NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the resurrected Tropical Storm Gabrielle on Sept. 10 at 0559 UTC/1:59 a.m. EDT and detected cloud-top temperatures of powerful thunderstorms (purple) that were colder than -63F/-52C.
Credit: NASA JPL/Ed Olsen
Another satellite was used to provide a look at the redevelopment of Gabrielle. NASA's GOES Project at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. created a 27 second video animation of imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite from Sept. 8 to 10 that shows Tropical Storm Gabrielle's resurrection. In the GOES satellite imagery, most of the clouds and showers are northeast of the center of circulation.
At 11 a.m. EDT/1500 UTC Gabrielle had maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph/65 kph and some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center. Gabrielle was located near latitude 30.6 north and longitude 65.0 west, about 120 miles/190 km south of Bermuda. Gabrielle is moving toward the north near 12 mph/19 kph and is expected to continue in that direction through tonight before turning northwest and slowing down. The National Hurricane Center noted that Gabrielle is expected to pass over or near Bermuda tonight and early Wednesday, Sept. 11.
At 11 a.m. EDT, sustained winds in Bermuda were from the southwest at 13 mph and are expected to pick up as Gabrielle comes closer. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Bermuda. According to the NHC, Gabrielle is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches over Bermuda with isolated maximum totals of 7 inches possible. Bermuda can expect storm surge of 2 to 3 feet above normal tide levels, and tropical-storm-force winds are expected to begin there tonight.
For more information about NASA's HS3 Hurricane Mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/HS3
Rob Gutro | EurekAlert!
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