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Hurricane Season 2010: Tropical Storm Shary (Atlantic Ocean)
11.01.10
 
November 1, 2010

Tropical Storm Shary Absorbed Into a Cold Front

GOES-13 captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Shary on Oct. 29 at 1331 UTC (9:31 a.m. EDT). › View larger image
GOES-13 captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Shary on Oct. 29 at 1331 UTC (9:31 a.m. EDT). The system appears like a comma shape in the eastern Atlantic, to the right of a line of clouds associated with a stationary front.
Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project
The final advisory on Tropical Storm Shary was issued on Saturday, Oct. 30, when Shary lost all tropical characteristics and was swallowed up in a cold front. By 5 p.m. EDT on Oct. 30, Shary's maximum sustained winds were still near 70 mph, but the storm had transitioned into a post-tropical storm, and its warm core had become a cold core-system. Its last official position was about 530 miles south-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, Canada near 39.2 North and 50.9 West. It was moving at a fast pace of 48 mph (42 knots) on Saturday until it finally got swallowed up by a cold front on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Text Credit: Rob Gutro
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD









October 29, 2010

GOES-13 Sees New Tropical Storm Shary Threatening Bermuda

GOES-13 captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Shary on Oct. 29 at 1331 UTC (9:31 a.m. EDT). › View larger image
GOES-13 captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Shary on Oct. 29 at 1331 UTC (9:31 a.m. EDT). The system appears like a comma shape in the eastern Atlantic, to the right of a line of clouds associated with a stationary front.
Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project
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.

The National Hurricane Center noted that storm conditions are expected on Bermuda during the afternoon of Oct. 29. Shary is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches over Bermuda.

At 11 a.m. EDT 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 (9:31 a.m. EDT). GOES satellites are managed by NOAA. NASA's GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. creates images and animations from the satellite data and created today's image that shows Shary appears like a comma shape in the eastern 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
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD