Skip to comments.Hurricane Isaac
Posted on 08/28/2012 9:24:55 AM PDT by NautiNurse
Isaac has been slow to organize and attain hurricane status. Slow moving minimal Hurricane Isaac threatens to dump up to 20" of rain in portions of its path. Storm surge of 6-12ft is expected.
Media news readers have gleefully reported RNC scheduling adjustments to accommodate public safety during Tampa storm warnings.
A water spout formed in the Tampa Channelside area at 4:43PM Monday afternoon, a short distance from the RNC Convention Center. The Florida Atlantic coast was inundated with torrential rain squalls from far-reaching Isaac outer bands. Several tornados were reported in the Florida peninsula.
The weather took its toll on protester turnout at the GOP convention. Cara Jennings, a community organizer from Palm Beach County, braved the elements dressed as a sparkling pink vagina, along with several dozen other protesters.
GOP governors of Gulf Coast states announced they would remain at their posts, rather than attend the Tampa convention. British Petroleum reported eight oil rigs and 39 production platforms were evacuated late Sunday. By mid-day Monday, personnel had been evacuated from 346 offshore gas and oil platforms, representing 58 percent of the 596 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
As Isaac ultimately takes aim at the Gulf of Mexico coastline, news outlets wistfully reminisce about the 7th anniversary since Hurricane Katrina, huge television ratings, and once again omit a state named Mississippi in their storm coverage. One thing is certain--news coverage is much more predictable than Hurricane Isaac.
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You beat the Fox News Alert:
National Hurricane Center confirms Isaac reaches Category 1 hurricane strength — and getting stronger — as it heads toward landfall near New Orleans.
More headlines from FoxNews.com:
75 miles SSE of the mouth of the Mississippi River
160 mi SE of New Orleans
Max sustained winds 75mph, 975mb
Moving NW at 10mph
It’s also not a hurricane.
Still a tropical storm. 70mph.
Still a tropical storm. 70mph.
Nope, it’s officially a hurricane.
I’ve been wondering where you’ve been! Haven’t heard from you since Isaac was approaching PR.
Oh, just dealing with school start and having my family from Miami down here for a wedding only to be stuck here because of Isaac as flights to MIA and FLL were cancelled. They should be able to get seats later today or tomorrow.
Clear skies and breezy here in Mobile.
You will need to take up your debate with the NHC.
LIVE On-line Coverage of Issac
channel 26 NOLA
channel 4 NOLA
channel 6 NOLA
Fickle is right.
With the pressures it is showing, if it gets the eye completely closed off and expels the dry air we could see it go from 75 MPH to CAT II quite quickly.
Hopefully that wont happen, but right now we pressure readouts that support a 95-100 MPH storm, and there are clear indications he is getting his act together.
With the slow down in speed this could go from bad to very very bad quite quickly for LA/MISS/ALA.
At least there is no indication in any of the models of the worst case scenario ala Kate and Juan etc from years back — stall out right along LA coast then loop around and come back in along the Ala/Fla Panhandle.
Hoping your clear skies continue!
"Alabama Gov. Bentley lifts mandatory coastal evacuation order as Isaac approaches - @WHNT http://bit.ly/OqFjFl"
Rush just announced the change. Says the media and Democrats are loving it - split screen at the convention (to detract from the convention message), if not enough destruction from Isaac, they will run clips from Katrina (thinking hopefully the unwashed multitudes won’t know the difference). Rush is usually right so no doubt we will be treated to scenes of Shep Smith at the same location as he was back in 2005 except this time he will blame Jindal instead of Bush for anything that goes bad.
I just checked the weather in Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, off Bradenton, where our family has a condo. Sunny, 88 degrees, expecting a thunder shower later. Bradenton is about an hour’s drive south of Tampa. The weather there doesn’t sound that bad!
Lib-dems are wetting themselves; they’ve now got a ***hurricane from the evil GOP*** to hurt the poor and disenfranchised in NOLA! Screw the fact that the rest of the inland areas can use the rainfall.
Party favors and champagne delivered to MSNBC studios.
12H 29/0000Z 28.8N 89.4W 70 KT 80 MPH
24H 29/1200Z 29.7N 90.4W 65 KT 75 MPH...INLAND
It’s probably NOT bad there since Isaac passed that area...about 36 hours ago.
Light cloud cover here in Lafayette (LA). Not expecting much effect her ‘til this evening.
Isaac has been a stair-stepping wobbler for days.
THey are probably already preparing for Obama's speech to the nation to show his support of the people of NO -- to be broadcast at the exact time of Romney's acceptance speech at the RNC of course.
Despite MSM wishcasting, it's no Katrina.
I checked right before I posted; it was a TS at the time.
All your graphics also showed it to be a TS at the time; some still do.
Partly sunny and breezy in Gulfport. I doubt we’ll lose power.
understatement alert! *SMIRK*
On the weather channel radar, the storm off South Carolina is larger and oranger than the tropical storm in the Gulf
It occurs to me after watching the hype over Isaac by the Weather Channel (owned by NBC) and the potential damage this barely Cat I hurricane will do to NOLA, we will see much ballyhooing of Obama after he “saves the day”. The new levees and flood containment efforts by the Corps of Engineers will all be due to Obama. The relief efforts for the few will be perfectly executed all because of Obama’s leadership and foresight. The perfectly executed evacuation and subsequent sheltering efforts will be the smoothest and best ever. Prepare to retch.
Yesterday, I watched a video clip of a bare earthen levee--all fresh dirt, no grass--being covered by plastic sheeting and weighted down by sporadically tossed sandbags.
The fix is in.
Maybe it will stay there and dampen the Democrats celebration in Charlotte next week.
One of these days you may learn that I move faster than a hurricane AND the internet.
If predictions of a 6-12 ft. storm surge, 20 inches of rain and an essential stall come to fruition, it just might have the same results.
Karl Rove is planting the explosives along the levees as we speak.
It’s only a model. shh.....
“Its probably NOT bad there since Isaac passed that area...about 36 hours ago.”
I talked to my Aunt there a couple days ago. She said it was breezy, warm, and looked like it might rain. No big deal. How much worse could it have been in Tampa? Sounds kinda typical. There are thunderstorm warnings darn near every day down there, usually accompanied by flood warnings.
That’s just not true yet, it very well could be.
Making landfall where you suggested, would make the worst of the storm right over New Orleans. It will not impact east Texas. Remember only 9 inches of rain fell over New Orleans in Katrina. Don’t be thrown off by the lesser winds, the rain is deeper, larger, heavier and is usually the things that causes the most damage in these types of storms.
The 975 mb pressure as of the time I write this is extremely low for a cat 1 storm. This is because of the sheer size of it. 48-72 hours of non stop rain should be expected.
So don’t be thrown off because it never reached Katrina size. Remember Katrina impacted as a cat 2. This one very well could as well.
No thanks! Having the Democrat Convention in this state is bad enough without a storm!
All one needs to remember is the damage to NC with hurricane Floyd. I think it stayed over us for 12 hours.The damage was terrible.
Question about Florida homes without power. Will they have power to watch RNC? Romney speech?