Friday, August 24, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Unlikely For Florida

Poorly Organized Tropical Storm Moves More Westward

LABELLE, FL. --  The National Hurricane Center says the likelihood of Tropical Storm Isaac hitting Florida as a hurricane is unlikely through Wednesday. As the storm passes more westerly through the Caribbean, the track show a less than 10 percent probability of hurricane force winds which would occur out in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday.

The graphics above show probabilities of sustained (1-minute average) surface wind speeds equal to or exceeding 64 kt...74 mph (hurricane force) out in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday next week.

These wind speed probability graphics are based on the official National Hurricane Center (NHC) track, intensity, and wind radii forecasts, and on NHC forecast error statistics for those forecast variables during recent years.

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