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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2169. HarleyStormDude52
8:57 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
I am just wondering of he is going to turn or move more west??????
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2168. pryord
6:15 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting shfr173:
This blog has slowed, must be due to numerous power outages??


A lot of the mets on here come from there. Please pray for them!
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2167. Eagle84
5:30 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting E46Pilot:
I've always said a Cat 1 storm can be just as bad as a stronger storm.


Anyone that works on the water would agree. Anything over 48 knots is a storm and is treated as dangerous. Over 64 knots and it is a matter of survival.

The categories are really more to gauge potential damage, but people take them to mean how "safe" it is to be in the storm.

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2166. Asta
5:06 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting cajunkid:


How much more does it have go?

Is this valid?? Doesn't look good.. lake coming in?? http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?st ation=OACL1&network=LA_COOP

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2165. Asta
5:00 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting angiest:


Government officials typically do need to stay, for a variety of reasons. There are also likely to be some businesses (hospitals....) where private citizens are still required to work. So even in a mandatory evac, there are people who have to stay.

New Orleans was asked to ' Shelter in Place" by the Mayor... No evacation was called. They are fortunate that the storm did not intensify
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2164. FLWaterFront
4:51 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting LargoFl:
Just think..most or all of those houses with water up to their roof tops are going to have to be condemmed and bull dozed..the mold will shortly become a very real health danger....just wondering..does that area have gators?


The American alligator exists naturally in virtually all of the state of Louisiana, most especially the southernmost part.

In fact, not many people know this but it is Louisiana, not Florida which has the highest concentration of alligators per capita (number of alligators vs. humans living in the designated region).
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2163. MoldyinMS
4:40 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting Asta:

Evacuation and the decision to do so is a complex process.
Nola was told to Shelter in place.
The reason to leave, if at all, is also very often a financial decision.
Projected to be a Cat 1, but has a Cat 2 surge.
and many people were expected to come back to work on Thursday, so they are hestitant to evac, or cannot since they have a job to do.
It is expensive for gas to arkansas and a hotel for 6 plus people, and to find one that takes dogs over 100lbs is difficult at best. Or they have cattle or other responsibilities.
If you have never been there, perhaps it is best not to judge others until you have walked in their shoes.

Try to look for the good in people first.


Thats my point!
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2162. shfr173
4:39 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
This blog has slowed, must be due to numerous power outages??
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2161. Asta
4:36 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting E46Pilot:


It's psychology really. We humans are a reactive species, not a proactive species by nature. It's always going to happen. In everything we do. It's "close the barn door after the horse runs out."

Evacuation and the decision to do so is a complex process.
Nola was told to Shelter in place.
The reason to leave, if at all, is also very often a financial decision.
Projected to be a Cat 1, but has a Cat 2 surge.
and many people were expected to come back to work on Thursday, so they are hestitant to evac, or cannot since they have a job to do.
It is expensive for gas to arkansas and a hotel for 6 plus people, and to find one that takes dogs over 100lbs is difficult at best. Or they have cattle or other responsibilities.
If you have never been there, perhaps it is best not to judge others until you have walked in their shoes.

Try to look for the good in people first.
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2160. Grothar
4:33 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting catastropheadjuster:


This is getting very bad. Prayers being sent.

sheri


Mine went out on the early run.
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2159. Asta
4:28 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
http://www.wwltv.com/weather/hurricane-isaac/Slow-m oving-Hurricane-Isaac-pounding-southeastern-Louisi ana-167828515.html?c=n
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2158. Dutchlady
4:18 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting FunhouseFX:


Not responding to you directly, but more the general sentiment...

It is human nature to search for a reason to not care. We all do it to some degree or other. It's comforting to believe that the good and bad things that happen in life occur for a reason. In my opinion, our ability to reject this is a excellent measure of our worth, both as individuals and as a society.







Profound.... thank you!
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2157. angiest
4:17 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting SrChiefFan1:


He had been in the command center and when reports of issues with one of the levee was near overtopping he responded with Corp Engineer leadership. Regarding knowing his home was damaged, he went home to change into dry clothing when he discovered the piece of missing roof and the collapsing wall and water damage.

He has been a well respected hands on leader for that parish and a strong advocate against BP and the Fed Govt after the spill in 2010.


Nungesser has a good reputation outside of SE Louisiana.
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2156. SrChiefFan1
4:14 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting ncstorm:


Im interested to know if he was at home or a command center..because if he was at home riding the storm out, then how can one expect the town to evacuate if their own leadership is not following the evacuation orders...

I dont know the story just speculating here..


He had been in the command center and when reports of issues with one of the levee was near overtopping he responded with Corp Engineer leadership. Regarding knowing his home was damaged, he went home to change into dry clothing when he discovered the piece of missing roof and the collapsing wall and water damage.

He has been a well respected hands on leader for that parish and a strong advocate against BP and the Fed Govt after the spill in 2010.
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2155. VirginIslandsVisitor
4:14 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting FLCrackerGirl:


Really Enjoyable Post! LOL
*** 68+ So Far!! ***

Badmonkey82009, you need to re-post this to your own blog for posterity's sake. :o)


I have to admit that BadMonkey's comment caused me to create my first blog! I'm not taking credit for the comment ... but I COULD NOT resist doing it because I didn't want to see it "disappear" into thin air.

Lindy
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2154. E46Pilot
4:13 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting dader:


In this country, we suffer fools all too gladly. They need to be billed for rescue and then they will leave. Too many "tough guys/gals" who want to ride it out below sea level.


It's psychology really. We humans are a reactive species, not a proactive species by nature. It's always going to happen. In everything we do. It's "close the barn door after the horse runs out."
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2153. sar2401
4:10 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting weatherh98:
Coming in from mandeville, 3.20 inches of rain.

Gusts around hurricane force.

Only getting worse folks

No power till at least sept 2nd.


Hope you do OK through it all, H98. If they can get your power restored in three days, you're doing good. It was 12 days in AL due to Ivan. Isaac seems to have been at least as bad, in terms of rain, in its outer rain bands as it has been in the center of the storm. Mobile s up to over 4.5 inches over the last two days, and I know there are areas of Florida with much more than that. Isaac is going to be studied for a long time.
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2152. FunhouseFX
4:08 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting LAlurker:

Was not the Mississippi river levee that was overtopped. A rural "back levee" that had not yet been raised since K. I feel very sorry for these people and the damage to their homes, but they were warned, and should have known better than to stay.


Not responding to you directly, but more the general sentiment...

It is human nature to search for a reason to not care. We all do it to some degree or other. It's comforting to believe that the good and bad things that happen in life occur for a reason. In my opinion, our ability to reject this is a excellent measure of our worth, both as individuals and as a society.





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2151. ncstorm
4:08 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting truecajun:


i don't think so. he was saying that water was coming through his electrical outlets on the back walls of his home and that he's lost some roof. so i'm assuming he's home or his family is.


Im interested to know if he was at home or a command center..because if he was at home riding the storm out, then how can one expect the town to evacuate if their own leadership is not following the evacuation orders...

I dont know the story just speculating here..
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2150. USCGLT
4:08 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
LOL Love the dramatic? Steve Harrigan (sp) on Fox News is in Ocean Springs standing in water up to his chest in someones back yard on Washington Av, the camera man is on the roof. Based on his report you would think the City of Ocean Springs is under water. The reality is where he standing he is a block or 2 off the beach about 4 feet above sea level. The home is on stilts about 15 feet up. Downtown Ocean Springs is about 6 blocks away and is NOT under water.
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2149. TxGrandma
4:08 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
For those who are interested, in case you can't find Patrap's original post, I saved the pic he posted of Nola Roux and her first two puppies. Hoping Patrap doesn't mind if I repost, and hoping all 2-legged and 4-legged residents of the area are weathering the storm well. My prayers are with you. (Now let's see whether I do this right....no guarantees.) Link
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2148. angiest
4:07 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting carpentergrl:


As far as I know, Parish Presidents and some first responders don't usually leave their parish. Most of them have some sort of command facility, whether it be city hall or somewhere else, where they can take shelter. They need feet on the ground as soon as conditions allow it in order to get help where needed.


Government officials typically do need to stay, for a variety of reasons. There are also likely to be some businesses (hospitals....) where private citizens are still required to work. So even in a mandatory evac, there are people who have to stay.
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2147. E46Pilot
4:07 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Man, Isaac is just sitting there. I've always said a Cat 1 storm can be just as bad as a stronger storm. Especially when it just sits there like that. The surge is topping the levees. They are holding but if they are not high enough that can be just as bad. Praying that Isaac gets moving and gets out of there real fast. Yes we have had flooding here in Palm Beach county but it's nothing compared to what they are going trough. Can't even imagine having head high water in the house.
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2146. Carnoustie
4:06 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting kwgirl:
Ach aye. My wee bairn is Scots by birth. Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland, UK. If you went into a bar and asked about the Scottish people, you would be buying a round, its Scots.


I,m just across the river in Gourock,its a small world.
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2145. DVSmith
4:05 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting LargoFl:
braithwaite park ...........


That's horrible. I hope everyone was able (and wise enough) to evacuate prior to the levee overtopping.
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2144. VirginIslandsVisitor
4:03 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting wunderkidcayman:

hey Relix right, (I'm not wishcasting ok). I don't buy the track going NW and recure out to sea. them same models that's forecasting 98L, did Isaac and when Isaac was an Invest(94L) models were in almost the same place as they are now for 98L, well maybe just a bit N of what 98L models show, and well we sure saw what that invest 94L turned out to be, mean old Isaac. so as I said and someone else said it, we will have to wait a bit longer.

also 98L is about 1 whole degree S of where Isaac was when he was an invest


Thanks for discussing this, guys! I'm supposed to go camping (on another island) this weekend and am really interested in what is going to happen with 98L. Guess we'll have to wait until Thursday or so to get a better idea?

Lindy
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2143. LAlurker
4:03 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Really, fellow bloggers, I know that many of you are tired of Isaac after 2 weeks of postings, but this is still going on here in LA, a lot still happening, still classed as a Cat 1 by NHC. Can you please refrain from posting about invests and TDs that won't affect anyone for days, weeks, or never. Give Isaac another day or two. Thanks!
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2142. DontNeedNoHandle
4:03 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
A day or two ago somebody posted asking if they should leave Plaquemines. I responded being behind that ridiculous horseshoe levee down there offers little protection.

A few posts later some jack__s posted "Remember, they can't make you leave!"

I wonder if that person is getting pulled off a roof today
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2141. hurricanehanna
4:03 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
11:00 AM CDT Wed Aug 29
Location: 29.6°N 90.7°W
Moving: NW at 6 mph
Min pressure: 972 mb
Max sustained: 75 mph
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2140. truecajun
4:03 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting ncstorm:
Did the President of the Parrish that is comparing this to Katrina evacuate for Isaac?


i don't think so. he was saying that water was coming through his electrical outlets on the back walls of his home and that he's lost some roof. so i'm assuming he's home or his family is.
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2139. GeorgiaStormz
4:03 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting Gatorxgrrrl:
People on top of houses in the mandatory evac zone, I guess some people have thick heads. I constantly hear "I want to be home to protect my property" - STUPID!! Now county and city officials have to be put in harms way for rescues. How can you protect property from your rooftop? DUMB!!


county and city didnt come get them, private citizens with boats did.

So whoever stayed and had a boat (an idiot in your mind maybe), is there to get their friends and neighbors out of this predicament.
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2138. HopquickSteve
4:02 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Based on the image in Dr. Masters' post, if Isaac was going NW he'd be over NOLA, he's over Houma instead. Just saying.
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2137. Gatorxgrrrl
4:02 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting FLCrackerGirl:


Really Enjoyable Post! LOL
*** 68+ So Far!! ***

Badmonkey82009, you need to re-post this to your own blog for posterity's sake. :o)



FlCracker!! I was wondering about you the other day when I went past 58th Ave!!

We have a WUBA group on FB, come join us.!! Hope your doing well!
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2136. fireflymom
4:02 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Yes and some of those same people only got 8 inches from Katrina but the water is into their attics this time.

Quoting LargoFl:
raithwaite residents are saying they had to break thru roofs, climb onto rooftops. Had to be rescued by boat.

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2135. dader
4:02 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting LAlurker:

that area is not below sea level - on the natural banks of Mississippi river.


Isn't the area uninhabitable without the levee system?
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2134. carpentergrl
4:02 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting ncstorm:
Did the President of the Parrish that is comparing this to Katrina evacuate for Isaac?


As far as I know, Parish Presidents and some first responders don't usually leave their parish. Most of them have some sort of command facility, whether it be city hall or somewhere else, where they can take shelter. They need feet on the ground as soon as conditions allow it in order to get help where needed.
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2133. cajunkid
4:02 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting Thunderground:
Looks like the Orleans Avenue Canal is about to overtop at Pumping Station 7, near I-610

http://www2.mvr.usace.army.mil/WaterControl/shefg raph-wotem2.cfm?sid=85642&d=7&dt=S


How much more does it have go?
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2132. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:02 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
2131. wunderkidcayman
4:01 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting jpsb:
I am American but 7 of my 8 grand parents are Scots. And I love Scotch Whiskey, must be in the genes.

thats cool

Quoting kwgirl:
Ach aye. My wee bairn is Scots by birth. Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland, UK. If you went into a bar and asked about the Scottish people, you would be buying a round, its Scots.

thats great :)

Quoting CybrTeddy:
If we close out August with 12 named before peak season, unless September really turns out to be a bust, finding it difficult to see how 2012 will end up with less than 15 named storms at this rate. Not any major hurricanes yet though, rather surprising lack of those.

yep totaly agree

Quoting Relix:


This time I don't buy it. It*may* go N of the Islands but definitely not that curve upwards.


well I think it may go S and into the islands it really seem to be trending this way this year Caribbean storms and also GOM storms and US E coast Born Storms

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2130. Badmonkey82009
4:01 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting AussieStorm:


Nice one... but you read my posts with an accent??? I'm half Scottish though. Will you now read my posts with a Scottish accent.


Only half of them.
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2129. LargoFl
4:01 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
braithwaite park ...........
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2128. Thunderground
4:00 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Real Time water gauges, Click away:

http://www2.mvr.usace.army.mil/WaterControl/stati oninfo2.cfm?sid=85659&fid=&dt=S
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2127. GetReal
4:00 PM GMT on August 29, 2012


From the La/Tx border to Panama City Beach, Fl that is some coverage area....
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2126. Gearsts
4:00 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
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2125. ncstorm
4:00 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Did the President of the Parrish that is comparing this to Katrina evacuate for Isaac?
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2124. LargoFl
3:59 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
raithwaite residents are saying they had to break thru roofs, climb onto rooftops. Had to be rescued by boat.
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2123. hydrus
3:59 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Isaac is at a crawl.
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2122. LargoFl
3:58 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting angiest:


Is there a part of southern Louisiana that doesn't?
whoa then big danger..probably alot of snakes also looking for a dry spot too
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2121. Chicklit
3:58 PM GMT on August 29, 2012


Quoting hurricanehanna:
Looks like Isaac has pulled up a beach chair and is enjoying the coastline...not in a hurry to leave.
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2120. FLCrackerGirl
3:57 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting Badmonkey82009:
After years of lurking, I finally realized how it is you know that you've been lurking on the blog a little too long in one sitting.

1. You wore out your F5 key.
2. You understand Taz on first reading.
3. The Tampa shield doesn't sound like a minor league sports team's name.
4. You read Aussie's posts with an accent.
5. You know (and care) that Pat's dog had puppies.
6. You can define a westcaster, floridacaster, upcaster and downcaster... with examples.
7. You know that, when it comes to hurricanes, sometimes science is an art.
8. You randomly crave Fresca.
9. Jim Cantore causes you physical pain when he is on TV.
10. You root for a thunderstorm of the CV islands to become a hurricane then you try to steer into open ocean it by sheer force of will.
11. You.stop.noticing.dots.between.words.
12. You find yourself genuinely hoping that people you've never met get through the storm safely.

Thanks to everyone who posts the "good stuff". To everyone affected.. be safe, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Returning to lurking.


Really Enjoyable Post! LOL
*** 68+ So Far!! ***

Badmonkey82009, you need to re-post this to your own blog for posterity's sake. :o)
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2119. AtHomeInTX
3:57 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Quoting angiest:


It was even a bit breezy in Katy when we left home this morning.


Getting a little breezy in Jefferson County.



Partly Cloudy and Breezy

83°F

28°C

Humidity67%
Wind SpeedN 22 G 31 mph
Barometer29.65 in (1004.1 mb)
Dewpoint71°F (22°C)
Visibility10.00 mi
Heat Index88°F (31°C)
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