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Weather Forecast 8-28-12

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Posted by ErinFloyd on 2012/8/29 4:20:00 (1191 reads)
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Open in new windowBy Erin Floyd

For tonight partly cloudy, then clear. Low of 72F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday clear. High of 97F. Winds from the East at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNE in the afternoon. And for Wednesday night clear. Low of 70F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 15 mph.

Thursday Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 97F. Winds from the East at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NNE in the afternoon.
Thursday Night partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening. Low of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

More rain chances on Friday as well.

For those of us following the hurricane, it is currently stalled over open water. I'm worried about the below sea level fish bowl known as New Orleans and surrounding areas. I hope the huge engineering project down there is complete enough to handle the onslaught of rain from Issac.

So here's the latest report from NOAA on Isaac
"HURRICANE ISAAC TROPICAL CYCLONE POSITION ESTIMATE
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092012
900 PM CDT TUE AUG 28 2012

...CENTER OF ISAAC OVER WATER AGAIN...
...HEAVY RAINS...HIGH WINDS...AND STORM SURGE FLOODING CONTINUE...

AIRCRAFT AND RADAR DATA INDICATE THAT THE EYE OF ISAAC HAS WOBBLED
WESTWARD DURING THE LAST COUPLE OF HOURS...AND THE CENTER IS NOW
BACK OVER WATER TO THE WEST OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

AT 900 PM CDT...0200 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISAAC WAS
ESTIMATED BY NOAA DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR NEAR LATITUDE 28.9 NORTH...
LONGITUDE 89.7 WEST...OR ABOUT 80 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF NEW
ORLEANS LOUISIANA...OR ABOUT 75 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HOUMA LOUISIANA.

A SUSTAINED WIND OF 46 MPH WITH A GUST TO 67 MPH WAS JUST OBSERVED
AT LAKEFRONT AIRPORT IN NEW ORLEANS. A SUSTAINED WIND OF 67 MPH
WITH A GUST TO 85 MPH WAS RECENTLY REPORTED AT THE NATIONAL OCEAN
SERVICE AUTOMATED STATION IN GRAND ISLE LOUISIANA. IN ADDITION...A
WIND GUST TO 71 MPH WAS RECENTLY REPORTED AT GALLIANO LOUISIANA.

A STORM SURGE OF 9.9 FEET WAS RECENTLY REPORTED AT A NATIONAL
OCEAN SERVICE TIDE GAUGE AT SHELL BEACH LOUISIANA. A STORM SURGE
OF 6.2 FEET WAS OBSERVED AT A NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE TIDE GAUGE IN
WAVELAND MISSISSIPPI. "

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