8pm Hurricane Isaac Update

I have outlined the area of strong winds which is moving toward the WNW across the New Orleans area. Winds are gusting to 65 mph at Houma (SW of New Orleans) with 85 mph over Houma at 2,100 ft.

In the City of New Orleans (11 o'clock in the donut), winds are now gusting to 67 mph.  Torrential rains are falling. More than 110,000 homes and businesses are without power in the region.

The area of dark blue at the 3 o'clock position in the donut is winds of more than 100 mph about 3,000 ft. above the ground.  Some the these stronger winds may make their way down toward the ground overnight.


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