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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:53 AM

Tropical Storm Barry will become Hurricane Barry by Friday, forecasters say

Source: Portland Press Herald

ORLANDO, Fla. — The area of disturbed weather in the Gulf of Mexico is not yet Tropical Storm Barry, but the system is expected to strengthen into Hurricane Barry by Friday, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday evening.

The slow-moving storm is expected to dump as much as 18 inches of rain along the central Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley, which could cause a “dangerous” storm surge in the coming days. Storm surge, tropical storm and hurricane watches were put into effect Wednesday evening for much of the Louisiana coast as meteorologists expect the developing tropical system to grow stronger.

“Reports from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts,” the hurricane center said in its 5 p.m. EDT update. “Strengthening is forecast during the next 72 hours, and the disturbance is forecast to become a tropical depression Thursday morning, a tropical storm Thursday night, and a hurricane on Friday.”

Winds only need to increase to 39 mph for the system to become Tropical Storm Barry.

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Read more: https://www.pressherald.com/2019/07/10/tropical-storm-barry-will-become-hurricane-barry-by-friday-forecasters-say/



From the National Hurricane Center...

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT02/refresh/AL022019_key_messages+png/085028_key_messages_sm.png

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT02/refresh/AL022019_key_messages+png/085028_key_messages_sm.png

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Bayard Jul 11 #6

Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:01 AM

1. Well this looks scary

If I were in New Orleans I think I'd be on my way out of town right now.
Good luck and stay safe everyone!

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:30 AM

3. I'm in New Orleans

We are watching carefully, and filtering out the sensationalist reports. The biggest risk at this time is a storm surge heading up the Mississippi River, causing it to overtop the levees and spill into the city and lower Plaquemines parish.

A very strange storm, one for the books.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:28 AM

2. Get ready.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:43 AM

4. We are watching this storm here in Texas

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:16 AM

5. If we make it to the O's, we have to name one Other Barry. nt

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:08 AM

6. How can you take a hurricane seriously that is named Barry?

Sorry, had to ask.

You folks be safe down there.

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