Will devote this hurricane season to provide up-to-the-minute, basic information when a tropical system is threatening land. Both basins included.
By: hurricaneben , 12:10 AM GMT on August 25, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac's center is very close to making landfall in SW Haiti. Isaac is an upper-end tropical storm with winds of around 65 MPH and barometric pressure down to 992 milibars. Landfall should occur in the next several hours, some weakening is expected before Isaac emerges into the Florida Straits sometime tomorrow afternoon. That's where things could get very favorable for Isaac as it passes through the Florida Keys as a borderline hurricane then heads in the general direction of the Florida Panhandle, possibly near category two intensity by the time it makes landfall there around Tuesday or Wednesday so definitely a serious concern for many and one to watch. Still things are very uncertain, and I won't be surprised if Isaac's track shifts back to the east and the threat re-increases for South Florida. Tropical storm watches are up for South Florida & the Keys by the way, and these can be upgraded to warnings or even hurricane watches. Winds of close to tropical-storm strength along with locally heavy flooding rainfall and minor coastal flooding is expected in the Miami area and Isaac's center is currently expected to be over 150 miles away at closest approach, that may change and the threat may rise so keep an eye on Isaac.
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