|Tropical Storm Barry||Winds: 55 kt|
|Pressure: 997 mbar|
|Advisory 12 / 4:00 PM CDT Sat Jul 13 2019|
Barry made landfall this afternoon around 17z as a Category 1 hurricane. Since that time, the storm's low-level center has continued to move inland. While this center is exposed, with associated deep convective activity confined to the Louisiana coastline and out over the Gulf of Mexico, recent surface observations support an initial intensity of 55kt.
As expected, the storm has been slow to lose strength over the marshes of Louisiana. However, a more brisk weakening pace is expected beginning in a few hours as Barry ventures deeper into the United States. Degeneration should occur in about 36 hours from now, with dissipation around day 4. The cyclone has moved north-northwest today toward a weakness in the mid-level ridge to its north. This trajectory may even become strictly north over the next few hours, and a general north-northwest to north track should continue for the rest of Barry's time as a tropical cyclone. After day three, the remnants of the system should turn north-northeast into the mid-latitude westerlies before dissipating.
FORECAST MAX WINDS
INIT 13/2100Z 55 KT 65 MPH...INLAND
12H 14/0600Z 45 KT 50 MPH...INLAND
24H 14/1800Z 30 KT 35 MPH...INLAND
36H 15/0600Z 25 KT 30 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
48H 15/1800Z 20 KT 25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
72H 16/1800Z 15 KT 20 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW96H 17/1800Z...DISSIPATED