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Tropical Storm Isaac Churns North of Cuba, Should Travel West of Florida
Author: Josh Owens | August 25, 2012 9:00 pm est
Well I have been holding off from saying what track Isaac would take for alot longer then other have, and I think for fair reason. I didn’t have enough confidence in the models that had Isaac a storm that was going west of the Florida panhandle, which is why I said in my last post that I would hold off till at most the 26th for a final outlook on a track. Yep, Im early. Anyway, I was debating between these three solutions for Isaac track:
- East side of Florida: Isaac would come off of Haiti growing quick and becoming a Hurricane and pulling north, going up the side of the east coast and eventually weakening a little and making a landfall in the Carolina’s as a Tropical Storm, bringing with it tropical depression like conditions to our region.
- Hit the nail on the head: The nail is the Florida panhandle, near Homestead. It would travel up the land and be a Tropical Depression within 12 hours.
- Gulf Coast: This is the one everyone else is on. Travels into the gulf, strengthens to a Hurricane and hits the gulf coast somewhere. Lots of opinions on where that is.
Well things came together today with Isaac enough to show that he should be a “Solution 3″ storm. We (Mark and I) are in agreement that it will make a impact along the gulf coast, on Florida soil. The strength should be around a strong Category 2 to weaker Cat 3 storm. That may be adjusted though as the storm progresses.
IMPACTS FOR MARYLAND
We wouldn’t be feeling it until next weekend most likely, but we should be getting some good rain left overs from this storm. The thought is that a front will collect the remains of the system and bring it over to us for a few days. That, however, is a bit of a distance away from us time-wise and something we will monitor as the days come towards us.
Hey, its NOT a Irene 2.0!