URNT12 KNHC 290146 VORTEX DATA MESSAGE AL092012 A. 29/01:26:00Z B. 28 deg 45 min N 089 deg 37 min W C. 850 mb 1148 m D. 61 kt E. 224 deg 19 nm F. 308 deg 78 kt G. 214 deg 24 nm H. 968 mb I. 18 C / 1513 m J. 22 C / 1520 m K. 21 C / NA L. NA M. NA N. 12345 / 8 O. 0.02 / 2 nm P. AF308 3209A ISAAC OB 10 MAX FL WIND 96 KT NE QUAD 22:49:30Z MAX FL TEMP 22 C 104 / 8 NM FROM FL CNTR
I am feeling lucky. It's pretty tame near Audubon Park. Occasional squalls with bursts of rain but nothing sustained and power is still on. I am wondering if the pumps at the end of the outfall canals are keeping up...
St Mary Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security posted conditions at Patterson airport and stated wind was gusting to 41mph. If this is what 41 feels like then I'm going to reeeeeeally hate what's coming later.
I can't stand watching these newscasts. For days we've been talking about the possibility of Isaac moving right to the coast and stalling while steering currents collapse. Bob is talking about this like it's something brand new.
Isaac will not do what the NHC forecast is calling for.