Hurricane Grace

Grace formed as a tropical storm on August 13th, 2021 in the open Atlantic. Grace traveled into the Caribbean, eventually landfalling in Jamaica as a tropical storm and then in the Yucatan Peninsula as a category 1 hurricane. After weakening over land, Grace pushed into the Bay of Campeche and quickly restrengthened into a hurricane. Grace rapidly intensified into a category 3 storm just prior to landfalling in Veracruz, Mexico on August 21st. This marked the strongest hurricane landfall in Veracruz’s history.

In total, 16 deaths and over $500 million in damage were attributed to Hurricane Grace.

More information can be found in the National Hurricane Center’s complete report on Hurricane Grace.

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Contributions by: Dakota Smith

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Grace Crosses Mexico, Remnants Enter Pacific

Description:

A three day time lapse of Hurricane Grace crossing Mexico and its remnants emerging over the Eastern Pacific.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 11)

Instrument: ABI

Lightning within Hurricane Grace as it Landfalls in Mexico

Description:

A view of the lightning within Hurricane Grace as it rapidly intensifies before landfalling as a major storm.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes Rapid Intensification

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Grace Landfalls as a Category 3, Major Hurricane in Veracruz, Mexico

Description:

Grace strengthening and landfalls as a category 3 hurricane in Veracruz, Mexico.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 11)

Instrument: ABI

Hurricane Grace over the Yucatan Peninsula

Description:

Hurricane Grace after landfalling on the Yucatan Peninsula.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Full Day Evolution of Grace’s Inner Convection

Description:

A sunrise-to-sunset, close look at Grace’s inner convection prior to landfalling on the Yucatan Peninsula.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI GLM

Grace Approaches the Yucatan Peninsula

Description:

Sunlight fades as Hurricane Grace approaches the Yucatan Peninsula.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI