Saturday, July 13, 2019

Tracking Tropical Storm Barry

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) advises that Tropical Storm Barry has become a hurricane as it approaches Louisiana. They warn of "dangerous storm surge, heavy rains, and wind conditions occurring across the north-central Gulf Coast".

For the latest news on Tropical Storm Barry from the NHC refer to:

The NHC's public advisory on Hurricane Barry
The NHC's forecast advisory on Hurricane Barry
The NHC's forecast discussion on Hurricane Barry

CNN has compiled a number of resources related to the progress of Tropical Storm Barry. These include a storm tracking map, the latest satellite imagery and a number of forecast maps showing the predicted levels of precipitation, storm surges and wind speeds. The storm tracker interactive map shows the predicted path of Tropical Storm Barry and the estimated arrival times along its predicted path.

The National Weather Service says that the slow progress of the storm will bring a threat of flooding "along the central Gulf Coast, across portions of the Mississippi Valley and north into the Tennessee Valley." You can view where the NWS has current alerts in place on the National Weather Service map. Just click on any of the colored sections on the map to read the latest NWS alert for that location.

You can also follow Tropical Storm Barry on the Earth animated map. Earth animates the latest wind, precipitation and other weather conditions on an interactive map. Just click on the Earth logo to change the visualized weather layer or to switch to a different map projection.

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