Tropical storm Barry has moved inland over eastern Mexico…located approximately 40 miles northwest of Veracruz, Mexico (Sustained winds of 40 mph)
Tropical Storm Barry has moved ashore over eastern Mexico…approximately 40 miles northwest of Veracruz. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that surface observations from Mexico indicate that the center of TS Barry made landfall this morning…with sustained winds of 40 mph. Here’s a looping satellite image of Barry as it made landfall. As expected, winds have rather quickly begun to decrease, due to the interaction with physical terrain features. Satellite imagery shows a large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms well east of the center. This precipitation will spread westward, producing heavy rains over Veracruz state over the next day or so. These rains may cause significant flooding and mud slides over southern Mexico. Precipitation amounts up to 10″ are expected to fall in some mountainous regions, as Barry moves inland…and dissipates over the next 24-36 hours.
TS Barry is the second named storm of June 2013, and its formation date of June 19 is a full six weeks earlier than the usual August 1 date of formation of the season’s second storm. Only two hurricane seasons since 1851 have had as many as three tropical storms form in June: 1936 and 1968. Interestingly, TS Barry formed close to where the second storm of the eastern Pacific died…in the Bay of Campeche. TS Barbara, that eastern Pacific storm, fell apart after crossing Mexico and moving into the Bay of Campeche about two weeks ago.
Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC…CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO…
There are no active tropical cyclones
TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS
Gulf of Mexico
Tropical Cyclone Barry
ELSEWHERE, TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.