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Another Cool Morning.

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NWS Mesonet Low Temps This Morning.
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Isaac Slowly Dissipating - Heavy Rain & Flooding Continue.

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Blog updated at 1:13 PM MDT.

A sherriff's vehicle sits in flood waters caused by Isaac,  Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, north of LaPlace, La, off Lake Pontchartrain.


Sherry Henson (L) and Charmin Cosse work in the water to try to
 save cattle along Highway 23 after Hurricane ISAAC in  Plaquemines
 Parish, Louisiana August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner.


Residents use airboats to push cattle to higher ground after  Hurricane Isaac along Highway 23 in Plaquemines Parish,  Louisiana August 30, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner.
Carlo Maltese and his dog Pin ride in a boat after being rescued
 from his flooded home as Hurricane Isaac hits  Wednesday,
 Aug. 29, 2012, in Braithwaite, La. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
GRLevl3 Mobile, AL Estimated Rainfall Totals.
GRLevl3 Mobile, AL Estimated Rainfall Totals.

NWS AHPS Rainfall Totals.
NHC Forecast Track Of Isaac.
Tropical Storm Isaac was located 50 miles south of Monroe, Louisiana, or 165 miles northwest of New Orleans, Louisiana as of 9 AM MDT this morning. Isaac con…

Isaac Flooding New Orleans & Nearby Areas.

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Blog updated at 6:00 PM MDT.

Nearly 1000+ Homes have been evacuated in LaPlace in St. John Parish due to Flash Flooding coupled with the nearby lake Flooding. This picture comes from Twitter. President states evacuations and rescues are ongoing now as rain continues to fall.
 Braithwaite, LA (Plaquemines Parish). Last evening we reported on Levee issues in Plaquemines Parish. This may be a storm surge combined with flash flooding issue.
From WBRZ: I-10 in LaPlace underwater and impassable. 
Via @wildwayne: Pic of Flooded subdivisions in LaPlace, LA.
@wdsu @WWLTV this was sent from Myrtle Grove. p.twimg.com


Troopers patrolling the Troop L area took time to rescue this young fawn stranded by rising water on LA 22 in Madisonville, LA. Master Trooper Bill Blackwell is pictured carrying the fawn to high ground where it was reunited with its mother.
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Cool Morning Low Temps.

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NWS Mesonet Low Temps This Morning.
With the meteorological starting Saturday mother nature gave us a prelude this morning. Early low temperature readings coming in just after sunrise indicate the 40's in the Sacramento Mountains, and the 50's and 60's across the southeastern plains. Enjoy these temps because we are slated to heat up again this weekend into the first of next week. Our highs are forecast to climb back up to the upper 90's to the low 100's. It appears we have no chance of rain either.
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Hurricane Isaac Nearly Stationary Overnight.

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GRLevel2-AE (Analyst) Snapshot At 6:15 AM MDT.
 GRLevel3 2.00 Estimated Rainfall Totals.
Visible Satellite Image Of Hurricane Isaac At Sunset.
Visible Satellite Image Of Hurricane Isaac At 6:15 AM MDT.
IR RBTOP Satellite Image Of Hurricane Isaac At 5:45 AM MDT.
Tropical Storm Potential Impacts.
Seven years ago today, Category 3 Hurricane Katrina was pounding the New Orleans and surrounding areas. As the sun rises this morning yet another Hurricane (Isaac) is battering the city and surrounding areas.
 As of 5 AM MDT, Hurricane Isaac was located about 20 miles southeast of Houma, or about 50 miles south-southwest of New Orleans. Issac had remained pretty much stationary overnight, but at times taking a jog to the southwest and west.
 His average movement now is to the northwest at 6 mph. This is forecast to continue today, although the possibility of additional wobbles in Isaac's track may also occur. The longer Isaac lingers or stalls in the area, the greater the impacts from the winds, he…

Isaac Now A Hurricane.

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Visible Satellite Image Of Hurricane Isaac At 10:40 AM MDT.
IR RBTOP Satellite Image Of Hurricane Isaac At 10:15 AM MDT.
GRLevel 2-AE (Analyst) Cross Section View.
New Orleans NWS Doppler Radar Snapshot At 11:15 AM MDT.

GRLevel3 2.00 Base 0.5 Degree View.
New Orleans NWS Doppler Radar Snapshot At 12:12 PM MDT.
NHC Forecast Track Of Hurricane Isaac.

At 10:20 AM MDT this morning, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Isaac to a Hurricane. Very little has changed in the status of Isaac since that update, and the latest advisory issued at Noon MDT/1 PM CDT. Hurricane Isaac is located about 55 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, or 135 miles southeast of New Orleans. Isaac's has sustained winds of 75 mph with gusts to 85 mph. He continues moving to the northwest at 10 mph. 

Some wobbling may occur this afternoon into tonight, but if the Hurricane continues on its current forecast track, Isaac is headed straight for New Orleans. Its very possible that Isaac may strengt…

Waiting On Isaac.

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T.S. Isaac IR Satellite Image At 5:15 AM MDT.
T.S. Isaac IR Funktop Satellite Image At 5:15 AM MDT.
T.S. Isaac IR RBTOP Satellite Image At 5:15 AM MDT.
NHC Forecast Track Of T.S. Isaac.
06Z/Midnight MDT Last Night HWRF Forecast. Inland With 115 MPH Sustained Winds - Category 3. Valid At 6 AM MDT/7 AM CDT Wednesday August 29, 2012.
NWS NHC 5-Day Rainfall Totals Forecast.
Tropical Cyclone Potential Impacts.
Waiting, waiting, and more waiting on Isaac to strengthen into a Hurricane.Isaac remains a tropical storm as the sun rises over the cyclone this morning. For three days now we have been waiting for the storm to strengthen into a Hurricane and this just has not happened yet. No doubt this has got to be wearing on the nerves of the people living along the coastline of Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle. Playing the hurry up and wait game with a Tropical Storm or Hurricane cannot be fun, and more of this may be in store for these folks over the next 24 - 36 hours.
 Isaac continues …

East Carlsbad, NM Hit With A Wet Microburst Sunday.

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A Wet Microburst from a thunderstorm slammed the east side of Carlsbad, New Mexico yesterday afternoon. My family and I were at the Elks Pool at the time, and I took all of the above photos from there. The thunderstorm was located to our east, and I estimated that we got rocked by at least 60 mph wind gusts at the pool.
 A home weather station located in the Ridgecrest Subdivision, on the Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course, recorded a peak wind gust from this thunderstorm of 70 mph at 3:09 PM MDT. That station recorded .49" from the storm, while my home weather station located on the northwest side of town only recorded a trace of rain. No doubt heavier rain fell east and southeast of the pool. As far as I am aware, there was no hail associated with the storm. I guess you can say that instead of core punching this storm, I got cored punched by it. It was an interesting experience, since we all ran to the bathrooms and the main lodge to seek shelter from the storm.
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Isaac Getting Better Organized.

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Blog updated at 3:18 PM MDT.
Blog updated at 1:27 PM MDT.


T.S. Isaac Visible Satellite Image At 12:45 PM MDT.


T.S. Isaac Visible Satellite Image At 12:45 PM MDT.


Visible & IR Satellite Images Of T.S. Isaac At 6:45 AM MDT.
T.S.Isaac IR Rainbow Satellite Image At 6:45 AM MDT.
T.S. Isaac IR RBTOP Satellite Image At 6:45 AM MDT.

NWS HPC 5-Day Rainfall Totals Forecast.
Update At 3:00 PM MDT-

Tropical Storm Isaac isslowly strengthening as of the 3 PM MDT advisory from the NHC. Isaac's sustained winds are now up to 70 mph with gusts to 85 mph. His central pressure is dropping at 28.97 inches of mercury, or 981 millibars. Isaac is moving to the northwest at 12 mph. The storm is slowing down in its forward movement, and strengthening will likely continue over the next 24 hours. The pressure has dropped 7 millibars since last advisory.

Isaachas been wobbling to the west this afternoon. A Central Dense Overcast (CDO) has developed, and an eye is showing up in the Recon data. Dry air at the mid-lev…

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