intensity was 45 mph, albeit satellite imagery and some instrumentation may lead to an upgrade sometime down the road to 50 mph. In any event, heavy rain can be expected during the next 24 hours with Barry, along with flooding and mudslides.
Kudos the the NHC for a great job!
This will be my final update on Barry.
An area of disturbed weather located north of Hispaniola is associated with a mid to upper level low. Albeit it is beginning to show a surface reflection around 850 mb based on vorticity, this currently lies within the TUTT axis, and wind shear of at least 30 knots is keeping convection away from the possible surface feature. I am not really looking for development from this, especially if it turns north then NE. It could have a slim chance at INVEST status if it sneaks into the GOMEX, as wind shear in about 48 hours begins to fluctuate from semi-conducive, then unfavorable and back out to the 96 hour forecast period from 06Z this morning.
Elsewhere, I will be making a new post later this afternoon regarding the possibility of future development during the latter part of the first week of July.
Have a blessed day!
T. F. “STORM” WALSH III
GMCS, USCG (ret)
METEOROLOGIST / HURRICANE SPECIALIST
MEMBER WEST CENTRAL FL AMS
CERTIFIED SKYWARN OFFICIAL STORM SPOTTER (advanced)