Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall in Louisiana!!

Good Aftenoon, Hurricane Isaac made landfall last night just west of the mouth of the Mississippi river with sustained winds of 80 MPH with higher gusts. Thereafter Isaac wobble southwest and offshore making a second landfall near Grand Isle and Houma Louisiana later last night. After making landfall the second time, Isaac stalled for 6 to 8 hours dumping 10 inches of rainfall and creating storm surges of 10 to 12 feet in some places along SE Louisiana, south Mississippi, and southern Alabama. Isaac continues to meander off to the northwest while maintaining hurricane intensity and a rather impressive satellite and radar appearance. Isaac is forecast to move very slowly off to the northwest passing between Lafayette and Baton Rouge Louisiana. Thereafter models diverge a bit from a track northward in to Arkansas or a path more northwestward to west-northwestward into eastern Texas. Regardless of track Isaac is a very large well structured system and impacts will be felt over a large area. Everyone living within a watch or warning area should pay close attention to Isaac and heed warnings from the NWS, NHC, and local officials. Thanks, Jeremy

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