Tropical Storm Barry Forms In Gulf, Could Become Hurricane

Jul 11, 2019
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Tropical Storm Barry formed off the coast of Louisiana on Thursday and threatened to blow ashore as a hurricane with drenching rains that could test the flood-control improvements made in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago.

Forecasters said the first hurricane of the Atlantic season could hit the state's swampy southern tip on Friday, with the biggest danger posed not by the wind but by downpours that could go on for hours.

Tropical Weather Updates

Jul 11, 2019


Louisiana National Guard

  • Nearly 3,000 Louisiana National Guard soldiers remain deployed around the state and ready to assist in emergency response situations. 

Department of Transportation and Development

  • Motorist Assistance Patrol trucks will continue extended 24-hour operations on US 90 between Lafayette and Houma. 

Louisiana State Police

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Carnival Cruise Line says it rerouted a cruise ship headed to New Orleans because of the potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Miami-based company says the more than 3,700-passenger Carnival Valor was sent to Mobile, Alabama, in the interest of safety. A company statement notes that coastal Louisiana is under a hurricane watch and water levels are high on the Mississippi River.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson tweeted a welcome to Valor passengers and a photo of the ship docked in Mobile on Thursday.

Louisiana Braces For Slow-moving Possible Weekend Hurricane

Jul 11, 2019
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 A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi — the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like the one that unexpectedly walloped New Orleans on Wednesday.

Hurricane Michael left path of destruction, isn't done yet

Oct 11, 2018

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The third-most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in recorded history left a wide path of destruction across Florida and Georgia, destroying homes and shopping centers and felling trees that killed at least two people. And it's not done yet. Hurricane Michael finally weakened to a tropical storm on Thursday, no longer a Category 4 monster packing 155 mph (250 kph) winds.


Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 PM EDT Tue Sep 11 2018 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Florence, located over the west-central Atlantic Ocean, on Hurricane Helene, located over the eastern Atlantic, and on Tropical Storm Isaac, located several hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles.


Tropical Depression Gordon will shift north of the area today but decent rain chances will continue. Temperatures will be in the upper 80's with the threat for flash flooding remaining for upper portions of the ArkLaMiss Delta through the day today.

Tropical Storm Nate Aims at Gulf Coast

Oct 4, 2017
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | /

Tropical Storm Nate formed in the southwestern part of the Caribbean Sea Wednesday morning and is moving north. Nate is hovering over Nicaragua and Honduras today but will soon be back over the warm waters.

The storm is still disorganized but should have more favorable conditions to develop once it emerges back over water. It is now predicted to become a hurricane and strike the gulf coast by the later part of the weekend and into early next week. 

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies · Space Science and Engineering Center / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Watch Hurricane Irma via live cam on St. Barth at Port de Gustavia.  The forecast calls for a 100% chance of rain with 121 mph winds.

Video via youtube.