Hurricane Barry 2019

Start Date

July 10, 2019

Overview

Tropical Storm Barry formed the morning of July 11th, 2019 in the Gulf of Mexico, and was upgraded to a hurricane on July 12th. Tropical Storm Warnings and Hurricane Watches are up for portions of the Gulf of Mexico. The NHC is forecasting Barry to be a Category 1 hurricane at landfall. Current forecast and numerical weather guidance indicates potentially 20”+ of rain in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. The NASA Disatsers Program is in contact with FEMA and the National Gaurd to provide NASA satellite and airborne science products as needed to aid in response in recovery. 

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July 17, 2019
GPM IMERG rainfall accumulation from Hurricane Barry.
This animation shows the heavy precipitation that Hurricane Barry produced from July 11-16 in the Gulf of Mexico and the southcentral United States. While forecasters were initially concerned that the largest accumulations would extend far over land, the heaviest rainfall  remained mostly offshore.  Precipitation estimates are derived from the GPM IMERG product, which combines microwave and infrared observations from an international constellation of satellites united by the GPM Core Observatory. The left side of the movie shows the total accumulation starting in the early hours of...
July 12, 2019
GPM Core Observatory rainfall rates from Tropical Storm Barry captured July 11th, 2019 at 8:26am CT. Credit: Jacob Reed / NASA GSFC
GPM Core Observatory rainfall rates from Tropical Storm Barry captured July 11th, 2019 at 8:26am CT. Credit: Jacob Reed / NASA GSFC NASA / JAXA’s GPM Core Observatory passed over developing Tropical Depression 2 (which was upgraded to Tropical Storm Barry later in the morning) in the Gulf of Mexico the morning of July 11th 2019 at 8:26am CT, capturing estimates of rainfall rates within the storm. The first image shows rainfall rates collected by GPM’s Microwave Imager, while the second...