Tropical Storm Barry

The weather system in the Gulf of Mexico has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Barry by the National Hurricane Center and is taking aim at the Louisiana coast.

“A couple computer models like to go to Mississippi and a couple are still going to the upper Texas coast, so over in the Houston area while the likelihood you’ll get a direct impact from Barry is low you’re not totally off the hook on this yet,” Senior Hurricane Analyst Jack Bevin tells KTRH News.

This is the bulletin from the National Hurricane Center:

BULLETIN

Tropical Storm Barry Advisory Number 5

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022019

1000 AM CDT Thu Jul 11 2019

...DISTURBANCE BECOMES TROPICAL STORM BARRY...

...DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS EXPECTED

ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST...

SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...27.8N 88.7W

ABOUT 95 MI...150 KM SSE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER

ABOUT 200 MI...320 KM SE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the Louisiana coast

from the Mouth of the Pearl River to Morgan City.

A Storm Surge Warning is now in effect for the Louisiana coast from

the Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach.

A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for the Mississippi coast

east of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama

border...and for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including

metropolitan New Orleans.

A Storm Surge Watch is now in effect for the Mississippi coast from

the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* Mouth of the Pearl River to Morgan City

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...

* Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...

* Shell Beach to the Mississippi/Alabama border

* Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...

* Mouth of the Mississippi River to Cameron

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

* East of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama

border

* Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New

Orleans

STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the

tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by

rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could

reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated

areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...

Mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach...3 to 6 ft

Shell Beach to the Mississippi/Alabama border...2 to 4 ft

Intracoastal City to the Mouth of the Atchafalaya River...2 to 4 ft

Lake Pontchartrain...1 to 3 ft

Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge

and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances. For

information specific to your area, please see products issued by

your local National Weather Service forecast office.

RAINFALL: Barry is expected to produce total rain accumulations of

10 to 15 inches near and inland of the central Gulf Coast through

early next week, with isolated maximum rainfall amounts of 20 inches

across portions of eastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in the Tropical

Storm Warning area by Friday. Hurricane conditions are possible

within the Hurricane Watch area by Friday night, with tropical storm

conditions possible in the Tropical Storm Watch area by Friday

night or Saturday.

TORNADOES: A tornado or two are possible tonight and Friday across

southern portions of Louisiana and Mississippi.

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