NEW ORLEANS – The 10 p.m.Saturday the counseling was released by the National Hurricane Center. New information in this notice:
– The winds of tropical storm Barry continued to decline, this time at 50 mph
– Barry's movement remains at 8 mph north-northwest after accelerating in the last hours
– The center of Barry is located 55 miles north of Lafayette
– The hurricane warning for the Louisiana coast was abandoned due to a tropical storm warning
– Barry became the first hurricane of the 2019 season Saturday morning
– That classification was of short duration, the landing weakened him in a tropical storm
– The storm hit like a hurricane near Intercoastal City, Louisiana.
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Starting at 10pm Saturday, Barry weakened again in a tropical storm with winds at 50 mph, which is down from the last warning. Moving northwest to 8 mph.
The pressure is still standing from this morning, at 1002 mb.
Earlier this afternoon, the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for the Louisiana coast from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle. A tropical storm warning is in effect for other areas including the New Orleans metropolitan area.
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The slow projected movement of the storm should help in its intensification. A longer time on the water will lead to a stronger storm. We do not need to set the temporal category – water is the title here.
In addition to freshwater floods, there will also be a dangerous threat of storm surges as the storm prepares to land late Friday and Saturday. The areas that could be affected by this will be southern and southeastern Louisiana.