Isaac fourth Atlantic hurricane this seasonAugust 28th, 2012 at 4:34 pm by Tara Hastings under Weather
This Atlantic hurricane season has been active but many of the storms have strayed away from the US. Isaac now is the first hurricane this season to hit landfall. As of earlier Tuesday the storm reached a category 1 status with winds near 75mph. The storm is a slow mover with a speed of only 10mph. This means the Isaac will drop a ton of rain on Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. Some locations may pick up 10-15 inches.
Here’s a picture of Isaac from the University of Wisconsin SSEC:
Here is Isaac’s current conditions as of Tuesday afternoon. You can track Isaac by using our Tropical Tracker.
Isaac makes four hurricanes this season with ten named storms in all. TS Alberto, TS Beryl, Hurricane Chris, TS Debby, Hurricane Ernesto, TS Florence, TS Helene, Hurricane Gordon, Hurricane Isaac, TS Joyce.
Isaac is the first hurricane to make landfall this year. The other three Chris, Ernesto and Gordon have been far in the Atlantic . Tropical Storms Beryl and Debby brought significant rain to parts of Florida earlier this year.
Here’s a look at TS Debby’s landfall.
The Atlantic hurricane season peaks in early September so we still have the chance of seeing more storms. Here’s a look at climatology.
The official forecast from the National Hurricane Center suggests we may still be on track for more. The forecast was updated in early August but still has a number of storms on it
Named storms: 12-17
Major Hurricanes (category 3 or higher): 2-3
Here’s hoping the tropical weather stays away from the US coastline and keeps everyone safe.