Tuesday, August 28, 2012

UGH! Hurricane Isaac Update.

Update: This is not what we want to see, but Isaac is jogging westward...or even a little south of due west. On this path, much of the circulation is over water, so we won't see weakening. In fact, we've seen a decent eye form, so there may be minor strengthening. The NHC forecast still shows a general WNW-NW track, but reality isn't backing that up at the moment. Prepare for the winds to increase markedly by daybreak, with rain arriving around the same time. The worst weather for many of us won't arrive until Wednesday afternoon. -David Paul, Chief Meteorologist

Another Update: The massive eye of Isaac is consolidating between Port Fourchon and Venice. The center is moving to the WNW at 7 mph. Landfall should occur (for a second time...first time at 6:45 PM near the mouth of the Mississippi River) in the next couple hours in LaFourche Parish. The jog westward will mean greater impacts in Acadiana, with sustained winds increasing to 35-45 mph later Wednesday, with gusts from 55-65 mph. If the system moves farther west, the impacts will increase. -David Paul, Chief Meteorologist

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