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ONCE TROPICAL STORM BARRY DISSIPATES

NOAA satellite image of remnants of the once Tropical Storm Barry.August 7, 2001 — At 11 a.m. EDT, the center of the low once associated with Barry was located over Memphis, Tenn. The center of the system has been moving to the northwest at 9 mph over the past 12 hours, according to NOAA's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center. The system is expected to drift slower to the northwest curving more to the west with time taking the dissipating center through the state of Arkansas during the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds in its weak circulation are 10 mph. The minimum central pressure has risen to 1017 Mb, 30.03 inches. (Click on NOAA image for larger view of the remnants of Barry taken by NOAA's GOES-8 satellite at 12:45 EDT Tuesday, Aug. 7. Click here for latest satellite image.)

River flood warnings are in effect for the Alafta River near Lithia, Fla, the St. Marks River near Newport, Fla., and the Myakka River at Myakka state park in Florida. A flash flood watch remains for Florida's big bend through Tuesday afternoon.

Over the 24-hour period ending at 8 a.m. EDT, Doppler radar estimates just over 8 inches of rain fell to the northeast of Tallahassee. A secondary maximum of 4 inches was spotted near Chipley, Fla. Farther inland an area of 3 inches of rain fell across central Alabama. Tuesday morning the only rains noted with the remnant low are some scattered showers across southwest Tennessee, northern Mississippi and northeast Arkansas.

Over the past 48 hours the city of Tallahassee is estimated to have received 12 inches of rain, according to Doppler radar estimates. Below are the 24-hour rain totals ending at 8 a.m. EDT and a list of three-day storm totals for observation sites in north Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

Selected 24-hour rainfall amounts include:

Tallahassee, Fla.......................4.28
Maxwell AFB/Montgomery, Ala......2.74
Shelby County Airport, Ala..........2.31
Ozark, Ala................................1.67
Mariana, Fla.............................1.63
Troy, Ala.................................1.61
Birmingham, Ala........................1.39
Selma, Ala...............................1.20
Pinson, Ala..............................1.19
Montgomery, Ala......................1.10
Tupelo, Miss.............................1.04

Three day storm totals for Barry ending at 8 a.m. EDT:

Tallahassee, Fla......................8.91
Tyndall AFB/Panama City..........8.68
Apalachicola, Fla.....................6.40
Panama city, Fla.....................5.19
St. Augustine, Fla...................4.24
Troy, Ala...............................4.05
Ozark, Ala..............................3.50
Maxwell AFB/Montgomery, Ala....3.21
Valdosta, Ga...........................2.39
Tupelo, Miss...........................1.08

An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts, is possible to the right of the track mainly over southwestern Tennessee and northeast Arkansas over the next 24 hours. Some heavy rain remains possible across the eastern Florida panhandle mainly in the diffluent upper flow between Barry and an upper low to the east.

This will be the last storm summary from NOAA on the remains of Barry.

For storm information for specific areas of the USA, please monitor products issued by National Weather Service local forecast offices.

Relevant Web Sites
NOAA's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center — Get the latest excessive rainfall forecasts

NOAA's National Weather Service Southern Region

NOAA's Tornadoes Page


NOAA Satellite Images — The latest satellite views

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NOAA 3-D Satellite Images


NOAA's Storm Watch — Get the latest severe weather information across the USA

NOAA's National Hurricane Center — Get the latest advisories here

Climate Watch, June 2001 — Rainfall and Flooding from Tropical Storm Allison

National Weather Warnings

NOAA's Drought Assessment

NOAA's Summer Outlook

Latest Seasonal Outlook

2001 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook

USA Weather Threats

NOAA's River Forecast Centers

NOAA's Hydrologic Information Center

River Conditions from NOAA's Hydrologic Information Center — includes national graphic

NOAA's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services


NOAA's Flooding Page

NOAA Flood Satellite Images


Media Contact:
Ron Trumbla, National Weather Service Southern Region, (817) 978-1111 ext. 140