Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Isaac batters SE LA?MS. Just a Cat. 1?

The eye of Hurricane Isaac made landfall over extreme southern Plaquemines shortly before 7 PM, however, he has only staggered slowly westward the past 4 hours and radar loops even show a slight SW motion that keeps the center over the warm Gulf waters.  That’s discouraging for those of us who are tired & frustrated being without power.  I’m hoping a more NW motion resumes later tonight to get the center inland allowing the weakening process to begin.  Until then, 40-60 mph winds with gusts 80+ will batter the Southshore.  Winds on the Northshore are in the 25-40 range with gust to 50+.  If that NW motion resumes, Isaac should slowly take his winds and rain and high water levels away from us, but improvement probably won’t begin until after noon on Wednesday.  I’m going to sleep and will be back with you on FOX 8 at 6 AM.  Stay tuned.

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