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Tropical Storm Barry – Day 2

Tropical Storm BarryPosition: 27.9N 89.4W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [275°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1001 mb.

Currently about 165 miles [ 265km] Southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana.

At 7 PM CDT Barry is a little stronger, and it is slowing. This is bad news. The slower it moves the more rain that will fall.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of Louisiana from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle; Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans; and Intracoastal City to Cameron.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Louisiana coast from Intracoastal City to Shell Beach.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Intracoastal City to Cameron, Louisiana and the Mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Mississippi coast east of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from the Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City, Louisiana and Shell Beach to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]


1 hipparchia { 07.11.19 at 5:23 pm }

here’s hoping it doesn’t pull an ivan or anything silly like that

2 Bryan { 07.11.19 at 5:34 pm }

It looks like it will take the worst track, right up the Mississippi Valley, dumping more water into a river system that has stayed near or above flood level since January. Moving at 5 mph the rainfall will be measured in feet. The river is currently at 16 feet. the flood stage is 17 feet. The levees around New Orleans are 20 feet. Not good.

3 hipparchia { 07.16.19 at 5:24 pm }

lol — I had read a couple of headlines that barry was not as bad as originally feared, but decided to look for more info; guess what came up when I typed “barry new Orleans” into the search engine


“straightforward risk assessment” and “thoughtful strategy” were the first words that caught my eye.

4 Bryan { 07.16.19 at 8:52 pm }

It ain’t over until the Mississippi goes down. It’s still raining in the Mississippi Valley and that water is coming to the Gulf. The river should be at 8 feet this time of year and it was at 17 feet before Barry showed up. The “spring flood” started in January and is still happening. It’s a good thing they raised the levees and filled the MRGO after Katrina.