Tuesday, August 28, 2012

6:30pm Isaac Update

Satellite image from 6:02pm. The little overshooting top just south of the mouth of the Mississippi is the center of the storm as it moves northwest.

The Doppler radar shows the 105-110 mph winds (deep blue color) have moved closer to the radar and are now about 5,000 to 6,000 ft. above sea level. Winds of 110mph have just been confirmed by a Hurricane Hunter aircraft.
New Orleans in black rectangle. Dark blue = very high winds just offshore.
Under the deep blue color, the wind has gusted to 97 mph as measured by a oil platform above the water's surface.

Clearly, Isaac continues to intensify. The storm is moving northwest 8-10mph.

Jim Reed just sent this photo of a toppled tree in Gulfport, MS.

Here is the 5-day total rainfall through 7pm Sunday. Beneficial rains in the Corn Belt and Delta soybean area.

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