A low-pressure area located in the Gulf of Mexico strengthened into a hurricane. Those with business interests or travel arrangements in the impacted areas should closely monitor forecast updates over the coming days. Review and be prepared to implement business continuity measures. Monitor updates on the storm below.

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Warning Alert | July 9Heavy rainfall is forecast along the US Gulf Coast, July 10-14. Tropical depression likely; plan for travel disruptions.

Warning Alert | July 11: Tropical Storm Barry forms off US Gulf Coast, July 11. Landfall as hurricane likely in Terrebonne Parish, La., July 13.

Warning Alert | July 12: TS Barry tracking west-northwest in US Gulf Coast, July 12. Landfall as hurricane likely at Marsh Island, La., July 13.

Warning Alert | July 13: TS Barry tracking west-northwest in US Gulf Coast, July 12. Landfall as hurricane likely at Marsh Island, La., early July 13.

Critical Alert | July 13Barry makes landfall on US Gulf Coast over Marsh Island, La., as of 1000 July 13. Storm tracking northwest.

Warning Alert | July 13: Tropical Storm Barry tracking north northwest, losing intensity after landfall on US Gulf Coast, as of 1600 CDT July 13.

Warning Alert | July 14: Tropical Storm Barry tracking north, losing intensity after landfall on US Gulf Coast, as of 1000 CDT July 14.

Warning Alert | July 15: Tropical Storm Barry tracking north through Arkansas, losing intensity after landfall on US Gulf Coast, as of 0400 CDT July 15.

Warning Alert | July 15Tropical Storm Barry Tracking Northeast through Missouri, Losing Intensity after Landfall on Gulf Coast.

Warning Alert | July 16: Remnants of TS Barry continue to impact parts of southeastern and central US as of July 16. Heavy rainfall likely.


Warning Alert effective July 16 16:55 GMT: Remnants of TS Barry continue to impact parts of southeastern and central US as of July 16. Heavy rainfall likely.

This alert began 16 Jul 2019 16:55 GMT and is scheduled to expire 17 Jul 2019 23:59 GMT.

  • Incident: Remnants of Tropical Storm Barry
  • Storm Location: 75 km (50 miles) northwest of St. Louis, in northeast Missouri
  • Maximum Sustained Winds: 13 kts (25 kph, 15 mph)
  • Affected Areas: Parts of Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee 

 

Summary

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Tropical Storm Barry has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone and continues to lose strength as of early July 16. The storm is tracking northeast at around 33 kph (21 mph), with maximum sustained winds of 25 kph (15 mph). Meteorologists expect the system to maintain a similar strength through late July 16 and decrease in strength by early July 17.
 

Weather Warnings
 

As of 1000 CDT July 16, the following warnings, watches, and/or advisories have been issued in response to the storm:

  • Flash Flood Watches: From the Arkansas-Texas border to the lower and middle Mississippi Valley
  • Flash Flood Warnings: Parts of southern Arkansas
  • Flood Warnings: parts of southern Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi

 

Hazardous Conditions

In coastal areas, the storm has caused flooding due to rising waters, and in the most affected areas further inland, due to heavy rainfall. Flash flooding continues to affect southern Arkansas, with an additional 2.5-5 cm (1-2 inches) of rain July 16. An additional 2.5-8 cm (1-3 inches) of rainfall is likely to accumulate from the Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes by late July 16.

 

Transport

Barry will likely continue to cause ground, air, and maritime transport disruptions in parts of Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Indiana, and Illinois, July 16. Traffic and trucking delays along regional highways are likely in the affected area. Some low-lying secondary and rural routes could become flooded and impassable. Authorities might temporarily close some roads and bridges, especially in coastal areas. Flight delays and cancellations could occur at airports serving cities across the region, including Little Rock (LIT), Springfield (SPI), and St. Louis (STL).

 

Advice

Those with business interests or travel arrangements in the impacted areas should closely monitor forecast updates over the coming days. Review and be prepared to implement business continuity measures. Stockpile emergency supplies, including bottled water, nonperishable food, batteries, and first aid supplies. Confirm all transport reservations.

 


Warning Alert effective July 15 2200 CDT: Tropical Storm Barry tracking northeast through Missouri, losing intensity after landfall on Gulf Coast.

After losing intensity and being downgraded from hurricane level, Tropical Storm Barry is tracking northeast at around 20 kph (13 mph) about 75 km (50 miles) southeast of Springfield, Missouri, as of 2200 CDT July 15. Meteorologists expect the system to dissipate when it reaches terrain in western Pennsylvania on July 18; however, the system remains capable of producing locally heavy rainfall.

As of 2200 July 15, the following warnings, watches, and/or advisories have been issued in response to the storm:

  • Flash Flood Watches: from the ARKLATEX eastward through the Lower and Middle Mississippi Valley
  • Flood Warnings: for portions of far southeast Texas, southern Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi
  • Coastal Flood Advisories: for portions of the Louisiana coast

 

Summary

The storm has caused flooding in coastal areas due to rising waters. As of 2200 CDT July 15, Tropical Storm Barry is expected to produce additional rain. Parts of Arkansas, western Tennessee and Kentucky, southeast Missouri, and northwest Mississippi could receive accumulations of 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches) with isolated maximum amounts of 20 cm (8 inches). Tornadoes are also possible through July 16 from southern Arkansas toward the western Tennessee Valley and Lower Ohio Valley.

As a result of wind and downed trees dropping electricity lines, some 12,271 residents in Louisiana are reportedly without power.


 

Analysis

Tropical Storm Barry will likely continue to cause ground, air, and maritime transport disruptions in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, southern Alabama, and southeast Texas, July 16. Traffic and trucking delays along regional highways are likely in the affected area. Some low-lying secondary and rural routes could become flooded and impassable. Authorities might temporarily close some roads and bridges, especially in coastal areas. Flight delays and cancellations could occur at airports serving cities across the region, including Gulfport-Biloxi (GPT), Jackson (JAN), Little Rock (LIT), and New Orleans (MSY).


Warning Alert effective July 15 11:45 GMT: Tropical Storm Barry tracking north through Arkansas, losing intensity after landfall on US Gulf Coast, as of 0400 CDT July 15.

The locations affected by this alert are:

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • St Louis, Missouri
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Monroe, Louisiana
  • Greenville, Mississippi
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Longview, Texas
  • Houma, Louisiana
  • Morgan City-Amelia, Louisiana
  • New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Columbia-Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Columbus-Starkville, Mississippi
  • Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

 

Summary

After losing intensity and being downgraded from hurricane level, Tropical Storm Barry is tracking north at around 15 kph (9 mph) about 125 km (80 miles) west-southwest of Little Rock, Arkansas, as of 0400 CDT July 15. Meteorologists expect the system to continue further northward over Arkansas, July 15, before turning northeast July 16.

 

Weather Warnings

As of 0400 July 15, the following warnings, watches, and/or advisories have been issued in response to the storm:

  • Flash Flood Watches and Warnings: Flash Flood Watches and Warnings are in effect for portions of far southeast Texas, as well as through much of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas, including parts of the mid-Mississippi Valley.

 

Evacuation Orders

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency July 10. Previous mandatory evacuation orders issued for Plaquemines Parish, Port Fourchon, and areas south of Leon Theriot Lock, Lafitte, Crown Point, Barataria, Jean Lafitte, and Grand Isle have been lifted as of early July 15. However, a dusk-to-dawn curfew is maintained in Grande Isle as authorities work to restore power.

 

Hazardous Conditions

The storm has caused flooding in coastal areas due to rising waters. Parts of central Louisiana and far southwest Mississippi are experiencing heavy rainfall. An additional 10-15 cm (4-6 inches) of rainfall, with isolated totals of 25 cm (10 inches) is expected within this band through the morning of July 15, with a possibility of flash flooding.

As of 0400 CDT, Tropical Storm Barry is expected to produce additional rain. Parts of Arkansas, western Tennessee and Kentucky, southeast Missouri, and northwest Mississippi could receive accumulations of 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches) with isolated maximum amounts of 20 cm (8 inches). Tornadoes are also possible through July 15 from the Mid-South toward the Lower Ohio Valley.

As a result of wind and downed trees dropping electricity lines, some 51,049 residents in Louisiana and 3,639 in Mississippi are reportedly without power.


 

Transport

Tropical Storm Barry will likely continue to cause ground, air, and maritime transport disruptions in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, southern Alabama, and southeast Texas, July 15. Traffic and trucking delays along regional highways are likely in the affected area. Some low-lying secondary and rural routes could become flooded and impassable. Authorities might temporarily close some roads and bridges, especially in coastal areas. Flight delays and cancellations could occur at airports serving cities across the region, including Gulfport-Biloxi (GPT), Jackson (JAN), Little Rock (LIT), and New Orleans (MSY).

 

Advice

Those with business interests or travel arrangements in the impacted areas should closely monitor forecast updates over the coming days. Review and be prepared to implement business continuity measures. Stockpile emergency supplies, including bottled water, nonperishable food, batteries, and first aid supplies. Confirm all transport reservations.
 


Warning Alert effective July 14 16:28 GMT: Tropical Storm Barry tracking north, losing intensity after landfall on US Gulf Coast, as of 1000 CDT July 14.

 

The locations affected by this alert are:

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Monroe, Louisiana
  • Greenville, Mississippi
  • Longview, Texas
  • Houma, Louisiana
  • Morgan City-Amelia, Louisiana
  • New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Columbus-Starkville, Mississippi
  • Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

 

Summary

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After losing intensity and being downgraded from hurricane level, Tropical Storm Barry is tracking north at around 15 km/h (9 mph) about 85 km (50 miles) south southeast of Shreveport, Louisiana, as of 1000 CDT July 14. Meteorologists expect the system to continue further northward over northwestern Louisiana during the day of July 14, crossing over into Arkansas the evening of July 14, and continuing north over the course of the day July 15. Long-range models suggest the system will continue tracking northward into parts of the central US as a tropical depression through July 17.
 

Weather Warnings

As of 1000 July 14, the following warnings, watches, and/or advisories have been issued in response to the storm:

  • Tropical Storm Warning:
    from Morgan City to Cameron

 

Evacuation Orders

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency July 10. Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for Plaquemines Parish from 0600 July 11, and for Grand Isle starting at 1200 July 11. In Lafourche Parish, mandatory evacuation orders were placed for Port Fourchon and areas south of Leon Theriot Lock. Other areas which were under mandatory evacuations in Louisiana were Lafitte, Crown Point, Barataria. Numerous offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as on-shore oil refineries in Barry's path, were evacuated. More evacuation orders are possible.

 

Hazardous Conditions

The storm has caused flooding in coastal areas due to rising waters. Water could reach 0.9-1.8 meters (3-6 feet) above ground between the mouth of the Atchafalaya River and Shell Beach; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground between Shell Beach and Biloxi, Mississippi; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground in Lake Pontchartrain; 0.3-1.5 meters (1-3 feet) above ground between Biloxi, Mississippi to the Mississippi-Alabama border.

Parts of south-central Louisiana and southwest Mississippi could receive up to 51 cm (20 inches) rain accumulations. Tornadoes are also possible through July 14 across parts of Louisiana, southern and western Mississippi, and southern and eastern Arkansas.

As a result of wind and downed trees dropping electricity lines, some 74,000 residents lost power due to the storm. Flash floods are also possible during the passage of the weather system.


 

Transport

Tropical Storm Barry continues to cause significant ground, air, and maritime transport disruptions in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, southern Alabama, and southern Arkansas as of July 14. Traffic and trucking delays along regional highways are likely in the affected area. Some low-lying secondary and rural routes could become flooded and impassable. Authorities might temporarily close some roads and bridges, especially in coastal areas. Flight delays and cancellations could occur at airports serving cities across the region, including Gulfport-Biloxi (GPT), Jackson (JAN), Little Rock (LIT), and New Orleans (MSY).

 

Advice

Those with business interests or travel arrangements in the impacted areas should closely monitor forecast updates over the coming days. Review and be prepared to implement business continuity measures. Stockpile emergency supplies, including bottled water, non-perishable food, batteries, and first aid supplies. Confirm all transport reservations.
 


Warning Alert effective July 13 21:54 GMT: Tropical Storm Barry tracking north northwest, losing intensity after landfall on US Gulf Coast, as of 1600 CDT July 13.

  • Incident: Tropical Storm Barry
  • Center of Circulation: Southern Louisiana
  • Maximum Sustained Winds: 56 kts (100 kph, 65 mph)
  • Affected Areas: Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, portions of eastern Texas 

 

Summary
 

After losing intensity and being downgraded from hurricane level, Tropical Storm Barry is tracking north northwest at around 11 km/h (7 mph) over southern Louisiana 30 km (20 miles) west southwest of Lafayette, Louisiana, as of 1600 CDT July 13. Meteorologists expect the system to continue further inland over the course of July 13 and make another turn towards north overnight July 13-14.

As expected, Tropical Storm Barry is losing intensity now that it has moved onshore, likely weakening to a tropical depression over central or northern Louisiana by early July 14. Long-range models suggest the system will continue tracking northward into parts of the central US as a tropical depression through July 17.


 

Weather Warnings

As of 1600 July 13, the following warnings, watches, and/or advisories have been issued in response to the storm:

  • Tropical Storm Warning:
    From the mouth of the Mississippi River to Sabine Pass
    Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New
    Orleans
  • Storm Surge Warnings:
    From Intracoastal City to Biloxi
    Lake Pontchartrain

 

Evacuation Orders

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency July 10. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for Plaquemines Parish starting at 0600 July 11, and for Grand Isle starting at 1200 July 11. In Lafourche Parish, mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Port Fourchon and areas south of Leon Theriot Lock. Other areas under mandatory evacuations in Louisiana are Lafitte, Crown Point, Barataria. Numerous offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as on-shore oil refineries in Barry's path, have been evacuated. More evacuation orders are likely.

 

Hazardous Conditions

The storm has caused flooding in coastal areas due to rising waters. Water could reach 0.9-1.8 meters (3-6 feet) above ground between the mouth of the Atchafalaya River and Shell Beach; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground between Shell Beach and Biloxi, Mississippi; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground between Intracoastal City and the mouth of the Atchafalaya River; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground in Lake Pontchartrain; 0.6-1.2 meters (2-4 feet) above ground between Biloxi, Mississippi to the Mississippi-Alabama border; and 0.3-1.5 meters (1-3 feet) above ground at Lake Maurepas.

Parts of Louisiana and southwest Mississippi could receive up to 51 cm (20 inches) rain accumulations, with isolated maximum amounts of 64 cm (25 inches).

As a result of wind and downed trees dropping electricity lines, some 74,000 residents have lost power due to the storm.


 

Transport

Tropical Storm Barry will cause significant ground, air, and maritime transport disruptions in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, southern Alabama, and southern Arkansas through at least July 14. Traffic and trucking delays along regional highways are likely in the affected area. Some low-lying secondary and rural routes could become flooded and impassable. Authorities might temporarily close some roads and bridges, especially in coastal areas. Flight delays and cancellations could occur at airports serving cities across the region, including Gulfport-Biloxi (GPT), Jackson (JAN), Little Rock (LIT), and New Orleans (MSY).

 

Advice

Those with business interests or travel arrangements in the impacted areas should closely monitor forecast updates over the coming days. Review and be prepared to implement business continuity measures. Stockpile emergency supplies, including bottled water, non-perishable food, batteries, and first aid supplies. Confirm all transport reservations.
 


Critical Alert effective July 13 00:01 GMT: Hurricane Barry makes landfall on US Gulf Coast over Marsh Island, La., as of 1000 July 13. Storm tracking northwest.

The locations affected by this alert are:

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Monroe, Louisiana
  • Greenville, Mississippi
  • Longview, Texas
  • Houma, Louisiana
  • Morgan City-Amelia, Louisiana
  • New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Columbus-Starkville, Mississippi
  • Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

 

Summary

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Hurricane Barry is tracking northwest at around 9 km/h (6 mph) over Marsh Island near the mouth of the Mississippi River 175 km (109 miles) west-southwest of New Orleans, as of 1000 July 13. Meteorologists expect the system to turn northwest over the course of July 13 and make another turn towards north overnight July 13-14.

Hurricane Barry is projected to lose intensity now that it has moved onshore, likely weakening to a tropical depression over central or northern Louisiana by early July 14. Long-range models suggest the system will continue tracking northward into parts of the central US as a tropical depression through July 17.

 

Weather Warnings

As of 1000 July 13, the following warnings, watches, and/or advisories have been issued in response to the storm:

  • Hurricane Warning:
    Intracoastal City to Grand Isle
  • Tropical Storm Warnings:
    From the Louisiana coast from Cameron to Sabine Pass
    From the mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle
    From Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New
    Orleans
    Intracoastal City to Sabine Pass
  • Storm Surge Warnings:
    From Intracoastal City to Biloxi
    On Lake Pontchartrain
  • Storm Surge Watch:
    From Biloxi to the Mississippi/Alabama border

 

Evacuation Orders

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency July 10. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for Plaquemines Parish starting at 0600 July 11, and for Grand Isle starting at 1200 July 11. In Lafourche Parish, mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Port Fourchon and areas south of Leon Theriot Lock. Other areas under mandatory evacuations in Louisiana are Lafitte, Crown Point, Barataria. Numerous offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as on-shore oil refineries in Barry's path, have been evacuated. More evacuation orders are likely.

 

Hazardous Conditions

The storm will likely cause flooding in coastal areas due to rising waters. Water could reach 0.9-1.8 meters (3-6 feet) above ground between the mouth of the Atchafalaya River and Shell Beach; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground between Shell Beach and Biloxi, Mississippi; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground between Intracoastal City and the mouth of the Atchafalaya River; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground in Lake Pontchartrain; 0.6-1.2 meters (2-4 feet) above ground between Biloxi, Mississippi to the Mississippi-Alabama border; and 0.3-1.5 meters (1-3 feet) above ground at Lake Maurepas.

Parts of Louisiana and southwest Mississippi could receive up to 51 cm (20 inches) rain accumulations, with isolated maximum amounts of 64 cm (25 inches).

Winds of up to 121 kph (75 mph) are expected early July 13 in areas under hurricane watch.


 

Transport

Tropical Storm Barry will likely cause significant ground, air, and maritime transport disruptions in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, southern Alabama, and southern Arkansas through at least July 14. Traffic and trucking delays along regional highways are likely in the affected area. Some low-lying secondary and rural routes could become flooded and impassable. Authorities might temporarily close some roads and bridges, especially in coastal areas. Flight delays and cancellations could occur at airports serving cities across the region, including Gulfport-Biloxi (GPT), Jackson (JAN), Little Rock (LIT), and New Orleans (MSY).

 

Advice

Those with business interests or travel arrangements in the impacted areas should closely monitor forecast updates over the coming days. Review and be prepared to implement business continuity measures in the event of landfall. Stockpile emergency supplies, including bottled water, non-perishable food, batteries, and first aid supplies. Home and business owners near the potential landfall site should be prepared to secure properties with necessary mitigation materials (e.g., storm shutters) well before the storm comes onshore. Confirm all transport reservations.

 


Warning Alert effective July 13 00:001 GMT: TS Barry tracking west-northwest in US Gulf Coast, July 12. Landfall as hurricane likely at Marsh Island, La., early July 13.

The locations affected by this alert are:

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Monroe, Louisiana
  • Greenville, Mississippi
  • Longview, Texas
  • Houma, Louisiana
  • Morgan City-Amelia, Louisiana
  • New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Columbus-Starkville, Mississippi
  • Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

This alert began 13 Jul 2019 00:01 GMT and is scheduled to expire 13 Jul 2019 23:59 GMT.

  • Incident: Tropical Storm Barry
  • Center of Circulation: Approximately 160 km (100 miles) southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River
  • Maximum Sustained Winds: 55 kts (105 kph, 65 mph)
  • Projected Landfall (Date): Marsh Island, Louisiana (Early July 13)
  • Affected Areas: Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, portions of eastern Texas 

Summary
Tropical Storm Barry is tracking west-northwest off the US coast in the northern Gulf of Mexico, July 12. As of 2200 CDT, the center of circulation was approximately 195 km (121 miles) west southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River, and 125 km (77 miles) south of Morgan City, Louisiana. Meteorologists expect the system to turn northwest overnight July 12-13 and another turn towards north overnight July 13-14. Forecast models indicate that the storm will continue to strengthen over the next 24-30 hours, potentially making landfall as a hurricane near Marsh Island, Louisiana, early July 13.

Tropical Storm Barry is projected to lose intensity rapidly after it moves onshore, likely weakening to a tropical depression over central or northern Louisiana by early July 14. Long-range models suggest the system will continue tracking northward into parts of the central US as a tropical depression through July 17.

Weather Warnings
As of late July 12, the following warnings, watches, and/or advisories have been issued in response to the storm:

  • Tropical Storm Warning: From the mouth of the Pearl River to Cameron, Louisiana
  • Storm Surge Warning: From Intracoastal City to Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana
  • Storm Surge Watch: From Biloxi, Mississippi to the Mississippi-Alabama border
  • Hurricane Watch: From the mouth of the Mississippi River to Cameron, Louisiana
  • Tropical Storm Watch: From east of the mouth of the Pearl River on the Louisiana-Mississippi border to the Mississippi-Alabama border

 

Evacuation Orders
 

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency July 10. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for Plaquemines Parish starting at 0600 July 11, and for Grand Isle starting at 1200 July 11. In Lafourche Parish, mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Port Fourchon and areas south of Leon Theriot Lock. Other areas under mandatory evacuations in Louisiana are Lafitte, Crown Point, Barataria. Numerous offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as on-shore oil refineries in Barry's path, have been evacuated. More evacuation orders are likely.

 

Hazardous Conditions
 

The storm will likely cause flooding in coastal areas due to rising waters. Water could reach 0.9-1.8 meters (3-6 feet) above ground between the mouth of the Atchafalaya River and Shell Beach; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground between Shell Beach and Biloxi, Mississippi; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground between Intracoastal City and the mouth of the Atchafalaya River; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground in Lake Pontchartrain; 0.6-1.2 meters (2-4 feet) above ground between Biloxi, Mississippi to the Mississippi-Alabama border; and 0.3-1.5 meters (1-3 feet) above ground at Lake Maurepas.

Parts of Louisiana and southwest Mississippi could receive up to 51 cm (20 inches) rain accumulations, with isolated maximum amounts of 64 cm (25 inches).

Winds of up to 121 kph (75 mph) are expected early July 13 in areas under hurricane watch.


 

Transport

Tropical Storm Barry will likely cause significant ground, air, and maritime transport disruptions in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, southern Alabama, and southern Arkansas through at least July 14. Traffic and trucking delays along regional highways are likely in the affected area. Some low-lying secondary and rural routes could become flooded and impassable. Authorities might temporarily close some roads and bridges, especially in coastal areas. Flight delays and cancellations could occur at airports serving cities across the region, including Gulfport-Biloxi (GPT), Jackson (JAN), Little Rock (LIT), and New Orleans (MSY).

 

Advice

Those with business interests or travel arrangements in the impacted areas should closely monitor forecast updates over the coming days. Review and be prepared to implement business continuity measures in the event of landfall. Stockpile emergency supplies, including bottled water, non-perishable food, batteries, and first aid supplies. Home and business owners near the potential landfall site should be prepared to secure properties with necessary mitigation materials (e.g., storm shutters) well before the storm comes onshore. Confirm all transport reservations.

 


Warning Alert effective July 12 17:53 GMT: TS Barry tracking west-northwest in US Gulf Coast, July 12. Landfall as hurricane likely at Marsh Island, La., July 13.

The locations affected by this alert are:

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Monroe, Louisiana
  • Greenville, Mississippi
  • Longview, Texas
  • Houma, Louisiana
  • Morgan City-Amelia, Louisiana
  • New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Columbus-Starkville, Mississippi
  • Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

This alert began 12 Jul 2019 17:53 GMT and is scheduled to expire 17 Jul 2019 23:59 GMT.

  • Incident: Tropical Storm Barry
  • Center of Circulation: Approximately 160 km (100 miles) southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River
  • Maximum Sustained Winds: 55 kts (105 kph, 65 mph)
  • Projected Landfall (Date): Marsh Island, Louisiana (Early July 13)
  • Affected Areas: Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, portions of eastern Texas 

 

Summary

Tropical Storm Barry is tracking west-northwest off the US coast in the northern Gulf of Mexico, July 12. As of 1000 CDT, the center of circulation was approximately 160 km (100 miles) southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River, and 185 km (115 miles) south-southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana. Meteorologists expect the system to turn northwest late July 12. Forecast models indicate that the storm will continue to strengthen over the next 24-30 hours, potentially making landfall as a hurricane near Marsh Island, Louisiana, early July 13.

Tropical Storm Barry is projected to lose intensity rapidly after it moves onshore, likely weakening to a tropical depression over central or northern Louisiana by early July 14. Long-range models suggest the system will continue tracking northward into parts of the central US as a tropical depression through July 17.


 

Weather Warnings

As of early July 12, the following warnings, watches, and/or advisories have been issued in response to the storm:

  • Tropical Storm Warning: From the mouth of the Pearl River to Cameron, Louisiana
  • Storm Surge Warning: From Intracoastal City to Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana
  • Storm Surge Watch: From Biloxi, Mississippi to the Mississippi-Alabama border
  • Hurricane Watch: From the mouth of the Mississippi River to Cameron, Louisiana
  • Tropical Storm Watch: From east of the mouth of the Pearl River on the Louisiana-Mississippi border to the Mississippi-Alabama border

 

Evacuation Orders

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency July 10. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for Plaquemines Parish starting at 0600 July 11, and for Grand Isle starting at 1200 July 11. In Lafourche Parish, mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Port Fourchon and areas south of Leon Theriot Lock. Other areas under mandatory evacuations in Louisiana are Lafitte, Crown Point, Barataria. Numerous offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as on-shore oil refineries in Barry's path, have been evacuated. More evacuation orders are likely.

 

Hazardous Conditions

The storm will likely cause flooding in coastal areas due to rising waters. Water could reach 0.9-1.8 meters (3-6 feet) above ground between the mouth of the Atchafalaya River and Shell Beach; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground between Shell Beach and Biloxi, Mississippi; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground between Intracoastal City and the mouth of the Atchafalaya River; 0.9-1.5 meters (3-5 feet) above ground in Lake Pontchartrain; 0.6-1.2 meters (2-4 feet) above ground between Biloxi, Mississippi to the Mississippi-Alabama border; and 0.3-1.5 meters (1-3 feet) above ground at Lake Maurepas.

Parts of Louisiana and southwest Mississippi could receive up to 51 cm (20 inches) rain accumulations, with isolated maximum amounts of 64 cm (25 inches).

Winds of up to 121 kph (75 mph) are expected early July 13 in areas under hurricane watch.


 

Transport

Tropical Storm Barry will likely cause significant ground, air, and maritime transport disruptions in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, southern Alabama, and southern Arkansas through at least July 14. Traffic and trucking delays along regional highways are likely in the affected area. Some low-lying secondary and rural routes could become flooded and impassable. Authorities might temporarily close some roads and bridges, especially in coastal areas. Flight delays and cancellations could occur at airports serving cities across the region, including Gulfport-Biloxi (GPT), Jackson (JAN), Little Rock (LIT), and New Orleans (MSY).

 

Advice

Those with business interests or travel arrangements in the impacted areas should closely monitor forecast updates over the coming days. Review and be prepared to implement business continuity measures in the event of landfall. Stockpile emergency supplies, including bottled water, non-perishable food, batteries, and first aid supplies. Home and business owners near the potential landfall site should be prepared to secure properties with necessary mitigation materials (e.g., storm shutters) well before the storm comes onshore. Confirm all transport reservations.

 


Warning Alert effective July 11 20:04 GMT: Tropical Storm Barry forms off US Gulf Coast, July 11. Landfall as hurricane likely in Terrebonne Parish, La., July 13.

The locations affected by this alert are:

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama
  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Monroe, Louisiana
  • Greenville, Mississippi
  • Longview, Texas
  • Houma, Louisiana
  • Morgan City-Amelia, Louisiana
  • New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Columbus-Starkville, Mississippi
  • Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

This alert began 11 Jul 2019 20:04 GMT and is scheduled to expire 14 Jul 2019 23:59 GMT.

  • Incident: Tropical Storm Barry
  • Center of Circulation: Approximately 150 km (95 miles) south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River
  • Maximum Sustained Winds: 35 kts (65 kph, 40 mph)
  • Projected Landfall (Date): Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana (Late July 12-Early July 13)
  • Affected Areas: Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas 

 

Summary

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Tropical Storm Barry formed from an earlier tropical disturbance in the northern Gulf of Mexico, July 11, and is continuing to track west. As of 1000 CDT, the center of circulation was approximately 150 km (95 miles) south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, and 320 km (200 miles) southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana. Meteorologists expect the system to turn west-northwest late July 11. Forecast models indicate that the storm will continue to strengthen over the next 48 hours, potentially making landfall as a hurricane in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, late July 12 or early July 13.

Tropical Storm Barry is projected to lose intensity rapidly after it moves onshore, likely weakening to a tropical depression over northern Louisiana or southern Arkansas by July 14. Long-range models suggest the system will continue tracking northward into parts of the central US as a tropical depression through July 16.

 

Weather Warnings

As of early July 11, the following warnings, watches, and/or advisories have been issued in response to the storm:

  • Tropical Storm Warning: From the mouth of the Pearl River to Morgan City, Louisiana
  • Storm Surge Warning: From the mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Shell Beach, Louisiana
  • Storm Surge Watch: From Shell Beach, Louisiana to the Mississippi-Alabama border, and from the mouth of the Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City, Louisiana
  • Hurricane Watch: From the mouth of the Mississippi River to Cameron, Louisiana
  • Tropical Storm Watch: From east of the mouth of the Pearl River on the Louisiana-Mississippi border to the Mississippi-Alabama border; and for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, including the Metropolitan Area of New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Evacuation Orders

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency July 10. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for Plaquemines Parish starting at 0600 July 11, and for Grand Isle starting at 1200 July 11. Other areas under mandatory evacuations in Louisiana are Lafitte, Crown Point, and Barataria. Numerous offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as on-shore oil refineries, in Barry's path have been evacuated. More evacuation orders are likely.

 

Hazardous Conditions

The storm will likely cause flooding in coastal areas due to rising waters. Water could reach 0.9-1.8 meters (3-6 feet) above ground between the mouth of the Atchafalaya River and Shell Beach; 0.6-1.2 meters (2-4 feet) above ground between Shell Beach and the Mississippi-Alabama border; 0.6-1.2 meters (2-4 feet) above ground between Intracoastal City and the mouth of the Atchafalaya River; and 0.3-0.9 meters (1-3 feet) above ground in Lake Pontchartrain.

Rain accumulations could be between 25-38 cm (10-15 inches) in the central Gulf Coast, while parts of Louisiana and southern Mississippi could receive up to 51 cm (20 inches).

Winds of up to 150 kph (90 mph) are expected in areas under tropical storm warnings and watches by July 12 and early July 13 respectively. Stronger winds are possible late July 12 in areas under hurricane watch.


 

Transport

Tropical Storm Barry will likely cause significant ground, air, and maritime transport disruptions in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, southern Alabama, and southern Arkansas through at least July 14. Traffic and trucking delays along regional highways are likely in the affected area. Some low-lying secondary and rural routes could become flooded and impassable. Authorities might temporarily close some roads and bridges, especially in coastal areas. Flight delays and cancellations could occur at airports serving cities across the region, including Gulfport-Biloxi (GPT), Jackson (JAN), Little Rock (LIT), and New Orleans (MSY).

 

Advice

Those with business interests or travel arrangements in the impacted areas should closely monitor forecast updates over the coming days. Review and be prepared to implement business continuity measures in the event of landfall. Stockpile emergency supplies, including bottled water, non-perishable food, batteries, and first aid supplies. Home and business owners near the potential landfall site should be prepared to secure properties with necessary mitigation materials (e.g., storm shutters) well before the storm comes onshore. Confirm all transport reservations.
 


Warning Alert effective 15:06 GMT: Heavy rainfall is forecast along the US Gulf Coast, July 10-14. Tropical depression likely; plan for travel disruptions.

The locations affected by this alert are:

  • Houston, Texas
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Tallahassee, Florida
  • Pensacola, Florida
  • Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Destin, Florida
  • Panama City, Florida
  • Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida
  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
  • Houma, Louisiana
  • Galveston-Texas City, Texas
  • Morgan City-Amelia, Louisiana
  • New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Pascagoula, Mississippi

This alert began 09 Jul 2019 15:06 GMT and is scheduled to expire 14 Jul 2019 23:59 GMT.

 

Summary

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A low-pressure area located in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to strengthen into a tropical depression, and a possible tropical storm, by late July 10 or early July 11. Uncertainty still exists on the storm's strength and specific area of impact; however, the system is forecast to deliver rounds of heavy rainfall in much of the US Gulf Coast through at least July 14, including the upper Texas coast, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and western Florida. The National Weather Service will likely issue flash/areal flood watches and warnings for parts of the affected area in the coming days.

Heavy rainfall will likely produce dangerous flash and areal flooding in low-lying communities near creeks, rivers, streams, and other bodies of water along the storm's path. Rising water moving inland from the coastline could also create a potential for life-threatening inundation in areas under storm surge warnings.

 

 

Transport

The heavy rainfall and potential flooding will probably contribute to ground and air transport disruptions in the affected area through July 14. Expect traffic and trucking delays along regional highways, including on portions of the I-10, I-12, I-45, I-49, I-55, I-59, I-65, and I-75, corridors. Some low-lying secondary and rural routes could become flooded. Authorities might temporarily close some roads and bridges. Flight delays and cancellations could occur at regional airports, including - but not limited to - those serving Gulfport-Biloxi (GPT), Mobile (MOB), New Orleans (MSY), Pensacola (PNS), Tallahassee (TLH), and Tampa (TPA).

 

Advice

Seek updated information on road conditions if driving in areas where heavy rainfall or flooding is ongoing. Allow extra time to reach destinations due to possible detours and congestion on roadways. Do not attempt to drive on flooded roads. Stay away from all rivers, creeks, streams, and other watercourses. Plan accordingly for cargo delivery delays and potential supply chain disruptions. Charge battery-powered devices in case prolonged electricity outages occur. Be prepared to move quickly to shelter if tornado warnings are issued. Confirm flights.

 

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