Barry made landfall as Category 1 hurricane
- Update The National Hurricane Center has issued its last advisory on Tropical Depression Barry, located inland near the Louisiana-Arkansas border. Future information on this system will be contained in public advisories issued by the NOAA Weather Prediction Center beginning at 10 PM CDT (15 July 2019, 12:00 a.m. UTC)
- Update Barry weakened to Tropical Depression. At 4:00 p.m. CDT (9:00 p.m. UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Barry was located by NOAA Doppler radars and surface observations near latitude 32.8 North, longitude 93.6 West. Life-threatening flash flooding expected along its path inland from Louisiana through portions of Arkansas, Mississippi,SE Missouri, and W Tennessee through at least Monday
- Update The primary threat for the next few days will be widespread heavy rainfall (14 July 2019, 4:00 p.m. UTC)
- Update TS Barry is Moving Northward Over Northwestern Louisiana (14 July 2019, 3:00 p.m. UTC)
- Update Tropical Storm Barry remains a significant flooding threat for the Lower Mississippi Valley into the Mid-South. There is a high risk of Flash Flooding today in portions of Louisiana (14 July 2019, 1:00 p.m. UTC)
- Update The storm made landfall near Intracoastal City, about 160 miles west of New Orleans, its winds fell to 70mph (Tropical Storm)
- Update: Barry strenghtened to Cat 1 hurricane, makes landfall along the Louisiana coast (N29°36'0", W92°0'0", 75mph, 10hPa - 3:55 p.m. UTC. Get total winds forecast here
Winds from Tropical Storm Barry reached Louisiana's coast Friday morning. Late afternoon, Barry was located about 70 miles south-southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana, and its maximum sustained winds were 65 mph.
Barry is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h) and is expected to make landfall, possibly as a hurricane, on Saturday morning.
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 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.
An oil rig located southwest of the Mouth of the Mississippi River recently reported sustained winds of 74 mph and a wind gust of 85 mph at an elevation of 295 ft.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 993 mb (29.33 inches).
(Tropical Storm Barry Advisory Number 10 - 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC)
Damaging wind isn’t the only threat a hurricane or a tropical storm can bring
Barry is expected to bring heavy rains and a dangerous storm surge to Louisiana. Storm surge and flooding can be just as damaging as high winds. 10-20 inches are expected to fall in parts of Louisiana and southwest Mississippi, some areas could see up to 25 inches of rain.
Federal emergency was declared for the state as crews prepare for storm surge.
Flooding in Dauphin Island’s West End
Flooding is already occurring on roads in Dauphin Island’s West End ahead of Barry's landfall.
The road to Grand Isle
Watches and warnings in effect
- Intracoastal City to Grand Isle
Tropical Storm Warning
- Mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle
- Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New
- Intracoastal City to Cameron
Storm Surge Warning
- Intracoastal City to Biloxi
- Lake Pontchartrain
Storm Surge Watch
- Biloxi to the Mississippi/Alabama border
- Mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle
- Intracoastal City to Cameron
Tropical Storm Watch
- East of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border
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