4:00 pm Monday, August 27th, 2012

Roger Erickson

National Weather Service

Lake Charles, LA

Tropical Storm Isaac 4 pm Monday


26.4 North 86.2 West

65 mph gusts to 75 mph

982 mb


Water vapor imagery shows dry air to the south side of Isaac still being pulled into the core, causing development to be slow.

Deep layer wind shear is moderate east and west of Isaac, and the steering currents are indicating motion to the northwest.

The Monday 4 pm NHC forecast calls for Isaac to move northwest across the eastern Gulf of Mexico over the next 2436 hours, with a landfall projection in southeast Louisiana.

The consensus of the models show southeast Louisiana as the most likely location for landfall.

The forecast intensity shows category 1 as the most likely scenario, although category 2 can’t be ruled out.

Local Weather Impacts
Southwest Louisiana, Central and South Central Louisiana
Weather Impact Tides Cameron Tides Vermilion-St. Mary Wind Gust Forecast for Tuesday Forecast for Wednesday

1-3 ft below normal 1-2 ft above normal 1-3 ft below normal 2-4 ft above normal 20-40 mph SW LA 40-60 mph SC LA 20-30 mph cenla 20-40 mph SW LA 40-60 mph SC LA 30-50 mph cenla


2-4 inches SC LA

2-4 inches SC LA 2-4 inches cenla

Local Weather Impacts
Southeast Texas
Weather Impact Tides Wind Gust Rain Tornado Forecast for Tuesday 1-3 ft below normal 20-30 mph None None Forecast for Wednesday 1 ft above normal 20-30 mph Less than 1 inch Isolated Threat in East Texas

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