We've been tracking Isaac since early last week. Now that Issac is heading into the Gulf of Mexico with no land to inhibit its development, the forecast is now more certain. Unfortunately for residents along the gulf coast near New Orleans, landfall seem eminent on the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Here is the latest satellite image of Isaac. Click on this link for the most recent image
The gulf water temperatures are running well above normal. This aids in the intensification process by evaporating water (the salt stays in the ocean). The process of water vapor condensing into water drops releases tremendous amounts of energy which all originates from water ocean water.
Heavy rain from New Orleans to Pensacola. Notice the amounts: 18 inch bulls eye along the coast. Storm surge will be the highest along the Mississippi coast
All of the models are pushing Isaac further west with the remains into Ohio by this weekend. If you are heading to the Cleveland Airshow at Burke Lakefront Airport, stay up on the latest forecast