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Hurricane Isaac
NHC/NOAA ^ | 27 August 2012 | NHC/NOAA

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Alabama; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricaneisaac; isaac; nautinurse; tropical
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Isaac is a fickle storm.
1 posted on 08/28/2012 9:24:59 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse

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:
http://email.foxnews.com/t?ctl=26723:B359C012ED76FF76EDC45B826D107F8C&;


2 posted on 08/28/2012 9:28:59 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: abb; abbi_normal_2; aberaussie; abner; AbsoluteGrace; alancarp; Alas Babylon!; Alia; ...
At long last...Hurricane Isaac...

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


On/Off Hurricane List Mash Here-->

3 posted on 08/28/2012 9:29:14 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse

It’s also not a hurricane.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 9:29:38 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: NautiNurse

Still a tropical storm. 70mph.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 9:31:32 AM PDT by Pit1 (Obeeee is useless.)
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To: NautiNurse

Still a tropical storm. 70mph.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 9:31:32 AM PDT by Pit1 (Obeeee is useless.)
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To: Pit1

Nope, it’s officially a hurricane.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 9:32:49 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: cll

I’ve been wondering where you’ve been! Haven’t heard from you since Isaac was approaching PR.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 9:33:15 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse
Just had a very light squall run through, weren't much to it.
9 posted on 08/28/2012 9:34:39 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: NautiNurse

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.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 9:37:25 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: NautiNurse

Clear skies and breezy here in Mobile.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 9:37:59 AM PDT by blam
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To: DuncanWaring; Pit1

You will need to take up your debate with the NHC.


12 posted on 08/28/2012 9:38:07 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: All

LIVE On-line Coverage of Issac

channel 26 NOLA

http://tinyurl.com/9aogaoc

channel 4 NOLA

http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/1/9216357

channel 6 NOLA

http://www.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/cache_st/1336595708/wid/_557781/uiconf_id/6893702/entry_id/1_gq6046yg?autoPlay=true


13 posted on 08/28/2012 9:38:25 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: NautiNurse

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 won’t 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.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 9:39:26 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: blam

Hoping your clear skies continue!


15 posted on 08/28/2012 9:40:05 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse
Something like 'Breaking Anti-News':

"Alabama Gov. Bentley lifts mandatory coastal evacuation order as Isaac approaches - @WHNT http://bit.ly/OqFjFl"

16 posted on 08/28/2012 9:40:45 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: NautiNurse
Just looked at Intellicast radar loop, looks like it took a jog due North, interesting to see if that keeps up.
17 posted on 08/28/2012 9:41:29 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: NautiNurse

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.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 9:41:44 AM PDT by CedarDave (Palin/Ryan -- both should have been at the top of the ticket and not play second fiddle to GOPe)
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To: Raebie

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!


19 posted on 08/28/2012 9:42:33 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NautiNurse

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.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 9:44:23 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: NautiNurse
Link to your previous thread:

Tropical Storm Isaac

21 posted on 08/28/2012 9:45:15 AM PDT by CedarDave (Palin/Ryan -- both should have been at the top of the ticket and not play second fiddle to GOPe)
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To: NautiNurse

Party favors and champagne delivered to MSNBC studios.


22 posted on 08/28/2012 9:47:51 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: CedarDave

12H 29/0000Z 28.8N 89.4W 70 KT 80 MPH

24H 29/1200Z 29.7N 90.4W 65 KT 75 MPH...INLAND


23 posted on 08/28/2012 9:48:06 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

It’s probably NOT bad there since Isaac passed that area...about 36 hours ago.


24 posted on 08/28/2012 9:49:34 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: commish
The storm's proximity to dry land will inhibit strengthening, and frankly, Isaac still looks as ragged as ever.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 9:52:44 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: blam

Light cloud cover here in Lafayette (LA). Not expecting much effect her ‘til this evening.


26 posted on 08/28/2012 9:54:51 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: The Cajun
Just looked at Intellicast radar loop, looks like it took a jog due North, interesting to see if that keeps up.

Isaac has been a stair-stepping wobbler for days.

27 posted on 08/28/2012 9:55:45 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: carriage_hill
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.

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.

28 posted on 08/28/2012 9:56:12 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: NautiNurse
There is some data showing the storm continuing to creep west, potentially not making landfall until it reaches western Louisiana or even east Texas.

Despite MSM wishcasting, it's no Katrina.

29 posted on 08/28/2012 9:56:58 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Send Sherrod Brown packing - www.JoshMandel.com)
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To: NautiNurse

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.


30 posted on 08/28/2012 9:56:58 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: NautiNurse

Partly sunny and breezy in Gulfport. I doubt we’ll lose power.


31 posted on 08/28/2012 9:58:48 AM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: NautiNurse

http://contours.hamweather.net/wxwnJ8ks83jnvl3/contours/png/640x480/tropics/2012_NT_9_z3_landfall.jpg


32 posted on 08/28/2012 9:59:06 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: NautiNurse

understatement alert! *SMIRK*


33 posted on 08/28/2012 9:59:06 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: blam

On the weather channel radar, the storm off South Carolina is larger and oranger than the tropical storm in the Gulf

Stay safe......


34 posted on 08/28/2012 9:59:54 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: NautiNurse

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.


35 posted on 08/28/2012 10:02:25 AM PDT by miele man
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To: CedarDave
I'll repeat from the previous thread (btw-thanks for adding the link):

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.

36 posted on 08/28/2012 10:03:49 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse
Usually you see a slight turn to the right as they approach land, hope that happens as we are lined up for the eye right now if it continues northwest.
Northern Lafourche parish, a few miles to the west of Thibodaux.
37 posted on 08/28/2012 10:05:09 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: bert
On the weather channel radar, the storm off South Carolina is larger and oranger than the tropical storm in the Gulf

Maybe it will stay there and dampen the Democrats celebration in Charlotte next week.

38 posted on 08/28/2012 10:05:47 AM PDT by CedarDave (Palin/Ryan -- both should have been at the top of the ticket and not play second fiddle to GOPe)
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To: DuncanWaring
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.

One of these days you may learn that I move faster than a hurricane AND the internet.

:o)

39 posted on 08/28/2012 10:07:00 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse
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.

This was actually in the NWS/NOAA release? LOL!!
40 posted on 08/28/2012 10:07:06 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: TonyInOhio

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.


41 posted on 08/28/2012 10:08:04 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Before clicking the link, remember...What has been seen, can never be unseen...2012 Republican Convention: Protesters Dressed as Vaginas Greet Delegates
42 posted on 08/28/2012 10:10:21 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: Raebie

Karl Rove is planting the explosives along the levees as we speak.


43 posted on 08/28/2012 10:10:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DuncanWaring

It’s only a model. shh.....


44 posted on 08/28/2012 10:12:04 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Raebie

“It’s 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.


45 posted on 08/28/2012 10:14:28 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: TonyInOhio

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.


46 posted on 08/28/2012 10:22:49 AM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: CedarDave
Maybe it will stay there and dampen the Democrats celebration in Charlotte next week.

No thanks! Having the Democrat Convention in this state is bad enough without a storm!

47 posted on 08/28/2012 10:23:24 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Raebie
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.

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.

48 posted on 08/28/2012 10:28:29 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: NautiNurse
The other evening on one of the network news casts they did a piece on how lack of rain in the Midwest has lowered the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio Rivers to the point barge traffic has been hampered significantly. If Isaac drops the kind of rain in the interior predicted that problem will go away.
49 posted on 08/28/2012 10:28:29 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: miele man
The Gulf Coast has not forgotten how badly Obama Administration handled BP oil spill/clean up and then shutting down drilling/jobs. Many will be without power and will not see him strutting.

Question about Florida homes without power. Will they have power to watch RNC? Romney speech?

50 posted on 08/28/2012 10:30:18 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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