Isaac Makes Landfall, Impacts Should Continue

August 28th, 2012 at 7:05 pm by under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather

…ISAAC MAKES LANDFALL IN EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA…
…STRONG WINDS AND A DANGEROUS STORM SURGE OCCURRING ALONG THE
NORTHERN GULF COAST…

NOAA DOPPLER RADAR INDICATES THAT HURRICANE ISAAC MADE LANDFALL
ALONG THE COAST OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA IN PLAQUEMINES PARISH JUST
SOUTHWEST OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT 645 PM CDT…
2345 UTC…WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 80 MPH…130 KM/H.

AT 700 PM CDT…0000 UTC…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISAAC WAS
ESTIMATED BY NOAA DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR NEAR LATITUDE 29.0
NORTH…LONGITUDE 89.4 WEST…OR ABOUT 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE
MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER…AND ABOUT 90 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA.

A SUSTAINED WIND OF 45 MPH WITH A GUST TO 62 MPH WAS OBSERVED WITHIN
THE PAST HOUR AT LAKEFRONT AIRPORT IN NEW ORLEANS. A WIND GUST TO
56 MPH WAS RECENTLY REPORTED AT GALLIANO LOUISIANA.

A STORM SURGE OF 8.8 FEET WAS RECENTLY REPORTED AT A NATIONAL
OCEAN SERVICE TIDE GAUGE AT SHELL BEACH LOUISIANA.  A STORM SURGE
OF 5.5 FEET WAS OBSERVED AT A NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE TIDE GAUGE IN
WAVELAND MISSISSIPPI.

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