Storm ‘Not A Threat To Bermuda At This Time’

July 12, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry is “not a threat to Bermuda” at this time, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach within 72 hours forecast to be 1338 nm west of Bermuda at 6am on Friday [July 12].

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

Tropical Storm Barry Bermuda July 12 2019 BWS

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 400 AM CDT [0900 UTC], the broad circulation center of Tropical Storm Barry was located near latitude 28.1 North, longitude 90.2 West.

“Barry is moving toward the west-northwest near 5 mph [7 km/h]. A track toward the northwest is expected to begin later today, followed by a turn toward the north on Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Barry will be near or over the central or southeastern coast of Louisiana tonight or Saturday, and then move inland into the Lower Mississippi Valley on Sunday.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

Tropical Storm Barry Bermuda July 12 2019 NHC

“Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft, a few hours ago, indicate that the maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph [85 km/h] with higher gusts.

“Some strengthening is expected during the next day or so, and Barry could become a hurricane tonight or early Saturday when the center is near the Louisiana coast. Weakening is expected after Barry moves inland. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles [280 km] to the east of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure estimated from a surface observations nearby was 1000 mb [29.53 inches].”

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