Hurricane Barbara Hits Mexico; Severe Weather Outbreak Continues in Midwest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:29 PM GMT on May 30, 2013

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The Eastern Pacific's Hurricane Barbara is still alive as a tropical depression at the edge of the Atlantic's Gulf of Mexico, and has the potential to gain new life as an Atlantic tropical cyclone later today. Barbara made landfall near 4 pm EDT (1 pm PDT) May 29, 2013, on Mexico's Bay of Tehuantepec coast, as a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds. The storm killed two people, and brought heavy rains of 16.02" (407mm) to Arriaga in the state of Chiapas in an 18-hour period. Barbara remains a serious rainfall threat today. The storm intensified remarkably rapidly, becoming a hurricane just 21 hours after it became a tropical depression. According to NOAA's Historical Hurricane Tracks website, only one other Eastern Pacific hurricane has ever made landfall in May--Category 1 Hurricane Agatha of 1971, which hit Mexico west of Acapulco. Barbara is just the 2nd hurricane ever to make landfall in the Bay of Tehuantepec (the other: Category 1 Hurricane Rick of 1997.) Barbara's formation date of May 28 was the 2nd earliest appearance of the Eastern Pacific's 2nd named storm of the year; the record earliest second storm of the year occurred just last year, on May 21, 2012 (Tropical Storm Bud.) The average date for the formation of the Eastern Pacific's 2nd storm is June 25. Barbara's landfall location was the most easterly on record for an East Pacific hurricane. Records of Eastern Pacific hurricanes go back to 1949, but aren't really reliable until 1966.


Figure 1. MODIS satellite image of Hurricane Barbara taken at 4:30 pm EDT on May 29, 2013. At the time, Barbara was making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.

Barbara survived its overnight crossing of Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec with its circulation intact, but lost nearly all of its heavy thunderstorm activity. This morning, the center of Barbara was located just inland from the southernmost waters of the Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche. Barbara was drifting northwest, towards open water, at 3 mph. With wind shear a moderate 10 - 20 knots over Barbara, the storm has the potential to be classified as an Atlantic tropical depression later today if its center emerges over water. However, latest satellite loops have shown a steady reduction in the storm's heavy thunderstorms this morning, and Barbara may lose its circulation before it has time take advantage of the Gulf of Mexico's warm waters. Since Barbara is a small storm, the moderate wind shear may be too great for it to withstand. None of the reliable computer models predict that Barbara will survive into Friday. If Barbara is able to re-intensify to a tropical storm, it would keep the name Barbara, becoming the first Atlantic storm ever to have an Eastern Pacific name. Formerly, Eastern Pacific storms crossing into the Atlantic would be given a new name, but a recent NHC policy change allows storms to keep their names when they cross from one ocean basin to another. If Barbara were to dissipate before reaching the Gulf, then its remnants regenerate into a tropical storm in the Gulf, it would be named Andrea. If you want to discuss this year's hurricane season via Twitter, AP will be doing a hurricane twitter chat today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. EDT: #APStormChat; the National Hurricane Center is doing a hurricane chat at 2 pm EDT: #HurriChat.

Double ocean tropical cyclones: a rare breed
According to the Hurricane FAQ, since 1923 there have been four East Pacific tropical storms or hurricanes that have maintained their circulations while crossing into the Atlantic Ocean, becoming tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean:

Northeast Pacific Tropical Storm Alma (May 2008) became a remnant low in the Atlantic, where it merged with another tropical wave which generated Atlantic Tropical Storm Arthur. Arthur hit Belize as a tropical storm, killing nine and doing $78 million in damage.

Northeast Pacific Hurricane Cosme became Atlantic Tropical Storm Allison in June 1989. Allison hit Texas as a tropical storm, and heavy rains from Allison--up to 30" in some regions of Texas and Louisiana--triggered floods that killed eleven people and did $1 billion in damage. (A later incarnation of Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 also hit Texas, and caused such extensive flooding that its name was retired.)

An unnamed Northeast Pacific Tropical Storm (September-October 1949) became Atlantic Hurricane (Storm #10) and hit Freeport, Texas as a Category 4 hurricane, killing two people.

An unnamed Northeast Pacific Tropical Storm (October 1923) became Atlantic Hurricane (Storm #6) and made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane in Louisiana.

There have been eight Atlantic tropical storms or hurricanes that have maintained their circulations while crossing into the East Pacific Ocean, and were then tropical storms in that ocean.


Figure 2. Severe weather outlook for Thursday, May 30, calls for a "Slight Risk" of severe weather over much of the Midwest. You can follow today's severe weather outbreak from our Severe Weather page.

Multi-day severe weather outbreak in the Midwest brings more tornadoes and flooding
It was an active day for tornadoes in the Midwest on Wednesday, with NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) logging 23 preliminary tornado reports. Twisters touched down in Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Wisconsin. The tornadoes missed heavily populated areas, and no injuries and only minor damage was reported. The latest forecast from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center call for a "Moderate Risk" of severe weather today (Thursday) over much of Oklahoma, with the potential for several strong EF-2 and EF-3 tornadoes.


Figure 3. Five-day rainfall forecast for the period ending at 7am EDT Tuesday, June 4, calls for very heavy rains of 3 - 5" over much of Missouri. Image credit: NOAA/HPC.

As discussed by wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt in his latest post, Some Phenomenal Rainfalls the Past Week in the U.S., the country has seen a lot of very heavy rainfall over the past week that has caused serious flooding. Of particular concern is Iowa, where Governor Terry Branstad issued a disaster proclamation on Tuesday for 13 Iowa counties, due to recent storms and flooding.The Iowa State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, announced on May 29th that this has been the wettest spring (March-May) on record for the state since records began 141 years ago. A state average of 16.4” has been preliminarily reported. The previous wettest spring was 15.5” way back in 1892. He warned that “Iowa is at a tipping point for a major flood event”. Rains of 1 - 2" are expected over Eastern Iowa the remainder of the this week, which will keep most rivers above flood stage. Another round of rains of 1 - 2" are likely on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, when the next storm system rolls through. That system also has the potential to bring a severe weather outbreak to the Midwest.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting daddyjames:


Yes, very happy that everything merged into squall lines, preventing any tornadoes from forming. Today is quite different where they were predicting formation of individual supercells, that potentially produce more tornadoes.

Sorry, your disappointed, but living here and knowing people in the regions that were under threat just a moment ago - I'm not sorry that things were disappointing yesterday.


I'm not disappointed at all. Although I can see how the post might have been interpreted as that. I've seen the horrendous destruction tornadoes inflict. But, if they're going to happen, they're going to happen. Same with hurricanes. And that's why people come on here.

No need to get morally superior about it.
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Quoting hydrus:
Banning is a team decision enforced by the " Mod " squad...No single Mod bans anyone...so i wuz told..:)


Has anyone tried to ban a mod from their blog?
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Quoting Dakster:
WunderAlertBot is not a person - it is the blog.

Resistance is futile.
Tractor beam bot.
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Quoting courageTX:
ok .. cut to the chase .. if whatever forms .. how long til north gulf coast landfall .. have to figure out if i have to stay in town (htown) or can leave for the weekend
Don't sweat it right now.I say wait till the storm actually forms and then think about your plans because the models could drop the storm all the same.
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157
WFUS54 KLZK 302134
TORLZK
ARC113-302215-
/O.NEW.KLZK.TO.W.0038.130530T2134Z-130530T2215Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
434 PM CDT THU MAY 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN POLK COUNTY IN WESTERN ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 515 PM CDT

* AT 431 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS SEVERE
STORM WAS LOCATED 2 MILES EAST OF WICKES...OR 17 MILES NORTH OF DE
QUEEN. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS SEVERE STORM MOVING NORTHEAST AT
30 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS STORM INCLUDE...
CANEY CREEK WILDERNESS... WICKES...
SHADY... HARTLEY...
COSSATOT RIVER STATE PARK...
BARD SPRINGS RECREATION AREA...
SHADY LAKE RECREATION AREA... HEATH VALLEY...
NAZARENE CAMPGROUND... LOST MTN...
WEST HANNA MTN... RASPBERRY MTN... NICHOLS MTN...
KATY MTN... HURRICANE KNOB... EAST HANNA MTN...
EAGLE MTN... DOG MTN...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.



LAT...LON 3455 9405 3440 9393 3434 9406 3435 9408
3435 9424 3426 9424 3423 9430 3432 9437
TIME...MOT...LOC 2134Z 232DEG 21KT 3430 9428
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Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
Lot of action today.

In something completely unrelated I want to know the member join date and comment count for WunderAlertBot. And why banning it from my blog didn't work.
Banning is a team decision enforced by the " Mod " squad...No single Mod bans anyone...so i wuz told..:)
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ok .. cut to the chase .. if whatever forms .. how long til north gulf coast landfall .. have to figure out if i have to stay in town (htown) or can leave for the weekend
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Quoting yonzabam:


Pinch of salt taken. Things were supposed be very ripe yesterday.


And the local mets called it very early in the afternoon yesterday, that there would not be many tornado threats due to the formation of the squall lines, and only the threat of hail and potentially damaging straightline winds.
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Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
Lot of action today.

In something completely unrelated I want to know the member join date and comment count for WunderAlertBot. And why banning it from my blog didn't work.


One cannot ban a Admin.


14.14. WunderAlertBot (Admin) 4:50 PM GMT on October 03, 2012
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WunderAlertBot is not a person - it is the blog.

Resistance is futile.
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Quoting yonzabam:


Pinch of salt taken. Things were supposed be very ripe yesterday.


Yes, very happy that everything merged into squall lines, preventing any tornadoes from forming. Today is quite different where they were predicting formation of individual supercells, that potentially produce more tornadoes.

Sorry, your disappointed, but living here and knowing people in the regions that were under threat just a moment ago - I'm not sorry that things were disappointing yesterday.
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Lot of action today.

In something completely unrelated I want to know the member join date and comment count for WunderAlertBot. And why banning it from my blog didn't work.
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Very odd outflow/gust front in Kansas... seems to be moving backwards, but maybe they do this more often than I've noticed.

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look at the increase of convection near the yucatan ive ate gator but never crow.
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Western GOM is where we expect early systems.
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Quoting daddyjames:
Recent report by the meterologist on KOCO, is that in half an hour things will get much more interesting here in OK as conditions will be "ripe" for tornado development.


Pinch of salt taken. Things were supposed be very ripe yesterday.
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Recent report by the meterologist on KOCO, is that in half an hour things will get much more interesting here in OK as conditions will be "ripe" for tornado development.
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This picture was sent to me via Twitter. Reportedly on Lake Ouachita, north of Royal, Arkansas.

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Both severe storms south/SW of Norman look interesting, neither is tornado warned but both have a little hook and some rotation.
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Quoting TomTaylor:
nrt, do you know if data collected on the upper level environment from the Global Hawk missions is used by other NWP centers (i.e. ECMWF, UKMET, etc) ?

I wanted to ask NOAA this on twitter but I missed my chance.


Yes they use it, when the first Global Hawk dropsonde data came out it was NCEP that was not able to use the data while the others could!
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Lots of 'fingers' from the south trailing edges of the storms, but they ain't forming 'hooks'.
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This is on the leading edge of a powerful bow echo.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
415 PM CDT THU MAY 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL MUSCATINE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA...

* UNTIL 445 PM CDT

* AT 410 PM CDT...A CONFIRMED TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR LETTS...AND
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

HAZARD...DAMAGING TORNADO.

SOURCE...WEATHER SPOTTERS CONFIRMED TORNADO.

IMPACT...MOBILE HOMES WILL BE HEAVILY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL
OCCUR. FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DEADLY TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS.
EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MUSCATINE...WILTON...SWEETLAND CENTER AND MOSCOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPEAT...A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND. TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN
INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID
WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE
CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

&&

LAT...LON 4160 9110 4158 9085 4142 9102 4142 9103
4141 9105 4139 9105 4133 9111 4137 9134
TIME...MOT...LOC 2116Z 219DEG 51KT 4138 9115

TORNADO...OBSERVED
HAIL...<.75IN

$$

ERVIN
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Quoting CybrTeddy:
Tornadoes just cannot touch down today.

Yeah most of them have been extremely brief, but at least two people were injured and house destroyed in AR. From the SPC

2003 ODEN MONTGOMERY AR 3462 9379 *** 2 INJ *** HOUSE WAS REPORTED TO BE DESTROYED IN WEST SIDE OF ODEN. TWO REPORTED TO BE INJURED. POWER LINES ALSO DOWN ... AND HIGHWAY 88 IS BLOCKED. (LZK)
2008 PERKINS PAYNE OK 3598 9703 LASTED ABOUT 30 SECONDS. REPORTED BY KWTV. (OUN)
2015 5 E PERKINS PAYNE OK 3598 9694 REPORTED BY KWTV (OUN)
2026 RIPLEY PAYNE OK 3602 9690 REPORTED BY KWTV (OUN)
2038 LAKE OUACHITA STATE PAR GARLAND AR 3462 9319 MOVING TOWARDS LENA LANDING. (LZK)
2042 BONNERDALE HOT SPRING AR 3438 9338 TREES REPORTED DOWN OVER HIGHWAY 70. (LZK)
2051 MEYERS GARLAND AR 3446 9335 TORNADO WAS REPORTED. (LZK)
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Quoting moonlightcowboy:


It's weird. And, well, I guess that could depend on the definition of "dissipate". ;)

Even Doc says, "If Barbara were to dissipate before reaching the Gulf, then its remnants regenerate into a tropical storm in the Gulf, it would be named Andrea."

The rotating system reached the GoM intact. It never actually totally dissipated (by any reasonable definition) or became just random energy. Weak? Absolutely. Unorganized? Hardly.

It's their rules, and so we abide, but imnsho, this is really still Barbara. :) Won't matter in 10 years or 10 days anyways. But, she could've made new history - that is if the so-called rules of dissipation were more clearly define accordingly. Again, if there's restrengthening (not regeneration) it would be the same storm, but have had two names. Just doesn't seem right, really. Ok, I'ma go back to lurking now.


It seems that the LLC is not define or it now longer have a close surface center anymore also, surface obs is showing it does not have tropical cyclone winds even though satellite presentation shows it has a good structure with convection refiring near the mid level circulation. If this can persist and continue to fire up we will likely see at least a 30% chance of redevelopment in the Atlantic Two coming up at 8pm.
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Subsidence may begin to weaken by 0z as another PVA impulse moves through and leads to mid-level cooling. Coincidentally, low-level wind shear is expected to pick up significantly by that time. Today is not over, though it is underperforming as expected.
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Quoting CybrTeddy:
Tornadoes just cannot touch down today.


That is Good !
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Quoting Andrebrooks:
Come on don't be shy.


Google is your friend. I only use this site and people that are on this site's blogs or websites.

What more could you want?
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The blog got excited that the Euro has joined on with development and it is still another "10 days" out :)...Check for consistency and if their not moving the time back...
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Here come the thunderstorms in SFLA.
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Quoting Dakster:


And that is bad? Sounds good to me.


Making an observation, not a wish.
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Come on don't be shy.
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Who else got a blog like this.
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Quoting Dakster:


And that is bad? Sounds good to me.
That sound bad to me too.
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Quoting yonzabam:


In May? You jest.


I do.
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If it goes into different basin it should be renamed regardless. Old school.
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Quoting CybrTeddy:
Tornadoes just cannot touch down today.


And that is bad? Sounds good to me.
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Get ready gulf coast for next week.
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Tornadoes just cannot touch down today.
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Quoting MississippiWx:


I was talking about the fact that they are feeder bands, which looked to be a big part of the argument.
I was responding to the part where you said you didn't see why there was an argument. I can see where both of them are coming from, which is what I tried to explain in my post. So I understand why they were arguing, it's not like there wasn't room for argument.

The hostility was certainly unnecessary, however.
Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
Hi TT. What is your take on the Euro being onboard with development? IMO, it will be a sheared system, possibly a weak to moderate tropical storm.
Somwhat increases confidence in development. Still a ways out though, plenty of uncertainty. And yes, it should be waited on the east side.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
359 PM CDT THU MAY 30 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN BENTON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA...
CEDAR COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA...
EASTERN DES MOINES COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST IOWA...
IOWA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA...
JOHNSON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA...
SOUTHERN LINN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA...
LOUISA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST IOWA...
MUSCATINE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA...
WESTERN SCOTT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL IOWA...
NORTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST IOWA...
NORTHERN HENDERSON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
MERCER COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ILLINOIS...
ROCK ISLAND COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ILLINOIS...
NORTHWESTERN WARREN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 445 PM CDT

* AT 356 PM CDT...A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WAS LOCATED ALONG A
LINE EXTENDING FROM PARNELL TO MORNING SUN TO DALLAS CITY...AND
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

THESE ARE VERY DANGEROUS STORMS.

HAZARD...80 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS.

IMPACT...MOBILE HOMES WILL BE HEAVILY DAMAGED. FLYING DEBRIS WILL
BE DANGEROUS TO PEOPLE AND ANIMALS. EXPECT CONSIDERABLE
DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES. EXTENSIVE TREE
DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
COLUMBUS JUNCTION...WAPELLO...MARENGO...OQUAWKA...IOWA CITY...
MUSCATINE...WEST BRANCH...CEDAR RAPIDS...ALEDO...DURANT...TIPTON...
MECHANICSVILLE...STANWOOD...DAVENPORT...ROCK ISLAND...RICHMOND...
WILLIAMSBURG...COLUMBUS CITY...KALONA AND GULF PORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION WITH TORNADO LIKE WIND
SPEEDS EXPECTED.
MOBILE HOMES AND HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ARE
ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE AND MAY BE
OVERTURNED. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. THESE STORMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE
SERIOUS INJURY AND SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY DAMAGE.
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Quoting Dakster:


Another Katrina in the making?


In May? You jest. There have only been 3 May hurricanes in the Atlantic in the past 100 years, 2 cat 1s and a cat 3. Although, by the time it reached the conus, we'd be into June.
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Quoting RitaEvac:
From a paper standpoint Barbara is dead....but she is alive and well spinning out over the BOC water.


It's weird. And, well, I guess that could depend on the definition of "dissipate". ;)

Even Doc says, "If Barbara were to dissipate before reaching the Gulf, then its remnants regenerate into a tropical storm in the Gulf, it would be named Andrea."

The rotating system reached the GoM intact. It never actually totally dissipated (by any reasonable definition) or became just random energy. Weak? Absolutely. Unorganized? Hardly.

It's their rules, and so we abide, but imnsho, this is really still Barbara. :) Won't matter in 10 years or 10 days anyways. But, she could've made new history - that is if the so-called rules of dissipation were more clearly defined accordingly. Again, if there's restrengthening (not regeneration) it would be the same storm, but have had two names. Just doesn't seem right, really. Ok, I'ma go back to lurking now.
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Quoting yonzabam:


Some models take it to New Orleans as a cat 1.


Another Katrina in the making?
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Quoting Dakster:
IF 'barbara' regenerates, where will she go? What are the prevailing steering currents and pressures saying based on a low end TS or minimal hurricane?

The models posted on wunderground seem to indicate a recurve back into Mexico.


Some models take it to New Orleans as a cat 1.
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Quoting nrtiwlnvragn:
SUBJECT: PRODUCT OUTAGE/ANOMALY: GOES-14 (GOES-EAST) : ISSUED: MAY 30,
*UPDATE#18: *


Excerpt:


GOES-13 RECOVERY EFFORTS CONTINUE AND THE GOES-13 IMAGER AND SOUNDER,
LOCATED AT 75 DEGREES WEST, WILL BE TURNED ON TODAY FOR TESTING
PURPOSES
ONLY. REACTIVATION OF THE INSTRUMENTS WILL BEGIN AT 1900 UTC AND
IMAGERY WILL BECOME AVAILABLE VIA GVAR BY 2200 UTC. GOES-13 WILL STILL
BE IN INR RECOVERY, SO IMAGERY IS NOT INITIALLY EXPECTED TO BE WITHIN
SPECIFICATIONS. NESDIS WILL VERIFY AND VALIDATE THE GOES-13 PRODUCTS
AND SERVICES OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS AND ALSO CONDUCT SOUNDER
OUTGASSING PROCEDURES TO IMPROVE THE PRODUCTS FROM THE SOUNDER
INSTRUMENT. IF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES RECEIVE A POSITIVE REVIEW, THE
CURRENT PLANNING IS THAT THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO USERS AT THE
EARLIEST ON JUNE 5, 2013. DIRECT READOUT USERS WHO WISH TO EXAMINE THE
DATA SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THE DATA ARE FOR TESTING PURPOSES ONLY
AT THIS
TIME.
hope everything goes well I miss goes 13 images
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