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Saturday, July 13, 2019

A storm approaching the Louisiana coast has strengthened into a category one hurricane, US officials say. Hurricane Barry is nearing landfall with sustained wind speeds of 75mph (120km/h) with higher gusts. The system is crawling north-west at a speed of just 6 mph, dumping heavy rainfall as it tracks inland.




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No point in issuing an evacuation order. No one listened during Katrina.

#1 | Posted by Spork at 2019-07-13 01:18 PM | Reply

1.5 million people evacuated for Katrina. That's no one?

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-13 01:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's the rain with this one.

The local forecaster has switched to using "feet" instead of "inches" when he describes the amount of rain that some places will receive.

Given that the Mississippi River is already at a high level because of the rains farther north, this added water sloshing around in it will not be helpful.

Here's a potential rainfall map. Aas you look at it, consider some areas have already had over a foot of rain...


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-13 02:43 PM | Reply

Speed of wind / speed of travel = inches of rain.

75 mph storm, 4 mph ground speed, you get around 19 inches of rain. Ground speed for this has dipped as low as 3mph so more like 25".

#4 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-13 06:33 PM | Reply

"Speed of wind / speed of travel = inches of rain."


#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-13 06:34 PM | Reply

Nashville had a weather anomaly in 2010, a 150 mile wide storm that stayed in place and dumped 13.5" of rain in 36 hours. The Cumberland River overflowed its banks by 20'. Hundreds of homes were completely submerged. We nearly bought a house 3 miles away a couple years before for the 7 acres and a horse barn. The creek next to it rose, and floodwaters completely covered the roof. We felt so fortunate that we hadn't bought and moved into that house, and that our house was unaffected.

#6 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-13 08:01 PM | Reply

Well..i'ts not like this is the first time a Barry has got all the ladies of Louisiana wet.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2019-07-13 09:10 PM | Reply

Back to tropical storm level but still an anomaly as far as Atlantic tropical storms go.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-07-13 11:43 PM | Reply

Check out the satellite view - news.emory.edu

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-14 01:12 AM | Reply

Just some wind and rain. In the late 90s I weathered a Force One hurricane aboard my sloop while at anchor [had three anchors out].

#10 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-07-15 12:44 PM | Reply

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