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11 A.M Update from NHC-NOAA: Isaac Still at Hurricane Strength

Via Times Picayune:

Hurricane Isaac is drenching southeastern Louisiana. Dangerous storm surge and flood threat from heavy rains are likely to continue through tonight.

At 10:00 a.m. CDT the center of Isaac was located by NOAA Doppler weather radar near latitude 29.6 north, longitude 90.7 west, or very near Houma Louisiana.

Isaac is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph, 9 km/h. This general motion is expected to continue through tonight, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest by Thursday night or early Friday. On the forecast track, the center of Isaac will move farther inland over Louisiana today and tomorrow, and over southern Arkansas by early Friday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 75 mph, 120 km/h, with higher gusts. Isaac is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours as Isaac continues moving farther inland, and Isaac is expected to weaken to a tropical storm later today. . .

And here’s the latest satellite map via Weather Underground:

Updates to follow. . . - Greg Pollowitz

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