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Tropical Storm Isaac Strengthens – Forecast for South Florida

Posted by cat5shuttersllc on August 24, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac Strengthens - Forecast for South FloridaTropical Storm Isaac has been gaining strength through the first half of Friday while spinning west-northwest in the Caribbean Sea. Some additional intensification is possible before Isaac interacts with Hispaniola and eastern Cuba Friday night into Saturday.

Thereafter, residents and visitors of Florida and the central/eastern Gulf Coast should continue to monitor the progress of Isaac closely into next week. There is a high probability that the United States will be affected by Isaac.

Bands of heavy rain may trigger flash flooding in Puerto Rico through Friday night, even with Isaac’s center well to the southwest.

Isaac will move over or near Hispaniola – home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic – on Friday, and possibly into Saturday, where 8 to 12 inches of rain is possible (locally 20 inches). Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides will likely result from that amount of rain.

Numerous watches and warnings have been issued for the northern Caribbean islands and the Bahamas.

Isaac Threat Index
Areas shaded in yellow (Aware), including parts of the southern United States, should be vigilant and monitor the progress of Isaac closely. Orange-shaded locations (Alert), including portions of southern Florida, are typically under a watch or warning, or are expected to be in the next day or so. In red-shaded areas, the risk of impact is sufficiently high that preparations should be made for the storm.

Current Information
So, where exactly is the cyclone’s center located now? If you’re plotting the storm along with us, you can view the current information map to get the latitude/longitude coordinates, distance away from the nearest land location, maximum sustained winds and central pressure (measured in millibars).

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Watches
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions, with sustained winds from 39 to 73 mph, are possible in your area within the next 48 hours. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions, with sustained winds of 74 mph or higher, are possible in your area within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warnings
A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the specified area in the next 36 hours. A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the specified area in 36 hours or less.

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