Barry Makes Landfall over South Central Louisiana
Barry was upgraded to minimal hurricane status at 11 am EDT Saturday, with top sustained winds of 75 mph. Barry's winds were estimated in the 69-75 mph range by the NEXRAD Doppler radar at Slidell, LA, and a station at Eugene Island reported sustained winds of 71 mph with a gust to 85 mph.
Barry’s storm surge was nearing its peak on Saturday morning, with levels near 5’ along the south-central coast of Louisiana. The Louisiana State University storm surge viewer for Barry showed that the highest surge from Barry as of 10 am CDT Saturday was 5.9’ at LAWMA-Amerada Pass in south-central Louisiana.