ONCE TROPICAL STORM BARRY DISSIPATES
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:
Three day storm totals for Barry ending at 8 a.m. EDT:
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.
For storm information for specific areas of the USA, please monitor products issued by National Weather Service local forecast offices.
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