was the fourth recorded storm to make landfall at hurricane strength on the state of Louisiana in the month of July, The others being Bob in 1979, Danny in 1997, and Cindy in 2005. The second tropical storm and first hurricane of the annual hurricane season, Barry originated from a mesoscale convective vortex over the Midwestern United States, the system emerged into the Gulf of Mexico on July 10 and was classified as a potential tropical cyclone later that day. The system developed into a tropical storm on the next day, becoming the second named storm of the season. On July 13, Barry attained maximum 1-minute sustained winds of 75 mph, with a minimum central pressure of 991 millibars (29.3 inHg), becoming the first hurricane of the season. Later that day, Barry made landfall on Marsh Island and Intracoastal City, Louisiana both times as a Category 1 hurricane, subsequently weakening to tropical storm status. Late on July 15, Barry degenerated into a remnant low over northern Arkansas.