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Weather Blog: Isaac On The Move To Becoming A Depression Tonight

Weather Blog: Isaac On The Move To Becoming A Depression Tonight

by Mario Gomez

khou.com

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 30 at 9:30 AM

Tropical Storm Isaac still soaking mainly the Eastern portion of Louisiana today. Spiraling rain bands will move out of the gulf as Isaac slowly spins down to a depression sometime this evening. Total rainfall has been impressive with the southeastern half of Louisiana receiving 12" - 20".  Storm surge gauges recorded up to 10 feet from just East of the Mississippi delta to the gulf shores of Mississippi. High water near shore will continue to be a problem today until Isaac weakens tonight.

High pressure to the North of Isaac is slowy rotating clockwise around the storm, This will eventually nudge Isaac further North and eventually East by the weekend. The forecast calls for torrential rains inland along the Mississippi valley to the Ohio valley. Anywhere from 3" - 7" of rain is expected and welcome in most areas due to the drought.

For the latest on Isaac log in to KHOU's Hurricane Central.

Here's the latest on Isaac from the National Hurricane Center . . .

 

SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.1N 91.8W
ABOUT 35 MI...60 KM SE OF ALEXANDRIA LOUISIANA
ABOUT 125 MI...205 KM NW OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 325 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...985 MB...29.09 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* INTRACOASTAL CITY LOUISIANA TO THE MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA BORDER...
INCLUDING LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN AND LAKE MAUREPAS

 

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