Hurricane Isaac hits Louisiana, driving dangerous storm surges

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:27 AM GMT on August 29, 2012

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Hurricane Isaac is ashore over Southeast Louisiana, having officially crossed the coast on the Mississippi Delta 90 miles southeast of New Orleans at 7:45 am EDT on August 28. Isaac intensified right up until landfall, striking with 80 mph winds and a central pressure of 970 mb. The storm's large size and large 50 - 60 mile diameter eye kept the intensification rate slow today, but it came quite close to becoming a significantly more dangerous storm. That's because at landfall, Isaac was in the midst of establishing a small inner eyewall within its large 50-mile diameter eye, a very rare feat I've never seen before. Usually, when an eye first forms, it gradually contracts, eventually becoming so small that it becomes unstable. An outer concentric eyewall then forms around the small inner eyewall, eventually becoming the only eyewall when the inner eyewall collapses. But Isaac is a very unusual storm that has continually surprised us, and this inside-out concentric eyewall formation fits the storm's unusual character. The storm isn't in a hurry to move fully inland, and has slowed down to a crawl this evening. This will give the storm the opportunity to keep its center mostly over water a few more hours, and maintain hurricane strength into the early morning on Wednesday.


Figure 1. Radar reflectivity image from New Orleans as Isaac made landfall at 6 pm CDT August 28, 2012.

A dangerous storm surge event underway
Isaac is bringing large and dangerous storm surge to the coast from Central Louisiana to the Panhandle of Florida. At 10 pm EDT, here were some of the storm surge values being recorded at NOAA tide gauges:

6.2' Waveland, MS
9.9' Shell Beach, LA
3.0' Pensacola, FL
4.4' Pascagoula, MS
3.4' Mobile, AL

The 9.9' storm surge at Shell Beach, which is in Lake Borgne 20 miles southeast of New Orleans, exceeds the 9.5' surge recorded there during Category 2 Hurricane Gustav of 2008. Research scientists running a Doppler on Wheels radar located on top of the 16' levees in Plaquemines Parish near Port Sulphur, LA, reported at 8:30 pm EDT that a storm surge of 14' moved up the Mississippi River, and was just 2' below the levees. Waves on top of the surge were cresting over the west side of the levee. Needless to say, they were very nervous. Over the past hour, the surge has retreated some, and waves were no longer lapping over the top of the levee. This is probably due to the fact that we're headed towards low tide. A storm surge of 9.5' has moved up the Mississippi River to the Carrrollton gauge in New Orleans. This is not a concern for the levees in New Orleans, since the storm surge has now brought the river up to 2.5' above its normal water level, which was 7' low due to the 2012 U.S. drought. The highest rise of the water above ground level will occur Wednesday morning over much of Southeast Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the western Florida Panhandle, when the tide comes back in. It is clear now that this storm surge event will be as dangerous as that of Category 2 Hurricane Gustav of 2008. One piece of good news: NWS New Orleans successfully launched their 00Z balloon. However, their discussion noted the atmosphere is "saturated or nearly saturated" all the way up to 470mb, or 20,000 feet. Precipitable water was 2.76 inches, which will be ripe for extremely heavy rainfall.


Figure 2. Tide gauge data from Shell Beach, located on the south shore of Lake Borgne, just east of New Orleans. The green line shows the storm surge. The red line is the storm tide, the height of the water above Mean Sea Level (MSL.)

Portlight disaster relief charity responds to Issac
The Portlight.org disaster relief charity, founded and staffed by members of the wunderground community, have mobilized resources in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Isaac. Their crew, including 2 EMTs, is at the Biloxi Special Needs Shelter, and will be caring for shelter dwellers and doing rescues of people who call for help. Another team will be surveying all the shelters in the area to ensure that they are accessible to all people. You can donate to Portlight's disaster relief fund here.

I'll have more in the morning. Hunker down, New Orleans. It's going to be a long night.

Jeff Masters

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Latest Recon.. may be riding the coast, near 29.1 or 29.15N

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Quoting TampaFLUSA:

Do you know better than the NHC? It's not moving towards you! I had to wade through all you peoples Texas wishcastings to get info. If you people know better than the NHC, make sure you call them and let them know their wrong.


I don't live in TX, I live in Massachusetts. The NHC is conservative... of course they would see the same stuff as me but they wouldn't jump the gun until it verifies (i.e. until the planes get back out and measure it).
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Quoting TampaFLUSA:

Do you know better than the NHC? It's not moving towards you! I had to wade through all you peoples Texas wishcastings to get info. If you people know better than the NHC, make sure you call them and let them know their wrong.
Isaac,basically, hasn't had a track since last night. It has wobbled aimlessly for hours. So it is true there have been wobbles S and SW. That's bad for SE LA. Now the question becomes when will steering pick it up again and which way it will go (depending on how long it stays where it is).
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winds at 20 to 25 gusts to 40; lost power maybe an hour ago; .04 rain so far. eye is still over bay and marsh
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A macro view of the pressure tendency:

* east of the storm at Orange Beach, AL the pressure is rising only slightly as the storm is near stationery. Pressure is still near the minimum.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station =42012

* west of the storm at Calcasieu Pass, LA the pressure is continuing to drop.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station =capl1


Note the wind graph at the second buoy! It suggest that until the middle of the night the storm was moving northwest and thus winds in this western LA location were diminishing. Now the pattern has reversed and wind speeds are headed back up.

Here is the image:

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getting gust up to 60mph consist. Rain bringing water into the garage now
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this storm isnt moving. and for 18hrs its been hammering the same spot. this is gonna test the levees for sure.
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Quoting leftlink:
Radar now showing tiny SSE wobble:

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Confirmed by this radar as well:

LINK


Someone post the funktop please!

Do you know better than the NHC? It's not moving towards you! I had to wade through all you peoples Texas wishcastings to get info. If you people know better than the NHC, make sure you call them and let them know their wrong.
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Eye starting to become a litte elongated to the east.
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1210. msphar
98L the coming storm
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I am just east of new Orleans got stuck here traveling from Houston. It sucks and I am scared to. Ross the bridge to Mississippi. Ssent from phone sorry bout spelling.
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This thing is just crawling along. It doesn't appea to be going anywhere soon. Holy crap!
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Several tornado warnings up right now.

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
512 AM CDT WED AUG 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN FORREST COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...

* UNTIL 530 AM CDT

* AT 512 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 8 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF MAXIE MOVING NORTHWEST AT 45 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
ROCK HILL BY 530 AM CDT...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WARNING MEANS THAT A TORNADO IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. YOU
SHOULD ACTIVATE YOUR TORNADO ACTION PLAN AND TAKE PROTECTIVE ACTION
NOW.

HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE THIS TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW! IF YOU WAIT
TO SEE OR HEAR IT COMING...IT MAY BE TOO LATE TO GET TO A SAFE PLACE.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 AM CDT WEDNESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI.

&&

LAT...LON 3091 8934 3100 8934 3101 8935 3112 8934
3099 8913 3091 8913 3090 8927
TIME...MOT...LOC 1012Z 122DEG 38KT 3090 8917

$$

GRG
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Just now waking up and suprise i still have power. But i was just heard that Plaqumines parish has about 16 feet of its levee overtopped and people have been stranded on the levee and in their houses with 12 feet of water in it. It is a small town of Braithwaite near st. bernard and plaqumines parish. This weather is getting worse here in Nola folks but we are okay
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Reports of 10-12 ft. of water in some homes, #Plaquemines Parish president says. http://wp.me/pMDpS-zMq
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Quoting AussieStorm:
Jocelyn Lockwood ‏@JocelynLockwood
Power outage update from @Entergy is 406,000 people without power now. 141,000 in Orleans Parish and 144,000 in Jefferson Parish #Isaac


Add one. See y'all on the other side.
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Radar now showing tiny SSE wobble:

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Confirmed by this radar as well:

LINK


Someone post the funktop please!
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Jocelyn Lockwood ‏@JocelynLockwood
Power outage update from @Entergy is 406,000 people without power now. 141,000 in Orleans Parish and 144,000 in Jefferson Parish #Isaac
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Look at the wind direction at station kvbs, it is from the NNW. SUGGEST THE STORM IS HEADED THAT WAY, just SE of the TX/LA border. Possibility of landfall between Beaumont and Gavelston?



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000
WTNT54 KNHC 290951
TCEAT4

HURRICANE ISAAC TROPICAL CYCLONE POSITION ESTIMATE
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092012
500 AM CDT WED AUG 29 2012

...CENTER OF ISAAC MOVING JUST INLAND OVER SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA...

AT 500 AM CDT...1000 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISAAC WAS
ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 90.6 WEST...OR ABOUT
35 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF HOUMA LOUISIANA...AND ABOUT 55 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA. ISAAC IS MOVING TOWARD
THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 6 MPH...9 KM/H...AND A GENERAL
NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY.

A SUSTAINED WIND OF 52 MPH WITH A GUST TO 74 MPH WAS RECENTLY
REPORTED AT NEW ORLEANS NAVAL AIR STATION.

SUMMARY OF 500 AM CDT...1000 UTC...INFORMATION
------------------------------------------------- -
LOCATION...29.3N 90.6W
ABOUT 35 MI...55 KM SSE OF HOUMA LOUISIANA
ABOUT 55 MI...90 KM SSW OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...969 MB...28.61 INCHES

$$
FORECASTER PASCH/ROBERTS
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In Nola
Worst yet
Power finally out.
70119
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Good morning. I cannot believe how little he moved last night. How's New Orleans faring?
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Quoting leftlink:


it is getting thirsty, gonna go a bit west to take a drink, I think. At least this should pull the highest winds away from the storm surge area east of NOLA.


I am not an expert, but what I am seeing is just that! I live on the LA/TX border on the far corner on Lake Sabine...eyes are tuned to radar!
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Quoting zillaTX:


it is not "done" but looks "done"


it is getting thirsty, gonna go a bit west to take a drink, I think. At least this should pull the highest winds away from the storm surge area east of NOLA.
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1195. jpsb
Quoting leftlink:


THE CONVECTION BURST is well south of 29 degrees north... it is GOING BACK OVER WATER if this continues. To verify, see the new GEOS images as they come out... there is a new dot SW of Houma beginning to expand.

Compare the images in this photo album (7:45GMT, 8:15GMT, 8:45GMT):

LINK

to the image now:

That would explain why the winds are steady increasing here on Galveston Bay, blowing pretty good now 20-25. Also GFS had several runs showing exactly that. Issac moving west along the La coast all the way to the La/Tx border before moving inland for real.
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Quoting GetReal:



One last response... Out of power for nearly 12 hours!

Currently posting from battery powered laptop with Verizon card... Bye again
Whoa....wicked winds...in same area. Worse than the rain. BBL
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Quoting wxchaser97:
New convection burst


THE CONVECTION BURST is well south of 29 degrees north... it is GOING BACK OVER WATER if this continues. To verify, see the new GEOS images as they come out... there is a new dot SW of Houma beginning to expand.

Compare the images in this photo album (7:45GMT, 8:15GMT, 8:45GMT):

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to the image now:

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25 casualties were reported in response to Bolaven.
10 of them were direct.

Another typhoon, Tembin, is expected to make landfall near the Seoul Metropolitan Area, so more damage and casualties are expected. (People are underestimating this typhoon after Bolaven caused less than 0.3 inches in the Seoul area. Maximum rainfall throughout Korea is estimated to be about 29 inches.)

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Wow Cantore just got absolutely nailed with a probable hurricane force wind gust in New Orleans, dropped him to his knees for about 10 seconds riding it out!
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1190. Hhunter
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It looks like the loop of powerful bands are going to enter into the Gulf on the west side of eye wall soon...
will this make it move faster or slower and which direction?
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1188. jpsb
Quoting AussieStorm:
People are calling emergency numbers asking for urgent help saying they are stuck in there attic in Braithwaite. Crews are wanting to go but can't due to weather condition. Even people manning the pumps have become trapped.
If you retreat to an attic ALWAYS bring a axe with you.
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Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:


ok, the only water i saw near braithwaite was the river. I see some water called big mar....i wonder if thats it?

Not sure if this has already been answered, please disregard if so.

According to the radio station, the levee overtopped & caused the flooding...however, those people had been advised to evacuate earlier. The rescue mission stopped due to water rapidly covering the roadway, but I don't have an update.
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Feeder band south of the river's mouth is growing significantly on radar and wind and rain are picking up substantially in NOLA. Winds at all the airports reporting back up to 50+ with gusts over 70.

Lakefront is no longer reporting snow. It is reporting fog.

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Quoting GetReal:
My current barometer reading is 28.98 inches, with winds out of the ENE at a sustained 60 with much higher gust. I am located in Westwego, La south side of Metro NOLA.

You are just outside of the eye.
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000
WTNT44 KNHC 290858
TCDAT4

HURRICANE ISAAC DISCUSSION NUMBER 33
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092012
400 AM CDT WED AUG 29 2012

AFTER REMAINING QUASI-STATIONARY FOR SEVERAL HOURS...AIRCRAFT AND
RADAR DATA INDICATE THAT THE CENTER OF ISAAC MADE A SECOND LANDFALL
NEAR PORT FOURCHON LOUISIANA AND IS BEGINNING TO MOVE INLAND OVER
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA. OBSERVATIONS FROM THE HURRICANE HUNTER
AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT THE EYE IS OPEN OVER THE WESTERN PORTION OF
THE CIRCULATION...AND THE RADAR PRESENTATION HAS BECOME MORE
ASYMMETRIC OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF HOURS. HOWEVER...THE RADAR
REFLECTIVITIES INDICATE THAT CONVECTION HAS BECOME STRONGER OVER
THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE CYCLONE...AND THE AIRCRAFT
REPORTED THAT THE CENTRAL PRESSURE REMAINS QUITE LOW. THE CURRENT
INTENSITY IS HELD AT 70 KT...BUT WEAKENING IS IMMINENT NOW THAT THE
CENTER HAS BEGUN TO MOVE OVER LAND. FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS OR
SO...THE OFFICIAL INTENSITY FORECAST SHOWS A SOMEWHAT SLOWER RATE
OF WEAKENING THAN THAT GIVEN BY THE INLAND DECAY MODEL DUE TO THE
SWAMPY TERRAIN THAT THE SYSTEM WILL TRAVERSE.

SINCE THE SYSTEM HAS ONLY BEGUN TO MOVE RECENTLY...THE INITIAL
MOTION IS AN UNCERTAIN 300/7. ISAAC IS CURRENTLY MOVING THROUGH A
WEAKNESS IN THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE. OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS...A
MID-LEVEL ANTICYLONE SHIFTS EASTWARD OVER THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN
UNITED STATES. AS A RESULT...ISAAC SHOULD GRADUALLY TURN TOWARD
THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD. NEAR THE END
OF THE PERIOD...POST-TROPICAL ISAAC SHOULD MOVE EAST-NORTHEASTWARD
IN THE FLOW BETWEEN THE MID-LATITUDE WESTERLIES AND THE
AFOREMENTIONED ANTICYLONE. THE OFFICIAL TRACK FORECAST IS SIMILAR
TO THE PREVIOUS ONE AND CLOSE TO THE MODEL CONSENSUS.

SINCE THE SYSTEM IS LIKELY TO MOVE SLOWLY OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS OR
SO...THERE IS A CONTINUED THREAT OF FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAINS OVER
THE NORTHERN GULF COAST AREA.

NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE TIDE GAUGES INDICATE THAT STORM SURGE HEIGHTS
OF 6 TO 10 FEET ARE STILL OCCURRING ALONG PORTIONS OF THE COAST OF
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI. GIVEN THE LONG DURATION
OF ONSHORE FLOW IN THESE AREAS...WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN
HIGH THROUGH TODAY.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 29/0900Z 29.2N 90.5W 70 KT 80 MPH...INLAND
12H 29/1800Z 29.7N 91.1W 65 KT 75 MPH...INLAND
24H 30/0600Z 30.5N 91.8W 50 KT 60 MPH...INLAND
36H 30/1800Z 31.8N 92.8W 30 KT 35 MPH...INLAND
48H 31/0600Z 33.6N 93.7W 25 KT 30 MPH...INLAND
72H 01/0600Z 37.5N 93.5W 20 KT 25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
96H 02/0600Z 39.5N 90.0W 15 KT 15 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
120H 03/0600Z 40.5N 86.0W 15 KT 15 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW

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FORECASTER PASCH/ROBERTS
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Quoting GetReal:
Just checking in after being awakened to my 6ft wood fence and former top of the line Rubber Maid storage shed being ripped apart!!!

I invite any of those nay sayers about whimpy Isaac to change places with me right now.... No power going on 12 hours.... Probable minor roof damage at this point....

This currently is the worst of the WX we have experienced with Isaac so far, and is steadily getting worse....


I think you're under that bright pink spot on radar. Hang on. It's going to stay worse for a bit longer.
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Quoting drwoogie:




If you can please provide me more information about this in a private message. Links etc. I'm in Opelousas LA still have power sustained winds of about 15mph. Reporting 380,000 without power so far in LA.


There are now over 400,000 without power, mostly in Louisiana's Orleans and Jefferson Parishes
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Yikes, another 30 meter 700 mb height fall, but 1 mb rise in pressure again.

000
URNT12 KNHC 290901
VORTEX DATA MESSAGE AL092012
A. 29/08:44:30Z
B. 29 deg 10 min N
090 deg 12 min W
C. 700 mb 2813 m
D. 59 kt
E. 090 deg 38 nm
F. 175 deg 79 kt
G. 090 deg 47 nm
H. 970 mb
I. 13 C / 3043 m
J. 16 C / 3043 m
K. NA / NA
L. CLOSED WALL
M. C40
N. 12345 / 07
O. 0.02 / 1 nm
P. AF307 3409A ISAAC OB 09
MAX FL WIND 79 KT E QUAD 08:30:30Z
WEST EYEWALL RAGGED
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New dropsonde: 969 or 970 mb

Product: Air Force Temp Drop (Dropsonde) Message (UZNT13 KNHC)
Transmitted: 29th day of the month at 08:57Z
Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 307)
Storm Number: 09
Storm Name: Isaac (flight in the North Atlantic basin)

Mission Number: 34
Observation Number: 10

Part A...

Date: Near the closest hour of 9Z on the 29th day of the month
Highest Mandatory Level For Which Wind Was Reported: 700mb
Coordinates: 29.2N 90.3W
Location: 55 miles (89 km) to the SSW (195) from New Orleans, LA, USA.
Marsden Square: 082 (About)

Level Geo. Height Air Temp. Dew Point Wind Direction Wind Speed
970mb (28.64 inHg) Sea Level (Surface) 25.8C (78.4F) 24.9C (76.8F) 335 (from the NNW) 12 knots (14 mph)
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Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:


yea....hh found 964xxmb strengthening over the swampland


MAYBE THE ALGAE IS CAUSING HIGH SSTs?

SST = SWAMP SURFACE TEMPERATURE
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Jennifer Hale @JenHale504
1-3 feet of water gushing over 3 seperate sections of Braithwaite lever. Some people calling to be rescued have 9 ft of water in home.

Jennifer Hale @JenHale504
Wx conditions so severe in Plaquemines Parish, Braithwaite search & rescue mission can not launch yet. #Isaac
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Quoting GetReal:
Just checking in after being awakened to my 6ft wood fence and former top of the line Rubber Maid storage shed being ripped apart!!!

I invite any of those nay sayers about whimpy Isaac to change places with me right now.... No power going on 12 hours.... Probable minor roof damage at this point....

This currently is the worst of the WX we have experienced with Isaac so far, and is steadily getting worse....


It's a cat one storm. What did you expect?
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Just woke up. I still have power. I guess I'll be repairing the camp in Boothville though.
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In the eye in Terrebonne Parish....that was a rough first round

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Thanks, atmos, and gahh, AussieStorm... that sounds very awful and dangerous. :(
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re # 1163 -

Back in the day I brought in virtual breakfast most mornings, LOL. Grab a cup of coffee and some gravy and biscuits while I finish up the eggs.

Morning Shore, morning,Atmos. Get Real - take care.

Anyone hear from Pat lately? Last I heard was b.a.d. weather, a creaky upstairs, and 3 puppies.
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Quoting TexNowNM:


Several years ago NOLA.com had an excellent interactive web story about this. The story baldly said that standard maps of Louisiana were "a lie". That these maps showed land where there was no land. The maps literally being used all the time are not accurate. The story also said LA is losing what amounts to a football field of land to the Gulf every 45 minutes. There was a shot of Golden Meadow taken in the 50's surrounded by land. A shot from several years ago shows an island town. There were many other specific instances like this one.




If you can please provide me more information about this in a private message. Links etc. I'm in Opelousas LA still have power sustained winds of about 15mph. Reporting 380,000 without power so far in LA.
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People are calling emergency numbers asking for urgent help saying they are stuck in there attic in Braithwaite. Crews are wanting to go but can't due to weather condition. Even people manning the pumps have become trapped.
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Checking the offshore buoys now... the wind speeds seem to be going up well southwest of the system... suggesting another loop southwest is possible. Check this buoy, south of the latitude of Corpus Christi. Wonder what the pressure is around there...

LINK



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Using the WC map, if the current position is center of whats left of the eye, then Isaac has travelled 28 miles in 2 hours.

Nice to see the pick up in forward speed.
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