Issac Is Officially A Hurricane

Tyler Durden's picture

Just because everyone is now a climate expert, here is the latest from the NHC:

RECONNAISSANCE DATA INDICATE ISAAC FINALLY ACHIEVES HURRICANE
STATUS...
...U.S. Warnings in Effect...

URRICANE ISAAC TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL092012
1120 AM CDT TUE AUG 28 2012

...RECONNAISSANCE DATA INDICATE ISAAC FINALLY ACHIEVES HURRICANE STATUS...

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH ISAAC HAVE INCREASED TO 75 MPH...120 KM/H. ON THIS BASIS...ISAAC IS BEING UPGRADED TO A HURRICANE.

SUMMARY OF 1120 AM CDT...1620 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...28.1N 88.6W
ABOUT 75 MI...115 KM SSE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
ABOUT 160 MI...250 KM SE OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...975 MB...28.79 INCHES

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ParkAveFlasher's picture

coriolis effect, bitchez!

THX 1178's picture

Gun-grab, round two, bitchez!

10mm's picture

No where near a Katrina outcome.

Hype Alert's picture

That's because The Bernank has made hurricanes irrelevant as an economic issue.  In fact, they are now bullish!

malikai's picture

I'm not thinking crude so much as I'm thinking gasoline. There's a lot of refiners that will shut down if that thing heads just a little bit west.

malikai's picture

On second thought, nevermind. This looks like a dud. I didn't realize it was already at NO.

Hype Alert's picture

I heard several refiners were already shut down.  Too many reasons not to.  I haven't heard much on Cushings inventories lately, but with the economy slow I think they are still topped off.

Stackers's picture

Strong CAT 1 storm .... Yawn. My dog farts harder.

Overfed's picture

Better yet, break 'em out!

azzhatter's picture

Has the looting started yet?

ZeroAvatar's picture

Damn!  Now the Saints won't be able to use the Superdome again this year.  Got reservations?

camaro68ss's picture

This guy is a slow mover. watch for twice the amount of rain fall then katrina and a larger storm surge up the rivers and levys because of the slow speed and angle of the storm.

 The storm may not be as large and fast like katrina but a slow and steady storm will do more damage!!!!

Remember, it was not the winds that wiped out New Orleans but the WATER!

12ToothAssassin's picture

So youre saying its not so much about size as it is speed and angle?

12ToothAssassin's picture

Thanks everybody we will be here all week! Dont forget to tip your waitstaff!

Vincent Vega's picture

The angel of the dangle is in direct proportion to the heat of the meat if the rate of ass is constant.

Agent P's picture

Constant?  Everyone knows the rate of ass expands with time.

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

A marginally endowed woman asks he husband about what she could do to enlarge her bust.

He suggested that several time a day she fold some toilet paper and rub it between her breasts.

She did this for several months to no avail, and she expressed her dismay to her husband and asked what was wrong?

He said- I dunno, but it sure worked well on your ass!

Crash, Bang, Boom...

StychoKiller's picture

Where does the "square of the hair" fit into yer equation? :>D

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

"Remember, it was not the winds that wiped out New Orleans but the WATER!"

Courtesy of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (the bureaucrat wing) with assistance from local politicians!

goldfreak's picture

will Ray Nagin be helping out?

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

"will Ray Nagin be helping out?"

Nah, "The Noggin" is probably more worried about going to jail for some of the crap he pulled in office.

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

Since this storm formed it was nothing but a glorified set of thunderstorms then magically, just before landfall the windspeed reaches 75 mph so it can be called a hurricane (marginally).

How many here realise that when a hurricane is declared there is an automatic 2% deduction on homeowners insurance?

I can easily visualize the insurance companied frantically calling NOAA this AM demanding a hurricane declaration.

As the Church Lady said: How Conveeenient!

slaughterer's picture

I was in the Keys when Isaac hit. This is just a set of storms.  Sorry, but do not believe the hype.  Isaac has noteeth.  The survival of New Orleans this time around will be trumped up to the fantastic competence of our Messiah.  "Change"  Anything goes in an election year. 

ZackAttack's picture

What a brilliant photo ops.

President on the ground at the Superdome, handing out ponchos and blankets, while Rs redefine rape.  

 

sosoome's picture

"No where near a Katrina outcome."

The projected path (just west of NO), and the angle of attack, make it potentially much worse than Katrina. Unfavorable atmospheric conditions, however, coupled with improved levees, may prove you correct.

smiler03's picture

When Tyler said "Just because everyone is now a climate expert.."

I think he was being sarcastic. 

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

More like flat screen TV grab...

Zymurguy's picture

I gotta feeling folks won't be turning 'em over so easily this time.

ZeroAvatar's picture

That's Pelosi's new name for the San Andreas, right?

foodstampbarry's picture

Epic media-hype hurricane FAIL.

machineh's picture

Oh, well. We've still got a shot at the Blizzard of the Century.

After all, one or two of them come every winter!

Dr. Engali's picture

It's all good the One has dispatched FEMA to shepherd his sheep.

tsx500's picture

also the One has promised unlimited paralegals to help treat any wounded sheeples

ZeroAvatar's picture

"Thank you, U.S. taxpayer!"

Stoploss's picture

Yes it is a sad day for the fear pumpers. Turned out to be a dud.

prains's picture

Fema row boats r a cumin

takeaction's picture

Watch and remember!!  Wait till you see the part "Strong Persuasion".  HAHAHAHAHA

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7794527529226066500

 

Zymurguy's picture

It doesn't have far to go before it reaches shore - it'll then lose energy and turn back into a strong storm system.  Maybe it will bring some much needed rain back to the heartland.  It's only 75 miles from shore... moving currently at 10mph... not very fast so hopefully it doesn't build up too much energy from this point.  Still, all the anchors at MSNBC, CNN, etc. were just waiting for this to happen so they could get out of Tampa :)

YesWeKahn's picture

This is all because people spin too much

Dr. Engali's picture

Drought stricken states welcome the rain....provided to you by Obummer the messiah. Thank goodness he slowed the storm just enough to provide a good rain to those who need it most. 

Jlmadyson's picture

Good for oil and gas I'm sure.