Wrangling the Tropics

Tropical Storm Isaac has been causing commotion through the Caribbean, and continues to affect parts of southern Florida.  While tropical storms are strong and nothing to mess with, Florida looks to get away with the lighter side of Isaac.

Over the next 48 hours Isaac is expected to strengthen over warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico. Isaac is forecasted to become a hurricane in the morning hours of Tuesday. While the expected path is yet to be nailed down, landfall locations range from the extreme western panhandle of Florida, to areas just west of New Orleans, LA.

Numerous forecast models show Isaac organizing well when it travels over the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico. Most model forecasts show a threatening storm when it makes landfall.

Central pressure reads just around 964mb on this GFS 18z run. This places Isaac as a possible strong Cat 2/ weak Cat 3 on landfall.

Current forecasts keep Isaac out of Major Hurricane status(Cat 3+), but as it clears land of Florida intensification will pick up.

Will be keeping an eye on Isaac as it treks towards landfall. Watch my Facebook page for a more up to date glimpse into things.


About gweatherc
Live in Michigan and enjoy observing the weather. Want to pursue it as a career! Currently taking classes at Central Michigan University.

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