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Barry - 1995
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Tropical Storm Barry

On July 5, a frontal low pressure system was detected about halfway between Bermuda and the coast of South Carolina. The low moved to the southeast and slowly organized into Tropical Depression Two by July 6. The depression was in a very weak steering environment, so for the next few hours it drifted very slowly to the southeast. The depression was also under fairly high wind shear values, which kept the main convection displaced from the center of circulation. The wind shear slackened on July 7, and a heavy band of convection formed along the center, and the depression was named Tropical Storm Barry. Barry began a steady track to the northeast after this, and the storm strengthened quickly, with winds of 60 mph by just later on the 7th, which would be the highest winds of the storm. While the sustained wind speeds decreased over the next day, the pressure continued to fall, despite the fact that the storm was entering progressively colder waters as it continued in a direction to the northeast. Barry's wind speeds decreased further on July 8 as the central convection decreased dramatically, and the center became partially exposed. On July 9, Barry made landfall on the eastern tip of Nova Scotia near Hart Island with winds of 50 mph, and just as the storm began to brush along the western coast of Newfoundland, it made the transition into an extratropical storm. Ironically, at this time a pressure of 989 mbar was found, which would be the lowest ever recorded in the storm. The remnant system was tracked to the southeast coast of Labrador before it lost its identity. No damages or casualties were reported due to Barry.