Tropical Depression Barry

By: KBTX Weather Email
By: KBTX Weather Email

It's official, Tropical Storm Barry, the second tropical storm of the 2013 hurricane season, has formed in the Bay of Campeche. The Air Force Reconnaissance Aircraft brought back data that supports the strengthening of tropical depression two. The system is expected to lose strength as it continues to move further in land. A look at the predicted path of the storm is below.

The main threat at this time continues to be heavy rainfall. Portions of Southern Mexico could experience significant flooding during the next couple of days.

4:00 pm Thursday Afternoon Update

Location: 19.6N 97.7W
Max Winds: 35MPH
Movement: West at 7MPH
Pressure: 1006 MB

Tropical Storm Barry has weakened to a tropical depression. The wind speeds have decreased to 35mph as the system continues to slowly move west. There could be a few wind gust up to Tropical Storm force but the winds are expected to calm down by this evening.

2:30 pm Thursday Afternoon Update

Location: 19.6N 97.4W
Max Winds: 40MPH
Movement: West at 8MPH
Pressure: 1005 MB

Tropical Storm Barry has gained speed since it has moved onshore, but it is expected to lose strength by tomorrow. Barry should be downgraded to a remnant low by tonight or tomorrow. The main threat will continue to be localized rainfall and flooding.
7am Thursday Morning Update

Official wording from the National Hurricane Center: The "center of Barry [is] very near the coast in the state of Veracruz Mexico."

Tropical Storm Barry has winds sustained at 45mph with a west movement at 3mph.

As of 7am, the center of Barry was at 19.6N 96.4W

Intensification is not expected -- due to the close proximity to land -- with this storm and weakening of the system is expected to be rapid after the center moves inland and interacts with the mountainous terrain of Southern Mexico. Barry is expected to dissipate within 24 hours or so.

Significant threats continue to be flooding and mudslides over a large area of Southern Mexico.

10:00PM Coordinate Update

Location: 19.6N 95.8W
Max Winds: 45MPH
Movement: West at 6MPH
Pressure: 1005 MB

4:00PM Coordinate Update

Location: 19.6N 95.2W
Max Winds: 40MPH
Movement: West at 6MPH
Pressure: 1005 MB

2:00PM Coordinate Update

Location: 19.6N 95.1W
Max Winds: 40MPH
Movement: West at 10MPH
Pressure: 1005 MB

The next update is expected around 10:00PM.

Current Forecast Cone from the National Hurricane Center

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