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News Item on Tropical Storm Barry at 5AM
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Jul 13, 2019 - 6:28:48 AM

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AT 5:00 AM EST, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BARRY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.1 NORTH, LONGITUDE 91.8 WEST OR 55 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA. BARRY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH.  A MOTION TOWARD THE NORTHWEST SHOULD BEGIN SOON, FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH TONIGHT OR SUNDAY.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF BARRY WILL MAKE LANDFALL ALONG THE SOUTH-CENTRAL LOUISIANA COAST LATER TODAY.  AFTER LANDFALL, BARRY IS EXPECTED TO MOVE GENERALLY NORTHWARD THROUGH THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST BEFORE LANDFALL, AND BARRY IS EXPECTED TO BE A HURRICANE WHEN THE CENTER REACHES THE LOUISIANA COAST LATER TODAY.  STEADY WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AFTER BARRY MOVES INLAND.
THIS SYSTEM POSES NO THREAT TO THE BAHAMAS.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 12PM.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: SHEZELLE MATHER
SATURDAY 13TH JULY 2019 0945UTC

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