GOES-16 captured this image of Tropical Storm Harvey traversing the Windward Islands and entering the Caribbean Sea on August 18, 2017. Farther east in the Atlantic Ocean is another area of shower and thunderstorm activity that may strengthen into a tropical system soon.
Summer is here! For many of us, that means summer vacations, and, in general, more time spent outdoors. But we wondered: with nicer weather and more people engaged in outdoor recreation, will the SARSAT system in the United States and surrounding regions receive more calls for help?