Recap of Hurricane Barry
Barry originated from a cluster of thunderstorms in the Plains around the fourth of July. This cluster of storms started a spinning formation which eventually moved into the Gulf of Mexico. Barry made landfall along the Louisiana coast as a Category 1 hurricane on July 13, 2019. This caused extremely heavy rainfall and flooding in Louisiana and Arkansas. In fact, Arkansas may have set a new state record for the most rainfall from a tropical cyclone. The peak storm surge inundation occurred where Barry made landfall creating a surge of 6 to 7 feet above normal high tide level. The strongest winds were generally east and south of the center of the hurricane near the Gulf coast. Luckily Barry was only briefly categorized as a hurricane and did not cause any catastrophic damages.