Saturday, August 25, 2012
We have another shift to the west in the 0Z track guidance. My south MS friends should be aware. We are not out of the woods. This is subject to change(most likely will), but something to consider and watch closely. We should always be prepared.
Isaac did not lose much intensity as it passed over Haiti last night(only 10 mph). It is now currently around 60mph. This current track has Isaac flirting with the top of Cuba, which means more chances for strengthening . The NHC does expect Isaac to become a hurricane in about 36 hours. The conditions for strengthening are favorable as it makes its way into the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. As of right now, the current track has Isaac making landfall as a Cat1(keep in mind there is the possibility of it being stronger) between Pensacola and Panama City early Wednesday morning. This track is still subject to change and should be watched closely. Always be prepared.