NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM BARRY NOON FRIDAY 12TH JULY 2019

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July 12, 2019

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM BARRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF

METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT NOON FRIDAY, 12TH JULY 2019.

… TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS SPREADING ACROSS PORTIONS OF

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA…….

AT 11:00 AM EDT, TROPICAL STORM BARRY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.4°NORTH

AND LONGITUDE 90.6° WEST OR ABOUT 105 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE MOUTH

OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND 100 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MORGAN CITY

LOUISIANA.

BARRY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT 5 MILES PER HOUR AND A

MOTION TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATER TODAY, FOLLOWED

BY A TURN TOWARDS THE NORTH ON SATURDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE

CENTER OF BARRY WILL APPROACH THE CENTRAL OR SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF

LOUISIANA TONIGHT AND THEN MAKE LANDFALL OVER CENTRAL LOUISIANA COAST ON

SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED BEFORE LANDFALL AND BARRY IS EXPECTED TO BECOME

A HURRICANE WHEN THE CENTER REACHES THE LOUISIANA COAST.

THIS SYSTEM POSES NO THREAT TO THE BAHAMAS.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6PM FRIDAY 12TH JULY 2019.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: PATRICIA WEEKS 12 July, 2019

News date : 07/12/2019    Category : Press Releases, Weather

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