Thursday, July 11, 2019

Potential Tropical Storm Barry to Impact Gulf Coast With Severe Flooding, Surge, Wind Threats; Hurricane Watch Issued

July 10, 2019 11pm

At a Glance

An area of low pressure is likely to develop in the northern Gulf of Mexico.It will eventually strengthen into Tropical Storm Barry and may become a hurricane before landfall this weekend.Hurricane, tropical storm and storm-surge watches have been issued on the northern Gulf Coast.The track of future Barry remains a bit uncertain.A major threat of rainfall flooding is in play over the northern Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley.Storm-surge flooding is also likely, particularly to the east of future Barry's track.


Gulf water is warmer than average for early July, with sea-surface temperatures from 84 to 88 degrees, and according to an analysis from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, there is no appreciable wind shear over the Gulf of Mexico that could prevent a tropical depression or storm from forming.


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