Tag: National Weather Service

Tropical Storm Barry: Why Rainfall Is the Biggest Threat

The first major storm system expected to strike the United States this hurricane season strengthened into Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday, continuing to dump rain along already inundated parts of the Gulf Coast before its expected landfall on Saturday. The National Hurricane Center said it could become a Category 1 hurricane by late Friday. The […]

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Tropical Storm Barry: Why Rainfall Is Its Biggest Threat

A storm system hovering over the northern Gulf of Mexico that had already dropped more than eight inches of rain on New Orleans gained strength on Thursday to become Tropical Storm Barry. The flash flooding that plagued some neighborhoods in New Orleans on Wednesday served as a warning to residents along the Gulf Coast of […]

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Tropical Storm Expected to Form in Gulf as Rain Pounds New Orleans

A tropical storm is expected to form over the northern Gulf of Mexico by Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said, prompting the city of New Orleans to begin closing flood gates, officials to warn residents and oil companies to start shutting down offshore platforms and coastal operations. The storm, which would be the first tropical […]

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Washington Area Hit by Heavy Rains and Floods

Torrential morning rains unleashed chaos in the nation’s capital on Monday, turning Metro stations into indoor showers and sending flash floods through suburban neighborhoods, where the authorities said they had mounted dozens of water rescues. The National Weather Service said on Monday that a flash flood warning was in effect for the District of Columbia, […]

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