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1 p.m. Notes on Barry: Barry Has Made Landfall, Back Down to Tropical Storm Strength Now; Heavy Rain Affecting a Wide Area Including Alabama

| July 13, 2019 @ 1:19 pm

Regional Radar at 1:15 p.m.

The center of Hurricane Barry has moved onshore over southern Louisiana over Vermillion Bay near Intracoastal City.

Visible satellite image of the Southeast at 1:15 p.m.

The hurricane is very asymmetrical, with nearly all the activity on the southern and eastern side of the storm. A large area of heavy rain extends out of the Gulf across southeastern Louisiana from Houma to New Orleans then into southern Mississippi from the coast to near I-20 between Forest and Meridian. The heavy rain extends into Alabama. Flash flood warnings have just been issued for Mobile, Baldwin, and Escambia Counties. 2.83 inches of rain so far at Mobile, including nearly two inches in the past 6 hours.

Heavy rain showers extend all the way up I-65 to the Birmingham Metro area. The rain is a highly concentrated tropical rainfall, dense with lots of droplets. It can put down heavy amounts quickly.

Reports from the Gulf Coast:
CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
N.O. INTL ARPT LGT RAIN 79 73 82 SE22G32 29.84S
N.O. LAKEFRONT PTSUNNY 79 74 84 S21G29 29.87S
N.O. DOWNTOWN* CLOUDY 80 73 79 S20G35 29.87S
HOUMA* PTSUNNY 75 73 94 S32G46 29.79S
BATON ROUGE RAIN 73 71 93 SE26G47 29.75R FOG
NEW ROADS* LGT RAIN 72 72 100 E29G45 29.71R
MCCOMB LGT RAIN 75 72 90 SE18G37 29.90R FOG

Alabama/Northwest Florida reports:
CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
MOBILE REG APT LGT RAIN 75 75 100 S6 30.03S VSB 1
BROOKLEY FIELD RAIN 77 75 93 CALM 30.04R FOG
GULF SHORES CLOUDY 85 78 79 SE10G22 30.02R HX 97
PENSACOLA CLOUDY 85 81 88 S23G29 30.03R HX 100
DESTIN CLOUDY 87 78 74 SE15G21 30.06R HX 100
PANAMA CITY FAIR 88 76 67 SE16G28 30.08S HX 99

The peak sustained wind so far across southeastern Louisiana was 66 mph at Dulac in Terrebonne Parish south of Houma.

Flooding is ongoing across the low lying parishes of southeastern Louisiana. LA-1 to Grand Isle is now flooded and the community is cut off. The U.S. Coast Guard did have to rescue 11 people from their flooded homes in Ile de Jean in southern Terrebonne Parish, in a voluntary evacuation area.

Heavy rains of 10-14 inches will fall east of the center across southeastern Louisiana into southern Mississippi. Fortunately, the new Orleans area is expected to receive around 3-5 inches, which the city’s pumps should be able to handle. This makes the forecasted crests on the Mississippi River lower than the dire ones issued Thursday and Friday. The Carrollton Gauge in New Orleans is forecast now to crest at 17.1′, down from the 19′ forecast yesterday. No overtopping of levees is expected.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Tropical

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