TS Barry – Slow Moving, Strengthening, Major Flood Warnings for Louisiana and Mississippi…

At 2:00pm EST Tropical Storm Barry is strengthening with current 65 MPH winds.  Barry is still forecast to become a hurricane shortly before landfall.  Slow movement, warm water and growing energy is a concern as Barry is anticipated to be a long duration flood event.

Extreme rains and widespread flooding are anticipated for Louisiana and the Mississippi valley area.  Pay close attention to local officials for your area.  Barry is not a concerning wind event; however, the extreme rainfall and flooding are significant concerns.

Hurricane Center – At 100 PM CDT (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Barry was located near latitude 28.4 North, longitude 90.6 West. Barry is moving toward the west-northwest near 5 mph (7 km/h). A motion toward the northwest is expected to begin later today, followed by a turn toward the north Saturday night. On the forecast track, the center of Barry will approach the central or southeastern coast of Louisiana through tonight and then make landfall over the central Louisiana coast on Saturday.

After landfall, Barry is expected to move generally northward through the Mississippi Valley through Sunday. Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast before landfall, and Barry is expected to be a hurricane when the center reaches the Louisiana coast. Weakening is expected after Barry moves inland.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center. The NOAA automated station at the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River recently reported sustained winds of 55 mph and a wind gust of 66 mph at an elevation of 125 ft. An oil rig located southwest of the Mouth of the Mississippi River recently reported sustained winds of 76 mph and a wind gust of 87 mph at an elevation of 295 ft. (read more)

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54 Responses to TS Barry – Slow Moving, Strengthening, Major Flood Warnings for Louisiana and Mississippi…

  1. boogywstew says:

    “Barry” … “Slow moving” … we talking hurricane or Obama?

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  2. 🙏🙏 hang on tight everyone. I’m praying for you all!💜

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  3. Dennis Leonard says:

    I just looked at the radar,and if this is
    something to worry about ,it is being blown up big time.Just go look a the national radar map.

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    • Southern Trumpette says:

      It’s definitely something to worry about. The Mississippi River around New Orleans has been at flood stage continually for 250 days due to the heavy snow and rain in the Midwest, putting tremendous pressure on the levees.
      Computer models show this storm in the Gulf could push the current river levels to the very tops of the levees and overtop them in some areas.
      It’s never before happened that a storm came along to cause the river to surge while the river is already in flood stage, so no one can predict what is going to happen. Usually the river’s high levels have subsided by hurricane season.
      People in New Orleans are rightfully terrified that the river levees could breach.
      The Corps of Engineers say the levees won’t breach, even if they are overtopped in
      some areas….but how trustworthy is the Corps?

      Plus, this storm is bringing 20 in. of rain.
      New Orleans flooded two days ago with 8 inches of rain.

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  4. Were it not for family matters that had to be dealt with I would still be in hurricane territory.
    Better the risk of hurricane than the certainty of depressing death gray Ohio skies.

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  5. MaineCoon says:

    This site, “Dave’s Weather Channel” will begin live streamimg coverage of Barry startingat 6:00 pm for 14 hrs.

    https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC5C6mWbtCuLL9OP0iPC9J3w

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  6. littleanniefannie says:

    Prayers for all in the path of this storm. Been through minimal winds with devastating floods. Lucky to come out virtually unscathed. Homes and furniture can be replaced. Safety first!

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  7. alliwantissometruth says:

    And please people, for the love of God, get all of your irreplaceable photo’s, family treasures and important paperwork off your basement floors and get them to high ground

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    • LibbyLA says:

      We don’t have basements in this part of the country, except in commercial buildings where pumps run all the time. The water table is not far below the surface. Here, it’s the first floor that floods.

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  8. TreeClimber says:

    Are we looking at another Harvey?

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  9. MaineCoon says:

    Steve Lookner is live streaming coverage on Barry NOW.

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  10. Hicksville Kid says:

    I feel for the people in the path of the storm. But…I can’t fathom why would you stay in a region that floods regularly and often. I would think that after you lose everything you own the first few times, you would GTFO. Heck, I would think that if you wind up with nothing, it would be easier to move to a higher place to live.
    Prayers sent.

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  11. dogsmaw says:

    https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT2+shtml/122357.shtml

    000
    WTNT32 KNHC 122357
    TCPAT2

    BULLETIN
    Tropical Storm Barry Intermediate Advisory Number 10A
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022019
    700 PM CDT Fri Jul 12 2019

    …BARRY EXPECTED TO BE A HURRICANE BY LANDFALL ON SATURDAY…
    …DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS
    EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST…

    SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT…0000 UTC…INFORMATION
    ———————————————-
    LOCATION…28.5N 90.9W
    ABOUT 85 MI…135 KM SSE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
    ABOUT 120 MI…190 KM WSW OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 4 MPH…6 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…993 MB…29.33 INCHES

    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    ——————–
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY…

    None.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT…

    A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
    * Intracoastal City to Grand Isle

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

    A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
    * Intracoastal City to Biloxi
    * Lake Pontchartrain

    A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
    * Biloxi to the Mississippi/Alabama border

    A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
    * Mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle
    * Intracoastal City to Cameron

    A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
    * East of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama
    border

    A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
    somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued
    36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of
    tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside
    preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life
    and property should be rushed to completion.

    A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
    expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

    A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening
    inundation from rising water moving inland from the coastline
    during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations. For a
    depiction of areas at risk please see the National Weather
    Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic available at
    hurricanes.gov. This is a life-threatening situation. Persons
    located within these areas should take all necessary actions to
    protect life and property from rising water and the potential for
    other dangerous conditions. Promptly follow evacuation and other
    instructions from local officials.

    A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-
    threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the
    coastline in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours.

    A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
    within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours
    before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force
    winds conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
    dangerous.

    A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
    possible within the watch area generally within 48 hours.

    For storm information specific to your area, including possible
    inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
    local National Weather Service forecast office.

    DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
    ———————-
    At 700 PM CDT (0000 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Barry was
    located near latitude 28.5 North, longitude 90.9 West. Barry has
    been meandering during the past few hours, but is expected to
    resume a motion toward the west-northwest near 4 mph (6 km/h).
    A motion toward the northwest should begin overnight, followed by
    a turn toward the north Saturday night or Sunday. On the forecast
    track, the center of Barry will approach the south-central coast of
    Louisiana tonight and then make landfall over the south-central
    Louisiana coast on Saturday. After landfall, Barry is expected to
    move generally northward through the Mississippi Valley through
    Sunday night.

    Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher
    gusts. Strengthening is forecast before landfall, and Barry is
    expected to be a hurricane when the center reaches the Louisiana
    coast on Saturday. Weakening is expected after Barry moves inland.

    Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km)
    from the center. A reporting station near Houma, Louisiana,
    recently reported sustained winds of 33 mph (54 km/h) with a gust to
    48 mph (78 km/h). A wind gust to 43 mph (69 km/h) was reported at
    Patterson, Louisiana, within the past couple of hours.

    The estimated minimum central pressure is 993 mb (29.33 inches).

    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ———————-
    Key Messages for Barry can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
    Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT2 and WMO header WTNT42 KNHC.

    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 Biloxi MS…3 to 5 ft
    Intracoastal City to the Mouth of the Atchafalaya River…3 to 5 ft
    Lake Pontchartrain…3 to 5 ft
    Biloxi MS to the Mississippi/Alabama border…2 to 4 ft
    Lake Maurepas…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 20 inches over south-central and southeast Louisiana and
    southwest Mississippi, with isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches.
    These rains are expected to lead to dangerous, life threatening
    flooding over portions of the central Gulf Coast into the Lower
    Mississippi Valley. Across the remainder of the Lower Mississippi
    Valley, total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected, with
    isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches. By early next week, Barry is
    expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches across
    western portions of the Tennessee Valley.

    WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected in the Hurricane Warning
    area later tonight or Saturday, with tropical storm conditions
    currently spreading across the area. Hurricane conditions are
    possible within the Hurricane Watch area tonight or Saturday
    morning. Tropical storm conditions are occurring across the Tropical
    Storm Warning area in southeastern Louisiana at this time. Tropical
    storm conditions are possible in the Tropical Storm Watch area by
    tonight or Saturday. Wind gusts to tropical-storm force in squalls
    are possible along portions of the coasts of Alabama and the western
    Florida Panhandle through Saturday night.

    TORNADOES: A couple tornadoes are possible late tonight through
    Saturday across southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

    NEXT ADVISORY
    ————-
    Next complete advisory at 1000 PM CDT.

    $$
    Forecaster Brown

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    • dogsmaw says:

      https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT2+shtml/130246.shtml

      000
      WTNT32 KNHC 130246
      TCPAT2

      BULLETIN
      Tropical Storm Barry Advisory Number 11
      NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022019
      1000 PM CDT Fri Jul 12 2019

      …BARRY EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BEFORE REACHING THE
      SOUTH-CENTRAL COAST OF LOUISIANA…
      …DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS
      EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST…

      SUMMARY OF 1000 PM CDT…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
      ———————————————–
      LOCATION…28.6N 91.0W
      ABOUT 75 MI…125 KM S OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
      ABOUT 120 MI…195 KM WSW OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
      MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H
      PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 3 MPH…6 KM/H
      MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…993 MB…29.33 INCHES

      WATCHES AND WARNINGS
      ——————–
      CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY…

      None.

      NEXT ADVISORY
      ————-
      Next intermediate advisory at 100 AM CDT.
      Next complete advisory at 400 AM CDT.

      $$
      Forecaster Brown

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    • dogsmaw says:

      https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT2+shtml/130534.shtml

      518
      WTNT32 KNHC 130534
      TCPAT2

      BULLETIN
      Tropical Storm Barry Intermediate Advisory Number 11A
      NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022019
      100 AM CDT Sat Jul 13 2019

      …BARRY INCHING TOWARD THE LOUISIANA COAST AND EXPECTED TO
      BE A HURRICANE WHEN IT MAKES LANDFALL LATER TODAY…
      …DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS
      EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST…

      SUMMARY OF 100 AM CDT…0600 UTC…INFORMATION
      ———————————————-
      LOCATION…28.7N 91.1W
      ABOUT 70 MI…110 KM S OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
      ABOUT 125 MI…200 KM WSW OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
      MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H
      PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 3 MPH…6 KM/H
      MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…993 MB…29.33 INCHES

      WATCHES AND WARNINGS
      ——————–
      CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY…

      None.

      NEXT ADVISORY
      ————-
      Next complete advisory at 400 AM CDT.

      $$
      Forecaster Cangialosi

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      • dogsmaw says:

        https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT2+shtml/130840.shtml

        000
        WTNT32 KNHC 130840
        TCPAT2

        BULLETIN
        Tropical Storm Barry Advisory Number 12
        NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022019
        400 AM CDT Sat Jul 13 2019

        …RAINBANDS OF BARRY BEGINNING TO MOVE ONSHORE…
        …DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS
        EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST…

        SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
        ———————————————-
        LOCATION…29.1N 91.8W
        ABOUT 55 MI…90 KM SW OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
        ABOUT 165 MI…260 KM W OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
        MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…65 MPH…100 KM/H
        PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 5 MPH…7 KM/H
        MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…993 MB…29.33 INCHES

        WATCHES AND WARNINGS
        ——————–
        CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY…

        None.

        NEXT ADVISORY
        ————-
        Next intermediate advisory at 700 AM CDT.
        Next complete advisory at 1000 AM CDT.

        $$
        Forecaster Cangialosi

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  12. czarowniczy says:

    Local weatherguessers are having to walk back their previous Weather Armageddon predictions. They’re now saying the Corps sacrificed a goat and read its entrails to come up with a new prediction on Mississippi surge that various stations were reporting as overtopping the levees. The river is below 17 feet and the new figures show a max surge measured in inches rather than feet. The max surge will be about 17.1 feet…a far cry from the earlier 20 predicted feet. That’s around what it’s been for weeks.

    Now they’re also walking back the rain predictions too. We’re north and east of NOLA and we were predicted early on to get from 20 to 30 inches with NOLA getting 40ish from some sources. Now we’re looking at predictions of 3 to five here and about the same for NOLA – far less than the 4 feet or more some were putting out.

    Granted if we run into some training the rain figures could be higher but about 8 hours out from the first landfall the network Broadway production is starting to settle down to a more realistic local dinner theater offering.

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    • dogsmaw says:

      Im due west of TS Barry and see the clear sky w/ moon&stars shining brightly, although there are a few lightning strikes south of me. I got a slight drizzle from some clouds passing over earlier this evening, but for right now there is no flooding here 😛

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      • czarowniczy says:

        You’re on the ‘dry’ side but the dry air training in kept the storms from wrapping around the center and a bigger storm from forming.

        Folks in the storm track’s center and on the east side will get hammered and I’m watching that huge storm mess on its south side to see what it’s going to do.

        Bright skies here today, spotty bands went north and south of us, total of .3″ rain midnight to now.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Interesting. Now they’re predicting heavier rain on your side, which is usually the drier side. Wondering if that’s due to this storm not being well-formed and being more of an unorganized blob?

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        • dogsmaw says:

          I just watched a video from https://twitter.com/NWSLakeCharles and he’s off to get some sleep…says landfall around 10 to 12 hours. That will put it after sunrise so I think we might see a weakened storm…from what I saw on weather map….no eye has actually formed.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            Nope. it seems to be trying but no luck spinning up and wrapping those storms around a center. I’m waiting for the 1AM advisory but I’m not betting anything much different, this thing’s wandering around like a drunk at closing time. Looks to be more of a rainmaker than anything else.

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          • czarowniczy says:

            0100 update’s in, nothing new. Local weather talking heads have been on for over 24 hours straight and are running out of ways to say nothing over and over and trying to make it sound fresh. We’re tired of listening to their mistakes so we’re going to bed.

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    • dogsmaw says:

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      • czarowniczy says:

        River’s dropping, was dropping before the ‘surge’ so the ‘surge’ just pushed it back close to where it was to begin with. Even with the Monday rains the river won’t go past that 17-foot mark by much and it will take a while before the rain that fall in the upper Mississippi Valley works its way down.

        I’m interested in how the local stations let the the overtopping BS play out for so long before they aired parish officials correcting the BS and showing how the levees at the least protected to 25 feet. I’m wondering if they saw their little game was starting to cause real concern. Now they’re going overboard showing that ‘the danger’s over’.

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  13. dogsmaw says:

    This site might be staying up all night for live coverage

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  14. dogsmaw says:

    Im more concerned w/Lafayette&NewIberia area cause the younguns live there…my main reason for stayin up all night.

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  15. dogsmaw says:

    Oo…You can’t make this stuff up!!!

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      https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT2+shtml/131152.shtml

      000
      WTNT32 KNHC 131152
      TCPAT2

      BULLETIN
      Tropical Storm Barry Intermediate Advisory Number 12A
      NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022019
      700 AM CDT Sat Jul 13 2019

      …BARRY GETS A LITTLE STRONGER AS IT NEARS THE LOUISIANA COAST…
      …DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS
      EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST…

      SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT…1200 UTC…INFORMATION
      ———————————————-
      LOCATION…29.3N 91.9W
      ABOUT 50 MI…80 KM WSW OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
      ABOUT 60 MI…95 KM S OF LAFAYETTE LOUISIANA
      MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…70 MPH…115 KM/H
      PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 5 MPH…7 KM/H
      MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…991 MB…29.26 INCHES

      WATCHES AND WARNINGS
      ——————–
      CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY…

      None.

      NEXT ADVISORY
      ————-
      Next complete advisory at 1000 AM CDT.

      $$
      Forecaster Beven

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  21. dogsmaw says:

    Okay Lake Charles radar is not seeing the correct image right now…winds are up here and moving to the SE…

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  22. Hillaryisguilty says:

    Looks like the “Rolling Rocks” pushed their concert date back in the New Orleans Superdome.

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  23. TwoLaine says:

    I am assuming that NOLA and other flood and hurricane prone areas has many multi-storied parking garages like most metro cities. Do they offer them to residents to park vehicles there in advance of these catastrophic storms so they won’t lose them to flooding?

    It would seem, to me, a good way to go to get them as high up as possible. Insurance companies should coordinate this in advance, and give discounts to those who promise to utilize it.

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  24. dogsmaw says:

    This seems to be an all around link for info you might need…I dont expect much power to be available so get ready for the storm… https://twitter.com/NWS

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  25. dogsmaw says:

    https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT2+shtml/131152.shtml?

    000
    WTNT32 KNHC 131454
    TCPAT2

    BULLETIN
    Hurricane Barry Advisory Number 13
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022019
    1000 AM CDT Sat Jul 13 2019

    …BARRY BECOMES A HURRICANE AS IT IS MOVING ONTO THE LOUISIANA
    COAST…
    …DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS
    OCCURRING ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST…

    SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
    ———————————————–
    LOCATION…29.6N 92.0W
    ABOUT 40 MI…65 KM S OF LAFAYETTE LOUISIANA
    ABOUT 50 MI…80 KM W OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 6 MPH…9 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…993 MB…29.33 INCHES

    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    ——————–
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY…

    A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the Louisiana coast
    from Cameron to Sabine Pass.

    The Hurricane Watch for the Louisiana coast east of Grand Isle has
    been discontinued.

    The Tropical Storm Watch for the Mississippi coast has been
    discontinued.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT…

    A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
    * Intracoastal City to Grand Isle

    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
    * Mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle
    * Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New
    Orleans
    * Intracoastal City to Sabine Pass

    A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
    * Intracoastal City to Biloxi
    * Lake Pontchartrain

    A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
    * Biloxi to the Mississippi/Alabama border

    A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
    * Intracoastal City to Cameron

    A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
    somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued
    36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of
    tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside
    preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life
    and property should be rushed to completion.

    A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
    expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

    A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening
    inundation from rising water moving inland from the coastline
    during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations. For a
    depiction of areas at risk please see the National Weather
    Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic available at
    hurricanes.gov. This is a life-threatening situation. Persons
    located within these areas should take all necessary actions to
    protect life and property from rising water and the potential for
    other dangerous conditions. Promptly follow evacuation and other
    instructions from local officials.

    A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-
    threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the
    coastline in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours.

    A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
    within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours
    before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force
    winds conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
    dangerous.

    For storm information specific to your area, including possible
    inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your
    local National Weather Service forecast office.

    DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
    ———————-
    At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Barry was located
    near latitude 29.6 North, longitude 92.0 West. Barry is moving
    toward the northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h), and a turn toward the
    north-northwest is expected tonight, followed by a turn toward the
    north on Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Barry will
    move through southern Louisiana today, into central Louisiana
    tonight, and into northern Louisiana on Sunday.

    Maximum sustained winds are now near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher
    gusts. As it moves inland, Barry is forecast to weaken below
    hurricane strength in the next few hours, and it is forecast to
    weaken to a tropical depression on Sunday.

    Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) to
    the east of the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward
    up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center. The National Ocean
    Service station at Eugene Island, Louisiana recently reported
    sustained winds of 62 mph and a wind gust of 82 mph.

    The estimated minimum central pressure is 993 mb (29.33 inches).

    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ———————-
    Key Messages for Barry can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
    Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT2 and WMO header WTNT42 KNHC.

    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…

    Intracoastal City to Shell Beach…3 to 6 ft
    Shell Beach to Biloxi MS…3 to 5 ft
    Lake Pontchartrain…3 to 5 ft
    Biloxi MS to the Mississippi/Alabama border…2 to 4 ft
    Lake Maurepas…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 20 inches over south-central and southeast Louisiana and
    southwest Mississippi, with isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches.
    Across the remainder of the Lower Mississippi Valley and western
    portions of the Tennessee Valley, total rain accumulations of 4 to 8
    inches are expected, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches.
    This rainfall is expected to lead to dangerous, life threatening
    flooding.

    WIND: Hurricane conditions are occurring over a small area east of
    the center and should persist for a few more hours. Hurricane
    conditions are possible within the Hurricane Watch area today.
    Tropical storm conditions are occurring across the Tropical Storm
    Warning area to the east of the center at this time. Wind gusts
    to tropical-storm force in squalls are possible along portions of
    the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama, and the western Florida
    Panhandle through tonight.

    TORNADOES: A few tornadoes are possible through tonight across
    the southeast Louisiana, southern Mississippi, and southern Alabama.

    NEXT ADVISORY
    ————-
    Next intermediate advisory at 100 PM CDT.
    Next complete advisory at 400 PM CDT.

    $$
    Forecaster Beven

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  26. dogsmaw says:

    K, Im off to a dream session with my pillow…Stay Safe.

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  27. TwoLaine says:

    Poor guy! What a way to start your vacay…

    “It’s crazy seeing it happen”: Owner of car that was buried by sand on Dauphin Island speaks
    by Tyler Fingert
    12 Jul 2019
    https://www.fox10tv.com/news/it-s-crazy-seeing-it-happen-owner-of-car-that/article_bd264e84-a51d-11e9-822e-93910c685b8e.html

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    • truthseeker39525 says:

      Once a car is dunked in salt water, it’s toast.

      All the metal starts corroding, but also ALL the electrical equipment- every wire, every switch, every connector… corrodes to junk. (Personal experience after Katrina in 2005.)

      Time to write this one off.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        Sadly he sounded like he had already figured that out.

        Yeah, I’ve learned a lot through the misfortune of others during many hurricane seasons. Sorry for your loss(es).

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  28. MaineCoon says:

    VIDEO: View of LA 1 from the South Lafourche Levee. Video provided by Golden Meadow Police Chief Reggie Pitre. #TropicalStormBarry pic.twitter.com/lJRQoOFEpe— Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office (@LafourcheSO) July 13, 2019

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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  29. MaineCoon says:

    Link to the. NWS Lake Charles site.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NWSLakeCharles

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  30. ScolopendrineMesser says:

    BYW I queried TS Barry on DDG and this site was the first hit.

    I visit this site all the time so I thought you’d all like to know.

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