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BAHAMAS: NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM BARRY 12PM THU 11 JULY 2019

#Nassau, July 11, 2019 – Bahamas – NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM BARRY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM THURSDAY, 11TH JULY 2019.

… DISTURBANCE BECOMES TROPICAL STORM BARRY…

…DANGEROUS STORM SURGE, HEAVY RAINS, AND WIND CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST…

AT 11:00 AM EDT, TROPICAL STORM BARRY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.8°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 88.7° WEST OR ABOUT 95 MILES SOUTHSOUTHEAST OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND 200 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA.

BARRY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 5 MILES PER HOUR, AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY. A TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWESTWARD IS EXPECTED TONIGHT, FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST ON FRIDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER OF BARRY WILL BE NEAR THE CENTRAL OR SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF LOUISIANA FRIDAY NIGHT OR SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 40 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO, AND BARRY COULD BECOME A HURRICANE LATE FRIDAY OR EARLY SATURDAY.

THIS SYSTEM POSES NO THREAT TO THE BAHAMAS.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6PM.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: KAYLINDA WARD-FORBES…….11 July, 2019 @ 1545 UTC

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