Tropical Storm Barry (2007)
Formed June 1, 2007
Dissipated June 2, 2007
winds 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Lowest pressure 997 mbar (hPa; 29.45 inHg)
Fatalities 1 direct, 2 indirect
affected El Salvador, western Cuba, Florida, East Coast of the United States
Part of the
2007 Atlantic hurricane season
Tropical Storm Barry was a rapidly forming tropical cyclone that made landfall on Florida in early June. The second Atlantic named storm of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season, Barry developed from a trough of low pressure in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico on June 1. It tracked rapidly northeastward, reaching peak winds of 60 mph (95 km/h) before weakening and making landfall near Tampa Bay as a tropical depression. Barry quickly lost tropical characteristics after wind shear removed much of the convection, and early on June 3 it completed the transition into an extratropical cyclone. The extratropical remnants tracked up the East Coast of the United States, and was absorbed by a larger extratropical cyclone on June 5.
The precursor trough produced heavy rainfall across the western Caribbean Sea, which on Cuba unofficially reached over 7.8 inches (200 mm). Outer rainbands in Pinar del Río Province injured three and damaged 55 houses. In Florida, Barry dropped moderate precipitation across the drought-ridden state that peaked at 6.99 inches (178 mm). The rainfall caused some flooding and wet roads, which led to two indirect traffic fatalities. Heavy surf killed one surfer in Pinellas County. The rainfall assisted firefighters in combating severe wildfires in Florida and Georgia. Overall damage from the storm was minor.