Isaac pounding Haiti and the Dominican Republic with torrential rains

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:24 PM GMT on August 25, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac is pounding Haiti and the Dominican Republic with torrential rains that are causing extremely dangerous flooding and landslides. Isaac's center passed over Haiti's southwest peninsula early this morning, tracking about 50 miles west of the capital of Port-au-Prince. As the center pulled away to the northwest, Isaac's heaviest thunderstorms moved ashore over Hispaniola near sunrise, and are now dumping heavy rains with rainfall rates approaching one inch per hour, according to recent microwave satellite estimates. Barahona on the south coast of the Dominican Republic had received 5.14" of rain as of 8 am EDT this morning, and it is probable that some mountainous areas in Haiti and the Dominican Republic have already received up to 10" of rain from Isaac. These rains will continue though much of the day, and have the potential to cause high loss of life in Hispaniola.


Figure 1. A river north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti in flood due to rains from Isaac. Image from Amélie Baron via Twitter.

Latest observations
Isaac built a partial eyewall last night as the storm approached Haiti, but passage over the rough mountains of Haiti has destroyed the inner core, and the surface center of the storm is now fully exposed to view on satellite images. Radar out of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba shows no sign of an organized center, but does reveal some very intense thunderstorms affecting Eastern Cuba, Western Haiti, and nearby islands. Latest data from the Air Force Hurricane Hunters confirm that Isaac has weakened; during their penetration to obtain their 7:08 am EDT center fix, the aircraft reported top surface winds of 55 mph with their SFMR instrument, top flight-level winds at 5,000 feet of 68 mph, and a pressure rise of 3 mb, to 998 mb. Infrared and visible satellite loops show that Isaac remains a large and well-organized storm, though it lacks an inner core. An analysis of upper level winds from the University of Wisconsin CIMSS shows that upper-level outflow is still good to the north, but is lacking elsewhere. An impressive large multi-day satellite animation of Isaac is available from the Navy Research Lab.


Figure 2. Rainfall rates estimated by the NOAA F-17 polar orbiting satellite at 6:21 am EDT August 25, 2012. Rainfall rates of 1 inch per hour (orange colors) were occurring in a large area to the south of Hispaniola, and these heavy rains have now moved onshore. Image credit: Navy Research Laboratory.

Latest model runs for Isaac
The latest set of 0Z and 06Z (8 pm and 2 am EDT) model runs are similar in spread to the previous set of runs. Our two best models, the GFS and ECMWF, are virtually on top of each other, with a landfall location in the Florida Panhandle between Fort Walton Beach and Panama City. It is likely that the trough of low pressure pulling Isaac to the north will not be strong enough to pull Isaac all the way to the northeast and out to sea, and Isaac has the potential to drop torrential rains capable of causing serious flooding over the Southeast U.S. The latest 8-day precipitation forecast from the GFS model (Figure 3) calls for 10 - 15 inches of rain over portions of Georgia and South Carolina from Isaac. The ECMWF model, however, predicts that a ridge of high pressure will build in and force Isaac to the west after landfall, resulting in a slow motion across the Tennessee Valley into Arkansas by Friday. Arkansas is experiencing its worst drought in over 50 years, so the rains would be welcome there.


Figure 3. Predicted precipitation for the 8-day period from 2 am Saturday August 25 to 2 am Sunday September 2, from the 2 am EDT August 25 run of the GFS model. This model is predicting a wide swath of 5 - 10 inches of rain (orange colors) will affect portions of Cuba, Florida, the Bahamas, and the Southeast U.S. Image credit: NOAA/NCEP.

Intensity forecast for Isaac
Isaac survived passage over Hispaniola relatively intact. It's large size aided this, and this will also help it survive passage over Cuba today and Sunday. By the time Isaac pops off the coast of Cuba into the Florida Straits on Sunday, it will likely be a 50 mph tropical storm with a large, intact circulation. Isaac will be over very warm waters of 31°C (88°F) in the Florida Straits, wind shear will be light to moderate, and the upper-level wind pattern will feature an upper-level anticyclone over the storm, aiding its upper-level outflow. As I discussed in my previous post, Crossing Hispaniola and Cuba: a history, there have been five storms since 1900 with an intensity similar to Isaac, which crossed over both Haiti and Cuba, then emerged into the Florida Straits. These five storms strengthened by 5 - 20 mph in their first 24 hours after coming off the coast of Cuba. Given the relatively intact structure of Isaac so far, and the favorable conditions for intensification, I expect Isaac will intensify by 15 - 20 mph in 24 hours once the center moves off of the north coast of Cuba. If Isaac spends a full two days over water after passing the Florida Keys, it is possible that it will have enough time to develop a full eyewall and undergo rapid intensification into a Category 2 or 3 hurricane. The latest 06Z (2 am EDT) run of the GFDL model is calling for Isaac to intensify to Category 2 strength, then weaken to Category 1 at landfall in Mississippi on Tuesday. The 06Z HWRF run is calling for landfall in the Florida Panhandle near Fort Walton Beach as a borderline Category 2 or 3 hurricane. The 5 am EDT NHC wind probability forecast gave Isaac a 19% chance of becoming a Category 2 or stronger hurricane in the Gulf. I expect these odds are too low, and that Isaac has a 40% chance of becoming a Category 2 or stronger hurricane in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. I doubt the storm has much of a chance of hitting Category 4 or 5 status, though. While the surface waters in the Gulf of Mexico are very warm, near 30 - 31°C, the total heat content of these waters is unusually low for this time of year. We got lucky with the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current this summer, as it did not shed a big warm eddy during the height of hurricane season, like happened in 2005 (I discuss this in my Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Tutorial.) Without the type of super-high heat energy we had in 2005 in the Gulf of Mexico, Category 4 and 5 hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012 will have difficulty forming.

Invest 97L off the coast of Africa
A tropical wave (Invest 97L) is located about 350 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa. The storm has a modest amount of spin and heavy thunderstorms, and is under moderate wind shear. In their 8 am EDT Tropical Weather Outlook, NHC gave 97L a 30% chance of developing by Monday morning. The 8 am EDT SHIPS model forecast predicts moderate shear for the next 5 days over 97L, so some development is possible if 97L can fend off the dry air to its north. None of the reliable models foresee that 97L will be a threat to the Lesser Antilles Islands. However, both the GFS and ECMWF models predict that a tropical wave that has not yet emerged from the coast of Africa may develop next week, and potentially take a more westward track towards the Lesser Antilles.

The Weather Channel's hurricane expert, Brian Norcross, is now writing a blog on wunderground.com. For those of you unfamiliar with his background, here's an excerpt from his first post, from last night:

"This evening 20 years ago the sun set on the horrendous first day after Hurricane Andrew. I was in downtown Miami at the studios of the NBC station. We knew that there was "total" destruction in South Dade County, but even that didn't describe it. Here's to the people that went through it... and held their families together in a situation that most people can't imagine."

Angela Fritz will have a new post here by 6 pm EDT. For the next few days, I plan to do the morning blog post, and Angela will be doing the late afternoon post.

Jeff Masters


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1121. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
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Quoting Hurricane1956:
Did anybody have the link to the rainbow floater for Isaac?,thank you very much!!!.


Isaac Floater
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Quoting drj27:
TWC says there about to show the updated euro model shows it hitting nola smdh why do i even watch the TwC lol


lol…I guess TWC can't tell time.
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When is the Euro supposed to be published? Damn its been nearly six hours since initialization.


TWC seems to be hinting that the Euro has shifted even farther west. Do they get the outputs early or something?
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1117. LargoFl
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Quoting scott39:
What conditions in the GOM are going to stop Isaac from becoming a major hurricane?

Size, disrupted COC
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Interesting feature some of the "outer bands" (Lol) are coming for me.


What is coming your way is the "eyewall" expect consistent sustained winds of up to 30-40 mph and heavy rain, some occasional lightning.
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Sunday night:

Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 77. Northeast wind 40 to 50 mph, with gusts as high as 65 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 2 and 3 inches possible.
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cuba beginning to wear on isaac big time. No convection anywhere near center and circulation is dismal compared to 3 or 4 hours ago.
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After looking at the WV Loop, the showers across Fla moving W and the low over LA moving SE closing the dry air gap. Will Issac follow the W flow and what about that gap closing? Does any of these flows mean anything to Issac?
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Quoting bohonkweatherman:
Hello Joanie, i use to live in Alexandria, Isaac could go as far west as La. but chances are slim, watch storm and you should be fine. I think this Storm turns North and then Northeast before he gets to La. but that is not 100 percent.


Hi there :) Thank you for responding, yeah, I am watching cause you just NEVER know what it can do or where it will go...:)
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1108. Buhdog
rapid scan is so cool it makes my teeth hurt.

shows to me forwrd speed, coming off the coast, and blowing up !
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Time: 17:32:30Z
Coordinates: 19.4N 68.3W
Acft. Static Air Press: 427.8 mb (~ 12.63 inHg)
Acft. Geopotential Hgt: 7,046 meters (~ 23,117 feet)
Extrap. Sfc. Press: -
D-value: 341 meters (~ 1,119 feet)
Flt. Lvl. Wind (30s): From 104° at 20 knots (From the ESE at ~ 23.0 mph)
Air Temp: -11.6°C (~ 11.1°F)
Dew Pt: -18.5°C (~ -1.3°F)
Peak (10s) Flt. Lvl. Wind: 21 knots (~ 24.1 mph)
SFMR Peak (10s) Sfc. Wind: 27 knots* (~ 31.0 mph*)
SFMR Rain Rate: 2 mm/hr* (~ 0.08 in/hr*)
(*) Denotes suspect data

Recon on the way soon will know where the center of Isaac is.
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1106. scott39
Quoting angelafritz:
Looking forward to blogging with you all this afternoon!
Hello Angela, Why do you think the GFS and EURO still keep flip flopping from E to W on the N Gulf Coast.
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Back for a while.. geeze missed over 850 posts so I may say something that has already been said.
forgive me if I do.



here is SE Fla info:

Schools:

*All Monroe County public schools will be closed Monday.

*All Miami-Dade County public schools will be closed Monday.

*All Broward County public schools will be open Monday.

*Florida Keys Community College is closed on Sunday and Monday.

*Mary Immaculate, Star of the Sea School in Key West will be closed Monday.



Read more: http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/tracking_tropics /21008345571343/what-s-open-and-what-s-closed-as-i saac-approaches/#ixzz24a4i6dAb


Broward schools are scheduled to be open MOnday
but Dade and Monroe will be closed.



We really need to discuss the "FIRST" landfall of this storm which will be the Keys.. and Key West.

Seems we are all now focused on GOM and 2nd landfall..
and while that is important it could be a nasty storm by then in a few days from now...
what about Key West and SW Florida like Naples?

Just saying... and wondering....

Disclaimer I am from SE Fla (Ft Lauderdale area) so I do have an interest in what is going to happen within a hundred or so miles S, SW of me.

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Is there any such thing as a "Mandatory Evacuation" in USA - or is the term "mandatory" an oxymoron??
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1103. pottery
Quoting angelafritz:
Looking forward to blogging with you all this afternoon!

Nice !
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Quoting tropicfreak:
Kinda off topic, but we had an area of low pressure move inland. This was unexpected as models had this riding the coast. Had a really nice round of gusty showers and storms earlier this morning.

Interesting feature some of the "outer bands" (Lol) are coming for me.
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1101. Michfan
Quoting angelafritz:
Looking forward to blogging with you all this afternoon!


Will be nice to have a professional grinding it out with us amateurs on the blog today. Welcome.
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1100. drj27
TWC says there about to show the updated euro model shows it hitting nola smdh why do i even watch the TwC lol
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1099. LargoFl
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Quoting angelafritz:
Looking forward to blogging with you all this afternoon!


It IS afternoon, why wait Angela!? :)
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Quoting 7544:
is issac connecting with the bahama blob?? hmmmmmm

YES look at GOES
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Hey Angela, hopefully you can shed some clarity on the model pressure plunge madness.
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Quoting yoboi:


people should always prepare for the worst hope for the best....if you were really a soldier ya would know that...


A soldier? Never said I was, nor would I even admit to it if so. Maybe you got the wrong guy.
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Quoting Levi32:
Isaac is rather eliptical SE to NW due to a low pressure extension westward over the Caymans. This is part of what will be helping it slingshot back WNW towards the Florida keys, but is also a limiting factor against establishing a solid inner core right now.
Thank you for the information.Levi do you think that it will reach Hurricane strength as it approach the Florida keys? as per the NHC forecast.
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Quoting angelafritz:
Looking forward to blogging with you all this afternoon!
Thank you Angela......... We sure need some sanity here
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Quoting Walshy:
North Carolina and Virginia has had its fair share of tropical weather now...hopefully Isaac does not meander its way here.

Low pressure developing vicinity of stalled coastal front over eastern North Carolina looks very tropical like with warm topped deep convection. - NWS Raleigh

Quasi tropical system really putting down the rain across the extreme east this morning. - NWS Blackburg

08/25/2012 0840 am
2 miles NNW of Roanoke rapi, Halifax County.
Heavy rain 11.50 inch, reported by Emergency Mngr.

08/25/2012 1045 am
Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County.
Flash flood, reported by Emergency Mngr.

Officials report 80 homes with water damage... 10-12 strets flooded... one street destroyed and the basement of Halifax community hospital taking on water. No injuries or deaths reported. Report via webeoc.

08/25/2012 0945 am
Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County.
Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.

Numerous roads flooded in Roanoke Rapids with flooding in numerous residences and buildings. Evacuation shelter currently has 52 people registered.




Here in Richmond we had something that was sort of like an "eyewall", which was a band of showers and thunderstorms. We had consistent winds of up to 40 mph. Now we are in the center of circulation. Crazy morning!
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1090. scott39
What conditions in the GOM are going to stop Isaac from becoming a major hurricane?
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Quoting Grothar:
The HWRF still doesn't want to give up



Its over South Florida!
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Convective burst over the center
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Quoting StormHype:


What orifice do you want it in?



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What in the world are the models seeing that have the pressure falling off a cliff?
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CitiesPlace Alerts Temp. Humidity Pressure Conditions Wind Updated
Abraham Bay 84 °F 74% 29.80 in Scattered Clouds SE at 23 mph 1:00 PM EDT Save
Abraham's Bay 82 °F 79% n/a Thunderstorm ESE at 42 mph Estimated Save

Alice Town 80 °F 90% 29.96 in Mostly Cloudy NNW at 6 mph 12:53 PM EDT Save
Church Grove 82 °F 78% n/a Thunderstorm East at 44 mph Estimated Save
Clarence Town 82 °F 77% n/a Thunderstorm East at 42 mph Estimated Save
Duncan Town 82 °F 79% n/a Thunderstorm East at 44 mph Estimated Save
Dunmore Town 86 °F 70% 29.90 in Overcast ENE at 18 mph 12:00 PM EDT Save
Freeport 82 °F 74% 29.99 in Overcast ESE at 12 mph 1:00 PM EDT Save
George Town 84 °F 71% n/a Thunderstorm East at 41 mph Estimated Save
Green Turtle Cay 86.7 °F 77% n/a Cloudy ENE at 13.0 mph Estimated Save
Kemp's Bay 84 °F 74% n/a Thunderstorm ENE at 34 mph Estimated Save
Marsh Harbour 86.7 °F 77% n/a Cloudy ENE at 13.0 mph Estimated Save
Moss Town 84 °F 71% n/a Thunderstorm East at 41 mph Estimated Save
Nassau 86 °F 70% 29.90 in Overcast ENE at 18 mph 12:00 PM EDT Save
Rock Sound 86 °F 74% n/a Cloudy ENE at 32 mph Estimated Save
San Salvador 84 °F 75% n/a Thunderstorm East at 36 mph Estimated Save
The Bight 84 °F 75% n/a Thunderstorm East at 35 mph Estimated Save
West End 82 °F 74% 29.99 in Overcast ESE at 12 mph 1:00 PM EDT

Stations closest to Isaac's centre are in bold.
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Looking forward to blogging with you all this afternoon!
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Did anybody have the link to the rainbow floater for Isaac?,thank you very much!!!.
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1081. oakland
Quoting Bradenton:
I'm on Terra Ceia Bay with a beautiful view of the water...for now.


I'm actually inland near Ellenton but no one knows where that is unless you live here. LOL I think we talked when Debby was here. Don't know how long that beautiful view will last though. If mandated would you need to evacuate?
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Kinda off topic, but we had an area of low pressure move inland. This was unexpected as models had this riding the coast. Had a really nice round of gusty showers and storms earlier this morning.

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The National Hurricane Center in Miami has issued a hurricane warning for all the Florida Keys.  A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions, with winds 74 mph and above, are expected in the next 24-36 hours.

 The National Hurricane Center in Miami has issued a hurricane warning for all the Florida Keys.  A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions, with winds 74 mph and above, are expected in the next 24-36 hours.

Monroe County Emergency Management officials are urging visitors to leave the Keys if they have the means to  do so safely. For those  that can’t, officials are directing them to stay inside during the storm.

Emergency officials are preparing to respond to a minimal Category 1 hurricane and numerous hotels throughout the Keys are are built to safely accommodate people in storms that are even more powerful.

“If you choose to remain in the Florida Keys during this storm, the only safe place for you to be is inside,” said Irene Toner, emergency management director. “Our goal here is to keep everyone safe.”

As a last resort, visitors are welcome to stay at Monroe County’s storm shelters that are to open Saturday at 2 p.m. Those facilities include Key West High School at 2100 Flagler Ave.; Stanley Switlik School, at mile marker 48 in Marathon and Coral Shores High School at mile marker 90  in Islamorada. Shelters are safe havens, but those go there must bring their own supplies, including  bedding, food and medicine. Keys shelters are pet friendly, but if you bring your pet with you, it will be housed in a separate area.

Toner stressed that there was ample time for visitors to leave the Keys in a calm and orderly manner, but urged them to be out before Saturday night as weather conditions are projected to become extremely hazardous beginning early Sunday morning.

There are no commercial airline seats available out of Key West International Airport today, according to Peter Horton, county airports director, adding that no commercial flights will operate Sunday and likely not Monday as well.

Monroe County’s Emergency Information line at 1-800-955-5504 is to be activated this morning and the Florida Keys tourism council’s multilingual visitor assistance line is available at 1-800-771-KEYS.

Some detailed information from the National Weather Service overnight:

 Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for all of the Florida Keys, with a Hurricane Watch added on top.  This means tropical storm force winds are expected to begin within 36 hours, though with such a strong tropical storm expected to pass over or near the Keys, there is a possibility of hurricane force winds.  The change in status was made this evening due to the reconnaissance aircraft finding improved organization within the core of Tropical Storm Isaac and its tropical storm force winds extending further out from its center--meaning it's quite a large sized tropical storm.

IMPACTS:

Wind:  Tropical storm force winds are expected to reach the Keys as early as the early morning (predawn) hours Sunday...generally in the 5 and 8 am range from Marathon through Islamorada up through Ocean Reef.  For the Lower Keys and Key West, tropical storm force winds may begin later, in the 7 am to 10 am range, Sunday morning.  The peak winds, which may reach 50 to 65 mph, will likely occur during the afternoon and evening hours.  There is a small chance for category 1 hurricane force winds for some portion of the Keys during that time.   Tropical Storm force winds may end during the morning hours Monday in the Middle and Upper Keys, but could last into early afternoon in the Lower Keys and Key West.  The main impacts are likely to be power outages and fallen trees and tree limbs.  Some damage to awnings and standalone carports may also occur.

Storm Tide:  Storm tides of 2 to 4 feet are expected, with the best chance of that occurring along the oceanside of the Keys after the core of Isaac passes by, which will cause the winds to become southeast.  The high tide Sunday evening occurs generally between 5 and 8 pm.  Around that time, winds will be coming around out of the east, and some overwash will be possible oceanside on Lower Matecumbe, but at this time it doesn't look like it will be a significant surge.  With winds near their peak, there will be heavy wave action.  As winds become southeast from the Upper Keys to Key West Sunday evening, expect water to remain steady in the Upper Keys, but begin to rise along the Middle and Lower Keys.  The higher high tide occurs Monday morning generally from 5 to 8 am on the oceanside.  Although southeast winds may be decreasing, the peak storm tide may occur at this time.  These levels are probably going to cause some inundation near Sea Oats Beach with continued wave action.  These tides will also cause some inundation on oceanside streets throughout the Keys, and in Key West, the southernmost blocks near from Bertha Street through Southernmost Point.  Expect overwash with heavy wave action on South Roosevelt as well.  The Monday evening high tides, generally 6 to 9 pm, will not be as high, but expect some continued wave action and splashover at Key West as gusty southerly winds (below tropical storm force though) continue.  If this forecast track holds...the Upper Keys will see a rise in water levels Sunday afternoon and evening...probably not much change when the onshore winds are near their peak, and then a little more rise towards Monday morning.  After sunrise, there should be steady fall.  For the Middle and Lower Keys, the Sunday high tides comes before the winds become onshore.  So, expect a gradual rise in water as the wind shifts late in the evening, with a more sudden rise with the Monday morning high tide.  Tides will fall when the winds decrease after sunrise Monday. 

Tornadoes:  Isolated tornadoes will be possible with rain bands, mainly for locations east of where the center of Isaac passes through the Keys.  These tornadoes can produce narrow paths of significant damage and can develop with little advance warning.

Rainfall:  Rainfall of 6 to 10 inches is expected throughout the Keys, with most of the rain falling from Sunday morning through Monday morning.  The high tides combined with some storm surge will cause significant street and yard flooding in areas that historically see street flooding.  The lowest elevation neighborhoods may also experience some home and business flooding. 

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Resources:
Monroe County’s website: www.monroecounty-fl.gov
Facebook: MCSO-Florida Keys
Twitter: @mcsonews
Sheriff’s website: www.keysso.net
Monroe County Emergency: 1-800-955-5504
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1077. GetReal
IMO Isaac has picked up forward speed and is pretty much dead on the NHC forecast track at this time.

Link
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Quoting justsouthofnola:
the gfs 12z has moved back west. the closer to landfall it gets the more likely the models will be correct. i expect to see and westward trend today. with the due west jog he has been on. fingers crossed for a trip over cuba and take the storm apart


he's jogging north not west btw
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1074. Walshy
North Carolina and Virginia has had its fair share of tropical weather now...hopefully Isaac does not meander its way here.

Low pressure developing vicinity of stalled coastal front over eastern North Carolina looks very tropical like with warm topped deep convection. - NWS Raleigh

Quasi tropical system really putting down the rain across the extreme east this morning. - NWS Blackburg

08/25/2012 0840 am
2 miles NNW of Roanoke rapi, Halifax County.
Heavy rain 11.50 inch, reported by Emergency Mngr.

08/25/2012 1045 am
Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County.
Flash flood, reported by Emergency Mngr.

Officials report 80 homes with water damage... 10-12 strets flooded... one street destroyed and the basement of Halifax community hospital taking on water. No injuries or deaths reported. Report via webeoc.

08/25/2012 0945 am
Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County.
Flash flood, reported by 911 call center.

Numerous roads flooded in Roanoke Rapids with flooding in numerous residences and buildings. Evacuation shelter currently has 52 people registered.


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1073. Levi32
Isaac is rather eliptical SE to NW due to a low pressure extension westward over the Caymans. This is part of what will be helping it slingshot back WNW towards the Florida keys, but is also a limiting factor against establishing a solid inner core right now.
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Quoting stormchaser19:
Isaac will be a Cat.3...if he reach Cat.4 i will be very surprised because the heat content is not to deep




but the water tempers are hot and with 85+ water temper and with even a few 90s water temper you really dont need heat content this could really take off with out the loop eddy and heat content
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I hear ya loud and clear from a page ago GetReal. Anyone who would wish that on themselves must not be able to read. The aftermath is just hell on wheels. A member who went through the heart of Andrew said he/she was without power for six months. Some have posted they found neighbors dead in their garage when they returned. Not to mention skeleton pets who were left to drown or starve. Watching the nightly news last night, some said they had never psychologically recovered from Andrew and will never be the same. Still in awe at how few died in Andrew, that was a miracle.
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