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Hurricane Beryl Barrels across the Caribbean

July 3, 2024
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Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones / Hurricane
Satellite: GOES-16
Product: GeoColor
Instrument: ABI
Date: June 28, 2024 (14:00 UTC) - July 2, 2024 (17:00 UTC)

NOAA’s GOES East (GOES-16) satellite has been carefully monitoring Hurricane Beryl as it travels across the Caribbean.

This GeoColor imagery shows the storm’s track over the first four days of its evolution from tropical cyclone in the western Atlantic Ocean to a Category 5 hurricane in the Caribbean Sea.

Beryl is the earliest Category 5 hurricane observed in the Atlantic basin on record, and only the second Category 5 hurricane to occur in July after Hurricane Emily in 2005.

The GOES East geostationary satellite, also known as GOES-16, keeps watch over most of North America, including the contiguous United States and Mexico, as well as Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west coast of Africa. The satellite's high-resolution imagery provides optimal viewing of severe weather events, including thunderstorms, tropical storms, and hurricanes.